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Cardiovascular Check List by Blood Type

Most machines have owner’s manuals, but we never got one for our bodies! Making sure that we are taking care of ourselves can be challenging if we don’t have a plan. We’ve tried to make it easy for you with regards to some fundamental care and tending of your cardiovascular system and your heart, and here are blood type specific checklists for optimizing your heart health. The keys are eating right, exercising and managing stress. And not on the list but good for all blood types — cultivate joy! Find happiness in the small moments, gratitude in the big ones, and joy each and every day. It doesn’t cost anything, and it gives back so much.

Blood Type O Cardiovascular Diet Checklist

  • Eat small to moderate portions of high quality, lean, organic meat several times a week for strength, energy, and digestive health. Meat should be prepared medium to rare for the best health effects. If you char broil or cook meat well-done, use a marinade composed of beneficial ingredients, such as cherry juice, spices, and herbs.
  • Include regular portions of richly oiled cold-water fish. Fish oils can improve cardiac health, contribute to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and support thyroid function.
  • Consume little or no dairy foods, as Blood Type O poorly digests them.
  • Eliminate wheat and wheat-based products from your diet. They are the gateway to metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease for your blood type.
  • Limit your intake of beans, as they are not a particularly good protein source for Type Os. Some contain reactive lectins that can impair metabolic activity.
  • Eat lots of BENEFICIAL fruits and vegetables.
  • If you need a daily dose of caffeine, replace coffee with green tea. It isn’t acidic and has substantially less caffeine than a cup of coffee.
  • Use BENEFICIAL and NEUTRAL nuts and dried fruits for snacks.

Blood Type A Cardiovascular Diet Checklist

  • Avoid red meat. Low levels of hydrochloric acid and intestinal alkaline phosphatase make it hard for Blood Type A to digest.
  • Derive your primary protein from soy foods and other plant sources.
  • Include regular portions of richly oiled cold-water fish every week.
  • Include modest amounts of cultured dairy foods in your diet, but limit fresh milk products, which cause excess mucus production.
  • Eat your beans; beans provide an essential high-protein vegetable source for Blood Type A.
  • Don’t overdo the grains, especially wheat-derived foods. Avoid wheat if you have a heart condition, diabetes, or are overweight.
  • Eat lots of BENEFICIAL fruits and vegetables, especially those high in antioxidants and fiber.
  • Drink 2 to 3 cups of green tea every day for extra cardiovascular and immune system benefits.

Blood Type B Cardiovascular Diet Checklist

  • Eat small to moderate portions of high quality, lean, organic meat (especially goat, lamb, and mutton) several times a week for strength, energy, and digestive health. Meat should be prepared medium to rare for the best health effects. If you char broil or cook meat well-done, use a marinade composed of beneficial ingredients, such as cherry juice, spices, and herbs.
  • Include regular portions of richly oiled cold-water fish. Fish oils can improve cardiac health and contribute to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They can also help counter inflammatory conditions and balance immune activity.
  • If you are not accustomed to eating dairy products, introduce them gradually, after you have been on the diet for Blood Type B for several weeks. Begin with cultured dairy foods, such as yogurt and kefir, which are more easily tolerated.
  • Eliminate wheat and wheat-based products from your diet. They are the gateway to metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease for your blood type.
  • Eat lots of BENEFICIAL fruits and vegetables.
  • If you need a daily dose of caffeine, replace coffee with green tea. It isn’t acidic and has substantially less caffeine than a cup of coffee.
  • Use BENEFICIAL and NEUTRAL nuts and dried fruits for snacks.
  • Avoid foods that are Type B red flags, especially chicken, corn, buckwheat, peanuts, lentils, and potatoes.

Blood Type AB Cardiovascular Diet Checklist

  • Derive your protein primarily from sources other than red meat. Low levels of hydrochloric acid and intestinal alkaline phosphatase make it difficult for Blood type AB to digest meats.
  • Use soy foods and seafood as your primary protein.
  • Include regularly portions of richly oiled cold-water fish every week.
  • Include modest amounts of cultured dairy foods in your diet, but limit fresh milk products, which cause excess mucus production.
  • Don’t overdo the grains, especially wheat-derived foods. Avoid wheat if you have heart disease.
  • Eat lots of BENEFICIAL fruits and vegetables, especially those high in antioxidants and fiber.
  • Avoid coffee. Substitute green tea every day for extra cardiovascular and immune system benefits.

These checklists were excerpted from the Cardiovascular Disease: Fight it with the Blood Type Diet book, where you can find other healthy tips and recipes that are right for your blood type.

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