Continuing with the idea of your metabolism and eating right for your genetic type, and weight management is to do with your ancestry and your geographic location and whether it is that you are more a carnivore, a mixed type, or a vegetarian. Another consideration is to do with your blood type. Now, I am going to make an assumption that there is a link between your genetic geographic location and your resulting blood type because of course blood type also has to do with genetics.
Type O is actually the most common blood type around the world. Type O is actually determined to be the original ancestral blood type. This is to do with our earliest human ancestors that were mostly reliant upon hunting for their food sources and gathering of nuts and berries. Type A was said to evolve when humans started to farm and therefore food was more consistent and vegetables started to enter into the equation. Type B is suggested to have arisen among the nomadic tribes of which there was a consumption of milk products.
Apparently type B is the rarest of the blood types, only 16% of humanity has it. Type B is the highest in Central Asia and lowest among the indigenous peoples of the Americas and Australia.
About 21% of all people have the A blood type. The highest frequencies of type A are found in small, unrelated populations, especially the Blackfoot Indians of Montana (30-35%), the Australian Aborigines (many groups are 40-53%), and the Lapps, or Saami people, of Northern Scandinavia (50-90%). The type A allele apparently was found to be absent among Central and South American Indians.
Type O is vastly more frequent. About 63% of humans share it. Type O is particularly high in frequency among the indigenous populations of Central and South America, where it approaches 100%. It also is relatively high among Australian Aborigines and in Western Europe (especially in populations with Celtic ancestors). The lowest frequency of O is found in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where B in comparison is common.
So the suggestion based upon eating right for your blood type is that if you have type O blood then you should consume mostly high protein foods, and if you have type A blood you should choose your fruits and vegetables, those with type B blood should choose a diverse diet.
I watched an interesting documentary on vegan-ism called ‘Cowsperacy’. An experiment was done in China where they asked a huge population to turn completely vegan, apparently over the course of about ten years heart disease was all but annihilated in this population of people. My vegan friend was all up in arms about how everyone should turn vegan based on these studies, but the thing is, I’m not Chinese.
My mother has type O blood and my father has type B blood, so the best diet for me is either mostly protein or a variety. There is no chance with my genetics that I would have type A blood which means that I would do poorly on an all plant based diet.
Distribution of Blood Types
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