Recommended Beverages For Blood Type A

blood-type-drinking-waterOur health is truly dependent on the quality and quantity of the water we drink—Natural pure water is our best choice!

Water is your body’s principal chemical component. From nerve impulses that travel around the body, to the transport of oxygen and nutrients throughout the system, water plays an integral role. Water not only enables nutrition, but it also removes toxins.

Lack of water can lead to dehydration, which means you do not have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. When the body gets low on fluid, every process likely will be compromised. Dehydration can cause diverse symptoms such as headache, fatigue, muscle cramps, and constipation.

How much water do you need to drink, and how often?

To determine how much water you need each day, divide your body weight in half. You should drink half of your body weight in ounces. If your body weight is 120 pounds (54 kg), you should drink 60 ounces (1.7 liters) or seven to eight cups (237 ml) daily.
Fruits and vegetables can provide about 20 percent of total water intake, while the remaining 80 percent comes from water and other beverages.

Choosing what you drink is nearly as important as how much you drink.

Pure, natural water is best. Sparkling mineral water or added lemon or mint provides flavor and variety. Avoid soft drinks. Their high sugar content and artificial flavors are harmful to your health.

 

Green Tea

Most type A health risk factors are related to a sluggish immune system. Green tea boosts immunity. Research shows that people who regularly drink green tea do not fall prey to common bacterial and viral infections easily, and even if they do, it is far less frequently than those not consuming it. Green tea produces antioxidants for the digestive tract that provide protection against cancer.

 

Coffee

Organic, bird-friendly, or Swiss water process decaf coffee is your best choice. Coffee is slightly acidic (pH 5.0–5.1)—type A’s need to increase stomach acid since they tend to have very low levels—and can have a stimulating effect because of its caffeine content. Drinking one to three cups per day has some health benefits. However, drinking four to seven cups of coffee daily can cause problems such as restlessness, anxiety, irritability, and sleeplessness. Caffeine can raise blood pressure, as well as levels of the fight-or-flight chemical epinephrine (adrenaline).

Freshly brewed coffee has a strong antioxidant capacity. Studies have shown one benefit of coffee is the prevention of diabetes, since coffee contains minerals such as magnesium and chromium that help the body use insulin and control blood sugar (glucose).
Coffee has been linked to lower risks for heart-rhythm disturbances (another heart attack and stroke risk factor) in men and women and lower risk for strokes in women.

Coffee is associated with decreased risk of Parkinson’s, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease as well as decreased risk of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Tea, coffee, and soft drinks contain water, but the diuretics contained in these caffeinated beverages flush water out of your body. For every glass of caffeinated beverages, drink two glasses of water to cover the loss of fluid from your body. It is OK to drink caffeinated beverages occasionally, but if you drink them constantly and don’t drink enough pure water, you are severely compromising your long-term health.
You may drink one or two cups of herbal tea as part of your daily water intake, as long as it does not contain caffeine or herbs with diuretic properties.

 

100% Natural Juices

For occasional variety, you can drink juices. Freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices are healthy additions to your daily liquids intake. Mix vegetable juices with fruits to improve flavor. AVOID high-sugar, high-calorie, high-fructose, industrially-produced juices.

Beverages, Liquids Intake

  • Water: 1 glass / 225 ml / 8 fl oz. X 5-8 servings daily
  • Freshly squeezed juices: 1 glass / 225 ml / 8 fl oz. X 2-3 servings daily
  • Beverages: 1 glass / 225 ml / 8 fl oz. X 1-2 servings daily

Source: Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s Eat Right For Your Type