Blood Type Diet| Diet For Your Blood Group

by Taps on May 24, 2011 · 60 comments

blood group dietHave you ever wondered why certain diets work for others and not for you, why you tend to gain weight even with a small helpings of your favorite dish but others don’t. :(( Few months back, I read an article in Times of India regarding ‘Blood Group Diet’, its efficiency, how can we prevent occurrence of various diseases and increase our lifespan. So I thought, why not to share something beneficial with you all? :))

Blood Group Diet is a concept introduced by Dr Peter J D Adamo, author of “Eat right for your Type.” This diet propagates that our blood group determines how our bodies deal with different nutrients. It is based on the ideology that each blood group has its own antigen markers and these markers have different responses with food components. Consequently a diet designed specifically for your blood type allows your body to digest and absorb food more efficiently, with the result that you lose weight. It groups people into:

- High protein/ Meat eaters (Type O)
-Vegetarians (Type A)
– Balanced omnivore (Type B)
– Mixed diet moderation (Type AB).

According to Dr. Peter J D Ádamo, author of Eat Right For Your Type, a chemical reaction occurs between your blood and the foods you eat. This reaction is part of your genetic inheritance. This reaction is caused by a factor called Lectins. Lectins, abundant and diverse proteins found in foods, have agglutinating properties that affect your blood. So when you eat a food containing protein lectins that are incompatible with your blood type antigen, the Lectins target an organ or bodily system and begin to agglutinate blood cells in that area.

Fortunately, most lectins found in the diet are not quite so life threatening, although they can cause a variety of other problems, especially if they are specific to a particular blood type. For the most part your immune systems protect you from lectins. Ninety-five percent of the lectins you absorb from your typical diets are sloughed off by the body. But at least five percent of the lectins you eat are filtered into the bloodstream and different reactions occur in different organs.

Your blood type diet is the restoration of your natural genetic rhythm. Your blood type diet works because you are able to follow a clear, logical, scientifically researched plan based on your cellular profile. Each food groups are divided into three categories:

-Highly beneficial (food that acts like Medicine)
-Foods allowed (food that are no harm to the blood type)
-Foods not allowed (food that acts like a Poison)

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Blood Type Diet – Type O

-Type Os thrive on intense physical exercise and animal protein. Unlike the other blood types, Type Os muscle tissue should be slightly on the acid side. Type Os can efficiently digest and metabolize meat because they tend to have high stomach-acid content. The success of the Type O Diet depends on the use of lean, chemical-free meats, poultry, and fish. Type Os don’t find dairy products and grains quite as user friendly as do most of the other blood types.

-The initial weight loss on the Type O Diet is by restricting consumption of grains, breads, legumes, and beans.

-The leading factor in weight gain for Type Os is the gluten found in wheat germ and whole wheat products, which interferes with insulin efficiency and slow down metabolic rate.

-Another factor that contribute to weight gain is certain beans and legumes (lentils and kidney beans) contain lectins that deposit in the muscle tissues making them less “charged” for physical activity.

-The third factor in Type O weight gain is that Type Os have a tendency to have low levels of thyroid hormone or unstable thyroid functions, which also cause metabolic problems.

-Therefore it is good to avoid food that inhibits thyroid hormone (cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mustard green) but increase hormone production (kelp, seafood, iodized salt).

-Several classes of vegetables can cause big problems for Type Os, such as the Brassica family (cabbage, cauliflower, etc.) can inhibit the thyroid function. Eat more vegetables that are high in Vitamin K, which helps the clotting factor which is weak in Type Os. The nightshade vegetables can cause lectin deposit in the tissue surrounding the joints.

-Because of the high acidity stomach, Type Os should eat fruits of alkaline nature such as berries and plums..

-Type Os should severely restrict the use of dairy products. Their system is not designed for the proper metabolism. If you are a Type O of African ancestry, you should eliminate dairy foods and eggs altogether.

