Blood group diet myth is a popular one.
How to lose weight throws up 5,88,00,000 Google search results.
Anybody who gives you a simplified answer .Wins .Big time.
Does it have to be the truth.Not necessarily.
That’s what happened with the book
“Eat Right for your Type”
Published in 1996 its shocking that even now popular media and celebrity dieticians recommend this.
The author was also conducting a study supporting his views.The result of which never came out.
I heard a popular anchor ,on a very popular Bengali cookery show claiming allegiance to the Blood type diet.
No wonder the effect is not showing.
Another Roadies celebrity while visiting Kolkata ,mentioned he is now eating according to his blood group.
This got me thinking.
People who have access to the best diet and nutrition advice making such claims.
Is there after all some truth to it.
Would it be fun to eat according to my blood type.
I am A negative.
The A blood type recommends plenty of fruits and vegetables. Lean fish and chicken avoid game meat and complex carbs.
That’s probably the healthiest diet possible.No harm in following this right.
That’s exactly the point.
Most research based evidence , I found said the diet is not at fault.What’s at fault is the reasoning.
There’s no easy way to break this to you.Anybody who tells you fad diets work.Believe it at your own peril.
An evaluation of 16 studies on this topic came to one conclusion.
People were grouped according to their blood type and given specific dietary guide lines to follow.
Group A :Blood type diet .Blood group type X
Group B Non blood type,but healthy diet. Blood group type X
No significant health benefit was found in Group A from Group B.This claim unfortunately has no merit.
The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, and Embase did not show any new evidence to support this
I was relieved.Otherwise I would probably have to give up dairy.(I love eggs ,milk,curd so that would be sad)
Also as I am Rh negative.Don’t know what else I would need to give up.
The lesson behind this is interesting
#1 If you repeat something. .a habit ,thought ,action..If often takes the form of reality.
If you can make many people say it and believe it almost becomes like a fact.
When you put something like this , to build a positive movement .great good can be done.
But when it’s done with no good in mind.Both the people spreading the myth and those accepting this as truth ,need to be careful.
Those who are the believers need to check their facts before following blindfold.Some diet fads are actually harmful.
The people who spread myths intending to deceive ,need to be careful of karma.Karma has a strange habit of biting you were it can hurt.
Eat healthy,exercise,sleep Meditate. There’s really no easy way to be healthy.Except to live healthy.
Don’t let anyone brainwash you.
Check your facts.Ask questions.Design your lifestyle.