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Blood Type O

Blood Type O

Inch 2 - Eliminate Gluten.

Different blood types handle nutrients in food in very different ways. Blood Type O is the only blood type that carries two opposing blood type antibodies (one blood type A and another against blood type B). This is REALLY good - most of the time. However, it can sometimes get in the way of good health.  

Type O's have a higher level of stomach acid. This means that they have a very well-developed ability to digest meals that contain both protein and fat. These digestive factors greatly enhance the ability of type O to not only metabolize the choelsterol in animal products more efficiently, but also greatly increase their ability to heal their digestive tract and better assimilate calcium. However, these very same strengths come at a cost: in Type O simple carbohydrates, especially from grains, are more easily converted into fats and triglycerides. Many grains also contain reactive proteins called lectins that can ramp up the type O immune system, resulting in unwanted inflammation and auto-immunity. Therefore, eliminating gluten needs to be the first step that a Type O takes in their H.O.P.E. Diet.

Millimeters (Tips)

1. Start with one meal each day. Have one completely gluten free meal each day. Do this for a week. Then move to two meals each day that are completely gluten free. (Need some recipes? Visit our Recipes page!)

2. Have an "emergency" meal in the freezer. Our favorites are Amy's and Udi's gluten free frozen products. Use this on a day when you don't have time to prepare a gluten free meal or have a bad day and need an easy dinner.

3. Make a list and post it in the kitchen of easy, go-to snacks and meals that are gluten-free. (You'll find you don't need it after a few months.)

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