7 Interesting Facts You NEED to Know About Your Blood Type!

When’s the last time you thought about your blood type?

It’s not exactly the sort of thing that pops into your head as soon as you roll out of bed. At least not until you realize just how much of an impact your blood type actually has.

Here are 7 surprising facts that’ll definitely leave you with a new appreciation for the blood running through your veins.

1. Your blood type affects what food you should be eating.

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As confirmed by naturopath Peter J. D’Adamo, various blood types result in varying nutritional needs.

People with Type O blood tend to have digestion and stomach problems. As such, they require a high-protein diet with plenty of lean meat, poultry, fish and vegetables.

Type A individuals have a sensitive immune system and should eat lots of citrus and vegetables like broccoli, spinach and garlic.

People with Type B blood tend to produce higher than normal cortisol (stress hormone) levels. As such, they should avoid trans fats, vegetable oils and alcohol.

Type AB individuals typically lack in stomach acid. They should consume things like apple cider vinegar and manuka honey to raise stomach acid levels and ensure proper digestion.

2. Your blood type affects your personality.

This as actually been known for quite some time in Asian medicine.

People with Type A blood tend to be kind, compassionate individuals that put other people’s needs before their own. Type B blood is often found in individuals who are outgoing, friendly and emotionally flexible.

Type AB individuals tend to be rational and strong, with very little worry. Type O individuals, on the other hand, tend to worry a lot and are very practical and organized.

3. Blood type also affects fertility.

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Studies have shown that women with Type O blood tend to be the least fertile.

The study, which looked at several women in their 30s, found that women with that blood type either contain few eggs or eggs that have a hard time maintaining fertility.

4. Stressed or angry all the time? Check your blood type!

Because people with Type A blood produce more cortisol than normal, their stress levels also tend to be higher than average.

People with Type O blood are more susceptible to outbursts of anger.

5. Blood type affects the amount of belly fat you have.

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Type A blood causes the body to react badly to specific foods like dairy, meat and shellfish. That reaction makes it difficult to lose belly fat.

It also causes acid reflux, an increase in diabetes risk, bloating and indigestion.

6. Blood type also affects your pool of ideal mates.

In addition to ‘letter’ types, blood is also classified as either Rh negative or Rh positive. 85% of all people are Rh positive, and when two Rh+ people mate, things go smoothly.

But problems arise when an Rh negative woman mates with an Rh positive man. This exposes the baby to potential risks. Rarely is it fatal – but it can be.

Also Read: People With Rh Negative Blood May Have THIS Interesting Ancestor!

7. Knowing your blood type can save your life.

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Knowing your blood type is important for a number of reasons.

Say you’re traveling abroad and wind up in a car wreck.

You could require a blood transfusion. But unless you’ve got documentation signifying what your blood type is, doctors won’t be able to quickly tell what kind of blood you need.

Transfusion with a blood type different than your own can lead to a number of complications, some of which can  put your life at risk.

Do you know your blood type? If so, did you learn something interesting about yourself today? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Sources:
Patient.info
The Globe And Mail
KidsHealth.org
Two-Week-Body-Tone.com
Dadamo.com
Psychologia.com

Brandon

Brandon Richard is a writer, musician and blogger. He loves thinking creatively and finding new ways of looking at the world.

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4 comments
LynsiN - July 24, 2016

It would have to be an extraordinarily rare situation for any doctor to rely on your word or even your documentation as to your blood type before giving you blood! The results of a mistake, getting the wrong type, is DIRE. It is standard to ALWAYS test for your blood type before administering blood. It is a quick test.

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Renee Wilds - July 27, 2016

I am type A and I am unable to eat that much garlic and certain vegetables because of being Fructose intolerant. When will Dr. Oz do a section on this issue. I know I am not the only one out there that is and it would be great to have smoothies that won’t cause problems with this issue being out there.

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Margaret B - July 31, 2016

I’m O neg. Interesting that I pretty much found this spot on.
I’m also vegetarian, with slow digestion. I need to work harder on my proteins.
Thank you for interesting article.

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Charlotte - August 3, 2016

Yes. I’m A+. What stated seems right on the mark. At the moment I should be on a fruit & vegetable diet. It could probably save my life. So, knowing your blood type is more important than you might think.

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