We Should All Know These 7 Things About Our Blood Type!
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- the most common one of all, often followed by the strongest immune system.
Aside from these, there are more than 400 distinguished blood type subcategories, all depending on the person’s profile, health and lifestyle.
However, since the main four types are the focal point for any person’s wellbeing, take a look at the foods that suit each type:
— Blood type A: mostly vegetarian, including fish, chicken, and yogurt. Steer clear of legumes, spicy foods, dehydration, and coffee.
— Blood type B: based on dairy, mutton, fish, vegetables, tea and grains. Stay away from alcohol, preservatives, and excessive noise.
— Blood type O: consist of meat, fish, vegetables, and fasting. Steer clear of dairy products, processed foods, and over-eating.
— Blood type AB: as a contemporary type, the AB can eat almost anything. The most preferable foods ate organic, fresh raw foods, and avoiding of cooked and processed meals.
Now, take a look at 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
How does stress affect each blood type:
— Blood type A: Can’t handle stress easily and take time to overcome it. Hydration is key to staying calm.
— Blood type B: generally calm, but their mood can escalate quickly, causing mood swings. Breathing techniques are very helpful.
— Blood type O: show tendencies towards anger, and can deal with it by visualizing all concepts.
— Blood type AB: can balance stress quite well, but can also become angry easily. Any sort of activity can release the tension.
The relations between blood types and fat:
Blood type A: can consume fats from meats and sugars.
Blood type B: can suffer by consuming deep-fried foods and breads.
Blood type O: gains weight by changing their eating habits
Blood type AB: can gain weight by being inactive
The Rh factor is the most relevant blood system group, with the first one being ABO, that is composed of 50 defined blood-group antigens. The most significant ones in the group are D, C, c, E, e.
The 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.
Pregnant women can suffer from Rh factor changes, including:
— Hemolytic Disease- collapse of red blood cells
— Erythroblastosis Fetalis- creating unripe red blood cells in the fetus
This usually 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).
For that purpose, 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 contains Rh-positive blood, which prevents the development of antibodies which can harm the fetus.
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
There is also such thing as 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.
— 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.
The blood type O’s plasma contains anti-A and anti-B antibodies which can be only donated to O recipients. On the flipside, AB plasma can be donated to all blood types, since it doesn’t contain neither anti-A nor anti-B antibodies.