Your claret can predict your future. Harness its unique qualities for a healthier, happier life.
If you are type… O
You face a 20% higher risk of heart disease from high salt intake because your blood platelets (particles involved in clotting) swell in a high sodium environment, Copenhagen University researchers warn. Eat seven portions of fruit and veg per day to improve your platelets' ability to maintain fluid and clear your arteries (as well as keeping you more regular than a Japanese bullet train).
If you are type… A
You produce more adrenaline than any other group, so you're more prone to blood sugar swings, fatty deposits, and heart attacks. Drink a glass of milk each day to restore hormone balance and guarantee shut-eye. "You need to up your intake of the calming amino acid tryptophan, found in abundance in dairy and poultry," says Donnelly. And get regular exercise to further lower your heart-attack risk.
If you are type… B
Longevity is in your blood. A japanese survey, found you're twice as likely to make it to 100 with Type B. "Strengthen your immunity further by upping probiotic bacteria intake," says Tom MacDonald, professor of immunology at Barts and the London School of Medicine. Eat three portions of leeks and garlic a week and sink an Activia (£1.49 for 4) pot daily (mixing all of them together isn't advisable).
If you are type… AB
Having both A and B antigens in your blood often weakens your stomach acid, making it hard to digest protein from red meat. "ABs extract maximum nutrition from food like fish and dairy," says Richard Donnelly, professor of vascular medicine at Nottingham University. So snack on sushi, don't stuff in slabs of steak: you'll extract the maximum possible protein from your meals.
Source : Men’s Health Sept. 2009