You’ve probably heard a lot about your blood type and the proper diet you should have so far, and here there are some basic things to remind yourself about blood types. As you are well-aware of, there are generally four main blood types known to mankind:
Type A- stands for Agrarian,
Type B- stands for Bavarian,
Type O- stands for Original hunter, and
Type AB- which is the most common one of all. It is also often followed by the strongest immune system.
Apart from the main blood types, there are more than 400 blood type subcategories, depending on the person’s profile, health and lifestyle.
1. In order to have a great health and well-being, there are foods that suit each blood type in general.
- Blood type A is mostly vegetarian, including fish, chicken, and yogurt. These people should stay away from legumes, spicy foods, dehydration, and coffee.
- Blood type B is mostly based on dairy, mutton, fish, vegetables, tea and grains. Stay away from alcohol, preservatives, and excessive noise.
- Blood type O is moslty meat, fish, vegetables, and fasting. You need to steer clear of dairy products, processed foods, and over-eating.
- Blood type AB, as a contemporary type, is a group that suggest people should eat almost anything. The most preferable foods ate organic, fresh raw foods, and avoiding of cooked and processed meals.
2. Here are all personalities and their blood types, respectively
- Blood type A: compassionate, organized, efficient, leading skills
- Blood type B: meditative, flexible, friendly, active
- Blood type O: practical, assertive, attentive, empathetic
- Blood type AB: rational, calm, strong, innovative
3. How does stress affect each blood type
- Blood type A: These people can’t handle stress easily and take time to overcome it. Staying calm is importnt, and hydration is crucial here.
- Blood type B: They are generally calm, but their mood can escalate quickly, causing mood swings. What they can do is master breathing techniques.
- Blood type O: They show tendencies towards anger, and can deal with it by visualizing all concepts.
- Blood type AB: These can balance stress quite well, but can also become angry easily. Do any sort of activity to release tension.
4. The relations between blood types and fat
- Blood type A: People are free to consume fats from meats and sugars.
- Blood type B: They can suffer by consuming deep-fried foods and breads.
- Blood type O: They gain weight by changing their eating habits
- Blood type AB: These can gain weight by being inactive
The Rh factor is the most relevant blood system group. The first one is ABO, that is composed of 50 defined blood-group antigens, whereas the most significant ones in the group are D, C, c, E, e. This Rh factor can be RH Positive, RH Negative, only applying to the D antigen. RH positive has the D antigen, while the RH negative does not.
5. It is quite often for pregnant women to suffer from Rh factor changes, including:
- Hemolytic Disease- which is a collapse of red blood cells
- Erythroblastosis Fetalis- this creates unripe red blood cells in the fetus
This happens if the father’s blood type does not agree with the mother’s, in case one is Rh-negative and the other is Rh-positive. In order to fix this, the mother can be injected with RhoGAm or Rho (D) made from blood plasma, at 28 weeks of gestation and within 72 hours after giving birth. This will prevent the growth of antibodies from the mother’s body to the fetus. The injection actually contains Rh-positive blood, which prevents the development of antibodies harming the fetus.
6. Blood types and transfusions
- AB is can receive blood from all types, but give only to AB.
- A can receive blood from type A or O, but gives only to A or AB.
- B can receive blood from type B or O, but donates only to B or AB.
- O can only receive from type O, but donate to all types
Interestingly, there are universal donors, which are usually people with type O RH D negative blood type. On the other hand, all those with type AB RH D positive are universal recipients.
7. Plasma compatibility
- AB can receive plasma from AB, but give to all blood types
- A can receive plasma from A and AB, but donate only to A and O.
- B can receive plasma from B and AB, but only give to B and O.
- O is the universal plasma receiver, but can only donate plasma to O.