These eating plans are prescribed based on whether you’re A, B, AB or O. They don’t work, Canadian research confirms. Yes, different plans produced different results, but those results had nothing to do with blood type.
A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that people who spent 10 years on the diet – which is big on nuts, fish and olive oil as well as fruits and vegetables – gained less belly fat than those who didn’t follow the plan.
It emphasises berries, root vegetables, herbs, cabbage, mushrooms, legumes and potatoes, along with nuts, wholegrains, meats and fish. The result: an average loss of 4.5kg over 26 weeks, according to research from (surprise!) Denmark.
This diet, designed to lower blood pressure, helped people with diabetes drop 5kg in eight weeks in an Iranian study. DASH prescribes fruit, veggies, low-fat dairy, fish, poultry, beans, seeds, nuts and wholegrains.