10 Things You Need To Know About Your Blood Type

1. Your Blood Type and Diet

All day long, our bodies have constant chemical reactions and depending upon the blood type this can significantly affect weight gain and digestion. Try some of these suggested foods for your blood type. Type O does best with high protein foods such as meat and fish, and avoiding diary. For type A try having a diet with very little or no meat at all and eating lots of vegetables, type B is recommended they eat red meat and avoid chicken, and type AB does best by eating lots of seafood and lean meat.

2. Blood Types and Diseases

Knowing your blood type can give you a head start on avoiding some health conditions later on down the road. This is a great way to be proactive and keep yourself from falling victim to a condition that possibly can be prevented.

3. Blood types and Ones Personality

Type O personalities are more outgoing, creative, social and confident. Type A are calm, very artistic, and trustworthy individuals. Type B are very goal oriented, have strong personalities and very independent. Type AB are confident and timid, responsible and care a lot for others.

4. Blood Type and Chances of Getting Pregnant
There has been some documented evidence that women with certain blood types have a better chance of becoming pregnant than others. It has been reported that women who have the AB blood type produce less of a hormone that helps women get pregnant called follicle stimulating hormone.

5. Your Blood Type and Stress Level

Type A individuals produce more of a stress hormone known as cortisol. Type A individuals produce more of this hormone when responding to stressful situations. Type O individuals produce way more adrenaline and take much longer time to recover from stressful situations.

6. Your Blood Antigens Are Everywhere

Since blood antigens are related to our blood types these can affect the way we react to food and can cause various factors according to what each blood type is susceptible to. Some examples include fatigue, headaches, digestive issues and various other health issues.

7. Gut and Your Blood Type

Type A individuals break down carbohydrates in their bodies so efficiently that they hardly have any gut whatsoever. However Type O people have a harder time break down carbohydrates and therefore have a higher chance of having a gut.

8. Knowing Your Blood Type and Marriage

Before you get married it is vital to know your blood type as some types can’t be mixed when considering having a child. For example Blood types A and B shouldn’t mix when considering having children. Another factor to consider with marriage and blood types is RH factors. Those who have RH+ and RH- blood types shouldn’t mix and have children. For this reason most states require couples who are applying for a marriage license to have blood tests. Children who are conceived when these blood types are mixed can suffer many serious health problem throughout life.

9. Exercise According to your Blood Type

Type A stress out very quickly it is recommended they do calming exercises such as yoga or some form of meditation. On the other hand blood type B needs both their mind and body challenged. They thrive best doing exercises that keep both areas balanced. Some examples include martial arts, tennis, and hiking.

10. Knowing Your Blood Type for Emergencies

You should always carry information that includes your name, phone number doctor information and blood type. The reason for this is in the event if you are ever in an accident or serious injury hospitals would need to know your blood type in the event you would need a blood transfusion. Some blood types can’t accept transfusions from other types as they aren’t compatible. Having this information on hand so the hospital can get you the help you need can sometimes save your life.

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