There are 4 different blood types: A, B, AB and O, with A and O making up the majority of the population. Protein variations cause the differences between the blood types.
Lectins are a specific kind of proteins that are unique to each food that we eat.
According to one scholarly journal: “ there does seem to be a correlation between diet and blood type as a chemical reaction occurs between the blood and the foods that one eats and this reaction is part of genetic inheritance.”
Dr. Peter D’Adamo has done extensive research which has shown this correlation. Depending on your blood type there are foods that the body sees as “beneficial” as well as “neutral” and there are also foods to “avoid”. When a food is to be avoided by someone of a particular blood type it is because the body attacks and “agglutinates” or “clumps” the molecules of that food triggering an immune system reaction.
We only have so many “soldiers” that make up our immune system “army”. Freeing them up for more important jobs than “fighting our food” is crucial.
(PJN 8 (3): 293-303, 2009 ISSN 1680-5194)