Blood Type Diet – Type A

My blood group is Type A, I am not fond of meat much but I love mangoes and that is not allowed for my blood type. :(

– Type As flourish on vegetarian diets Type As are predisposed to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. It is particularly important for sensitive Type As to get their foods in as natural a state as possible: fresh, pure, and organic. When you get on the Type A Diet, you will naturally be thinner. If you are accustomed to eating meat, you’ll lose weight rather rapidly in the beginning as you eliminate the toxic foods from your diet. And when you follow the Type diet, you can supercharge your immune system and potentially short-circuit the development of life-threatening diseases.

-When Type As eat meat, they experience sluggishness. Type As have low stomach-acid content, therefore they have a hard time digesting meat. Since Type As eat very little animal protein, nuts and seeds supply an important protein component.

-Type As also thrive on the vegetable proteins found in beans and legumes, except those mentioned for the “Avoid” list. These beans can cause a decrease in insulin production, which may cause obesity and diabetes. Tofu should be a staple in the Type A Diet.

-Dairy foods are also poorly digested by Type As, and can cause metabolic slowdown. Type As can tolerate small amounts of fermented dairy products such as yogurt, kefir, nonfat sour cream, and cultured dairy products.

-Vegetables are vital to the Type A Diet, providing minerals, enzymes and antioxidants. Type A are very sensitive to the lectins in potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, cabbage, tomatoes and peppers. They aggravate the delicate stomach of Type A. Type A should eat more fruits that are alkaline, avoid mangoes, papaya and oranges for they are not good for your digestive tract.

Blood Type Diet – Type B

-The sturdy and alert Type Bs are usually able to resist many of the most severe diseases common to modern life, such as heart disease and cancer. In fact, a Type B who carefully follows the recommended diet can often bypass severe disease and live a long and healthy life. Types Bs are more prone to immune-system disorders such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

-The Type B Diet is balance and wholesome, including a wide variety of foods.

-For Type Bs, the biggest factors in weight gain are corn, buckwheat, lentils, peanuts and sesame seeds. These foods have different lectin that affect the efficiency of the metabolic process, resulting in fatigue, fluid retention, and hypoglycemia. The gluten lectin in wheat germ and whole wheat products also adds to the problems cause by other metabolism-slowing foods.

-It is important to leave off chicken for Type Bs. Chicken contains a Blood Type B agglutinating lectin in its muscle tissue, which attack the bloodstream and potentially lead to strokes and immune disorders.

-Type Bs thrive on deep-ocean fish, but should avoid all shellfish. The shellfish contain lectins that are disruptive to the Type B system.

-Type B is the only blood type that can fully enjoy a variety of dairy foods. Most nuts and seeds(especially peanuts, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds) are not advised for Type Bs., they contain lectins that interfere with Type B insulin production.
blood type diet
-Wheat is not tolerated well by most Type Bs. They contain a lectin that reduce insulin efficiency and failure to stimulate fat “burning”. Rye contains a lectin that settles in the vascular system, causing blood disorders and potentially strokes. Corn and buckwheat are major factors in Type B weight gain, they contribute to a sluggish metabolism, insulin irregularity, fluid retention, and fatigue.

-Eliminate tomatoes completely from Type B diet. It has lectins that irritate the stomach lining. Fruits and vegetables are generally well tolerated and should be taken generously.

Blood Type Diet – Type AB

-Multiple antigens make Type ABs sometimes A-like with weak stomach acid, and sometimes B-like with genetically programmed for the consumption of meats. Type AB do best when their muscle tissues are slightly alkaline. Type ABs can’t metabolize meat efficiently because of low stomach acid, so it is important to watch the portion size and frequency. Chicken has lectin that irritates the blood and digestive tracts of Type ABs also. Tofu is a good protein supplements for Type ABs. Nuts, seeds, beans and legumes present a mixed picture for Type ABs. Eat nuts and seeds in small amounts and with caution.

-Type ABs can tolerate dairy foods fairly well. But watch out for excessive mucus production.

-Generally Type ABs do well on grains, even wheat, but keep in mind that the inner kernel of the wheat grain is highly acid forming in the muscle for Type ABs. Type AB benefits from a diet rich in rice rather than pasta.

