If you follow the blood type diet, you believe that your blood type is a clue to your ancient heritage, and in order to live your best life, you must eat a diet that coincides with that which your ancestors ate long ago. As a modern-day American, though, you likely have one burning question; can you eat pizza? As a matter of fact you can. Read on to learn what type of pizza to order when you're following a blood type diet.
According to Naturopathic physician Dr. Peter D'Adamo, people whose veins pump type A blood are the ancestors of Asian and Middle Eastern farmers. These farmers-of-past ate a diet that included plenty of fish, occasional poultry, fresh green vegetables, rice, and rye flower. These farmers neither grew nor ate tomatoes, didn't have cows (no beef or dairy), and when they did have fruit, it was usually a pineapple.
If you're following a blood type diet and you have type A blood, stick with a veggie crust. Many pizza restaurants have menu items to accommodate special diets, such as cauliflower, zucchini, or Portobello mushroom crusts. If the pizzeria you order from doesn't have any vegetarian crust options, shoot for a whole-grain, thin crust.
Ask the pizza parlor to hold the sauce, and instead top your pizza dough with a mixture of olive oil and garlic. If you're following your diet strictly, you'll want to ask for a non-dairy cheese or nix the cheese altogether. If you're using the diet for general eating guidelines and allow yourself to deviate the rules slightly, opt for a hard, aged cheese; aged cheeses have less lactose than soft, non-aged cheeses.
Now for the toppings. You'll want to avoid the processed meats like pepperoni and ham. Instead, shoot for anchovies, spinach, or kale. All of these are great sources of calcium and make up for the lack of cheese on your pie. A small amount of chicken is also permissible, as are artichokes and broccoli.
Those with type B blood that follow a blood type diet are thought to be descendants of ancient nomads. These were the wanderers of the world who ate what they came across when opportunity struck. Their diets were greatly varied, which is good news for pizza lovers.
It's still best to go with a non-flour crust, but if that's not an option, don't worry. As a decedent of people who had to eat whatever they could find, your body will be much more forgiving than a type A person's would if you have to order a regular white flour crust.
You'll still want to avoid tomato-based sauces if you have type B blood, so order your crust glazed with olive oil and garlic. Type B blood carriers do handle a small amount of dairy just fine, though, so go ahead and order light mozzarella, or an aged cheddar and mozzarella blend.
As for toppings, ask for plenty of leafy greens and avoid any meat that you wouldn't stumble across if you were trekking through the wilderness. A very small amount of poultry is okay, but if you can find a pizzeria that offers game meat toppings such as venison or rabbit, that's even better.
Blood type dieters believe that type O blood was the first blood type in existence, and that all other blood types evolved from it. As such, those who carry type O blood should attempt to mimic the diets of the very first humans to roam the planet. You're interested in the diet of a hunter.
The first hunters ate all kinds of meat, a limited amount of dairy, and few fruits or vegetables. When you place your order, ask for a thin-crust and light cheese, but request that they pile the meat high. If you must have veggies, choose one favorite leafy green.
Type AB blood is considered the latest blood type to evolve from our ancestors by those who follow a blood type diet. Imagine the Asian and Middle Eastern farmers met the nomads and they cooked a pizza together. If you're carrying AB blood, your body doesn't do the best job of tolerating meat, but it does just fine with most vegetables and a small amount of dairy.
Veggie-crust work well for this blood type, but thin wheat crusts are also acceptable. Choose the sauce of your liking, but ask the pizza place to cut the amount they use in half if you want a standard tomato-based sauce.
Choose a single meat topping if you like, with a small amount of cheese or a low-lactose aged cheese. Go ahead and go crazy with the veggies, with the exception of acidic tomatoes and eggplant.
Just because you follow a blood type diet doesn't mean you can't take the night off from cooking and order a pizza. Use the above information to determine what your ancestors ate, and then phone your favorite pizzeria and ask them to tailor a pizza to meet the requirements of your diet.