Recommended Fruits for Blood Type A
Eat fruits alone or one hour apart from any other foods—best time is in the morning, on an empty stomach.
Eat fruits raw to preserve their full benefits. Buy organic and non-GMO fruits if possible.
Fruits are generally high in fiber, water, vitamin C, and some high sugars. Regular consumption of fruit is associated with reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease (especially coronary heart disease), stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, cataracts, and some of the functional declines associated with aging.
Diets that include sufficient potassium from fruits and vegetables also help reduce the chance of developing kidney stones and may help reduce the effects of bone loss. Fruits will help lower one’s calorie intake as part of a weight-loss diet.
Most fruits are allowed, although try to emphasize the more alkaline fruits, such as berries and plums, which can help balance the grains that cause acid build-up in muscle tissues. Eat vitamin C-rich fruits such as grapefruit or kiwi, containing an important antioxidant for stomach cancer prevention.
The following fruits are nutrient-dense powerhouses with the most disease-fighting potential for your type:
|Cherries||low-calorie, rich in antioxidants. Sour cherries contain more anthocyanin than any other fruit. Anthocyanin may help reduce inflammation and ease the pain of arthritis and gout.|
|Cranberries||low-calorie, rich in antioxidants. Cranberries are antibacterial, and studies show that they can help treat and prevent urinary tract infections. Recent research has linked cranberries to the prevention of kidney stones and ulcers.|
|Dried Figs||A high-fiber, rich source of potassium, calcium, and iron, figs may help reduce the risk of heart disease.|
|Grapefruit||has positive effects on the type A stomach, exhibiting alkaline tendencies after digestion. Pink grapefruit, a great source of vitamin A, contains lycopene and flavonoids, which may help protect against some cancers. Grapefruit also boasts an ample supply of pectin, a soluble fiber that may help lower cholesterol.|
|Lemons||help aid digestion and clear mucus from the type A system.|
|Pineapple||contains a natural enzyme called bromelain, which breaks down protein and helps aid digestion. Bromelain may help prevent blood clots, inhibit growth of cancer cells, and speed wound healing.|
|Prunes||are great source of vitamin A and mineral boron. Boron may help prevent osteoporosis. Prunes also impart a mild laxative effect due to their high content of the natural sugar, sorbitol.|
Source: Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s Eat Right For Your Type