-Type ABs has a weaker immune system, so you will benefit from the vegetables, which are high in phytochemicals and the more alkaline fruits, which can help to balance the grains that are acid forming in the muscle tissues. Tomatoes do not impose any ill effects on Type ABs.

-Type AB should begin each day by drinking a glass of warm water with the freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon to cleanse the system of mucus accumulated while sleeping.

What are you waiting for my friends, devise your own blood group diet now for healthy lifestyle and longer life span. :))

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{ 60 comments… read them below or add one }

neha May 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm

OMG i need this wanna thanky
im AB +
okay now im going to read it

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Thanks !!

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neha May 24, 2011 at 4:14 pm

oh :hypnotized: :stars: every bit abt AB is true Taps :starving:

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Really? in my case , its very true, even one of my friend has B blood group and she cannot digest prawns , sort of food allergy !!

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calicoaster May 24, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Woww…such a great article..never knew about such a thing..Me a type B!!! :D :D :D :D

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Thanks Cali !! :thanks:

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Nupur May 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm

ohhhh……i heard abt dis diet some time back…
a friend did it n he lost a lot of weight…

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Thats great to know !! :))

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Jinal May 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I am AB +….and I will try some diet tips here O:) O:)
:thanks: :thanks: Tapaswini

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 5:07 pm

You are welcome !! :puchhi:

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Shai May 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Im a type B too – thank god Im allowed to have dairy cos I can’t live without cheese and butter :). But a wheat no no – that will be tough. btw all four of us – my daughter, my husband my son and I are all different groups – we have all four groups between the four of us!!! cooking will be a nightmare.

Did it work for you?

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Yess I have seen its effect dear, I am A -, whenever I have mangoes during summers, i put on lotss of weight and once I had pinapple for 1 week, i lost 3 kgs :woot: pinapple is 4 my blood group and mangoes not for mine.

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Shai May 24, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Ooh you’re a negative too? I’m B-. we are rather rare :). And you’re right, whenever I have bread, it goes straight to my tummy and makes a paunch…

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Rati May 24, 2011 at 6:23 pm

me too B negative. :high5:

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Shaili May 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm

B negative..hmm rare..n u oughta be careful when you conceive

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Mine is second rarest blood grop in India only 0.8% of all population :shocked: after AB-, can you believe it ??

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neha May 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm

:stars: Shai
thats what i was thinking

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Yeahh thats a problem, I would suggest avoiding meat and red meat all together and have other food in moderation !! That is the best one can do !

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Sanjeev May 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Hmm… I can eat anything it seems. I don’t have any blood, it’s all caffeine. O:)

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 6:03 pm

:shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Shai May 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm
sugisoni May 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm

:drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk:

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Rati May 24, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I am type B … but I love tomatoes.. :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm

You can have it in moderation !! :))

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Ritika May 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Now did I read your comment about ragini mms being datty..i seriously didnt know..and well,it was very datttyyyy :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2:

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm

That was not my comment :D anywayz the promos and the threesome tagline was extremely vulgar to digest :yikes: :yuck:

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Ohh sorry it was meant for Rati I think :D

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Rati May 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm

yeah tapaswini, I was telling this to her in morning. :P

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Rati May 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: bt you liked the movie?

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Ritika May 24, 2011 at 6:40 pm

I am O type..eat so much dairy products and i still dont gain weight..that is so unfair :| :| :|

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 6:48 pm

I think Dairy products are not meant for weight gain in case of blood group O, it can cause lactose intolerance in them, you can have seafood, legumes and beans for weight gain,

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Ritika May 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Thank you Tapaswini :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

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sugisoni May 24, 2011 at 9:22 pm

i wish i was o, atleast din had so much weight

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Ankita May 24, 2011 at 7:02 pm

I am type O and vegetarian and I love all the things that are supposedly not good for me..dairy products, all grains, vegetables like cabbage and cauliflower..!!

