What should be eaten according to the blood type diet?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Since type O was the blood type of the earliest humans, Dr. D'Adamo emphasizes the importance of animal flesh and vegetables for individuals with this blood type. If you are type O, you are encouraged to eat lean beef, lamb, turkey, chicken, and seafood. In addition, adzuki beans, pinto beans, kale, collard greens, and all fruits are considered to be beneficial. Those with type O blood must strictly avoid eggs and dairy food, bread and pastas made from wheat, cabbage-family vegetables, and corn.

Individuals with type A blood are believed to thrive on a plant-based diet and should consume large amounts of raw or steamed vegetables, lentils, soybeans and soy products, pinto beans, black beans, and whole grains. Berries and plums are also beneficial. Occasional consumption of poultry and fermented dairy products is also well tolerated. Individuals with type A blood should eliminate all meat products, whole-fat dairy products, peppers, tomatoes, and tropical and citrus fruits.

The diet for individuals with type B blood is more varied than the other blood type diets. If you have type B blood, you are encouraged to eat seafood, beef, lamb, and dairy products. Oats and millet, green vegetables, and all fruits are beneficial. Individuals with type B blood are encouraged to avoid chicken, bacon, ham, and shellfish entirely. In addition, it is recommended that individuals with type B blood limit their consumption of beef, wheat, rye, tomatoes, and corn.

Individuals with type AB blood are encouraged to eat lamb, turkey, cultured dairy products such as yogurt and sour cream, eggs, rice, tofu, plums, and cherries. People with type AB blood must strictly avoid all smoked or cured meats and limit their consumption of beef, wheat, corn, tropical fruits, oranges, and bananas.

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