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Ankita May 24, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I eat a very wheat, whole grain and vegetable intensive diet with milk/cheese everyday also and I lost 10-12 kgs in a year and its still maintained :specs:

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Thats good to know, you have lost a lot !! :clap:

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Ankita May 24, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I was fortunate enough to find a really nice dietician :)

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Sharvari May 25, 2011 at 1:35 am

Me too Vego nd type O…..however i do have sensitivity to wheat nd do eat carbs just twice a week nd that has been the best diet for me…..though i eat cauliflower nd all other vegies nd low fat dairy aswelll…..nd all legumes nd lentils……i never ate red meat in my life….

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Rajol May 24, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Hi Tapaswini,

I am Type A too…and I just LOVEEEE mangos… :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:
And I drink a glass of milk almost every night… :yikes:

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 7:16 pm

ya same here, i have in moderate qt.

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flygirl May 24, 2011 at 7:09 pm

ha ha type o and lactose intolerent
very true

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Jane May 24, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Interesting article , but I think a statement like “If you are a Type O of African ancestry, you should eliminate dairy foods and eggs altogether.” is a very strong statement. You should put some sort of a disclaimer. Many people don’t do a lot of research by themselves and will take such articles word for word.

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Shaili May 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm

m pursuing a course in health n nutrition…so far my doc hasnt covered dis topic..next class mein pucca wil raise it :)

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Shaili May 24, 2011 at 7:31 pm

thanks a lot for d info tapaswini :)

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 9:29 pm

You are welcome dear !!

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bhumika May 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I cant live widout wheat,corn n peanuts… n m a pure veg !!
nice info.. :yes:

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 9:28 pm

:thanks:

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jomol May 24, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I am O positive…..I can eat meat :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :balle: :balle: :balle: :balle: :balle: :balle: :balle: :balle: :balle: :balle: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 9:28 pm

:D :))

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sugisoni May 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm

m type b and i love corns :waiting: :waiting: :waaa: :waaa: :waiting: :waiting:

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Have it in moderation !!

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sugisoni May 24, 2011 at 9:36 pm

mera bas chale toh i eat butter corn in breakfast lunch dinner…. bas :D :D :D :D

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Tapaswini Swain May 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Wowwwwww i love this soo much !

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sugisoni May 24, 2011 at 9:44 pm

me too me too

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Sruthi Nair May 24, 2011 at 11:12 pm

me type B but I lubbbb chicken n I want to lose weight..kya karoo??

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pink.ladybug May 24, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Awesome article! I’m grp A and Dairy makes me put on weight like crazy. I quit my daily glass of milk and lost more than 10 kg (old story). Now I rarely have milk. :nonono: :nonono: 1 month of milk makes me gain 2 kgs easily :yikes: :yikes:
I found this out on my own and it’s great to hear that my ‘blood type diet’ complements my findings. :balle: :balle: :balle:

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Neha S. May 24, 2011 at 11:16 pm

im type o…

and the dairy part seems true… i hate milk or evn tea..it makes my stomach churn in a very unconfortable way after consuming

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Akshima May 25, 2011 at 12:27 am

I come in Type A Category

It is absolutely impossible for me to avoid wheat!! :nababana: :nababana:
And I LOVE kidney Beans!! :waaa:

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Ida May 25, 2011 at 8:49 am

This is a really interesting post to me Tapaswini. :)) I first learned about Peter d’Adamo’s blood type diet when my daughter got eczema when she was less than a year old (she’s turning 3 now). Her homeopathic pediatrician suggested this diet and she’s been following it ever since. :)) She doesn’t eat pork or beef and doesn’t get eczema flareups anymore. :)) I’m a type O and I love meat but don’t follow the blood type diet strictly. :heh:

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Insiya May 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I am a type B. I can only eat chicken for my proteins (plus i looveeeee chicken) since I stopped eating eat red meat :(( Also, I stopped eating white bread and hate brown bread :yuck: , I have to rely on wheat for my carbohydrates/starch since I am not much of a rice person!! :( :(
and how do I eliminated tomatoes? They are my most favvvvv fruit/veg whateva it is!!
I want a diff blood group now :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

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