Eat Right 4 Your Type by Peter D’Adamo: Food list – what to eat, avoid

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Eat Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo (1996): Food list

Eat Right 4 Your Type (1996) is a book that suggests different foods and lifestyles for people with different blood types. It is also known as Eat Right For Your Blood Type, The Blood Type Diet, and ER4YT.

  • Blood type O – Eat meat; moderate fat; limit grains/cereals, legumes, and dairy; wheat-free. Similar to paleo, low-carb, and gluten-free diets.
  • Blood type A – Low/no animal protein including dairy; moderate fat; moderate-high grains/cereals and legumes; no wheat. Similar to macrobiotic, vegetarian, and vegan diets plus wheat-free.
  • Blood type B – Moderate animal protein including dairy; moderate fat; moderate grains/cereals and legumes; wheat okay if not whole grain. Does not line up with any currently popular diets.
  • Blood type AB – Low-moderate animal protein including dairy but avoiding red meat; moderate fat; low-moderate grains/cereals and legumes; wheat considered neutral. Does not line up with any currently popular diets, although there is some similarity to the Mediterranean diet.
  • Portion size recommendations vary by ancestry – different suggested portion sizes for African, Caucasian, and Asian ethnicities.

Below is a description of the food recommendations in the diet. There’s a lot more in the book.

Use this page as a cheat sheet alongside the book. Send this page to friends, family, and anyone else you’re eating with so they can understand what you’re eating.

Get a copy of Eat Right 4 Your Type for meal plans, recipes, the reasons behind specific recommendations, detailed recommendations for each blood type, supplementation recommendations, stress/exercise profiles, blood types and health, exercises, meal plans, and recipes.

The reasoning behind Eat Right 4 Your Type

This book claims that people with different blood types have different reactions to foods, and should eat according to their blood type. Your blood type controls the influence of viruses, bacteria, infections, chemicals, stress, and the entire assortment of invaders and conditions that might compromise your immune system. Different blood types have different antigens and create different antibodies. A chemical reaction occurs between your blood and the foods you eat – lectins, abundant and diverse proteins in foods, have agglutinating properties that affect your blood. When you eat a food containing protein lectins that are incompatible with your blood type antigen, the lectins target an organ or bodily system (kidneys, liver, brain, stomach, etc.) and begin to agglutinate blood cells in that area. Once the intact lectin proteins settle someplace in your body, they clump the cells in that region together and they are targeted for destruction as if they were foreign invaders. This clumping can cause irritable bowel syndrome in the intestines or cirrhosis in the liver, or block the flow of blood through the kidneys, to name just a few of the effects. They often create violent inflammation. Lectins in your system can be measured using the Indican Scale.

Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type diet plan – what to eat and foods to avoid

Follow the diet for your personal blood type.

The portion suggestions according to ancestry are not meant as firm rules; the purpose is to present a way to fine-tune your diet even more, according to what is known about the particulars of your ancestry. There are also geographic and cultural variations. Use the refinements if you think they’re helpful; ignore them if you find that they’re not; in any case, try to formulate your own plan for portion sizes.

Don’t just eat the Highly Beneficial foods and ignore the Neutral foods, as you probably won’t get the full range of nutrients needed for a healthy diet. A better approach is to eliminate all the foods on your Avoid list and reduce or eliminate those Neutral foods that are prone to cause weight gain for your blood type.

Unless you suffer from a specific allergic condition, it won’t hurt most people to occasionally eat a food that is marked Poison on their diet.

The diets are very different from each other – the only commonalities found in the book were : portion size recommendations for fruit; unsprouted wheat being viewed unfavorably; and olive oil being a highly beneficial food for all.

Blood type 0 food list

Type O (“The Hunter”) is the oldest blood type, from around 40,000 years ago. At this time, humans succeeded by being at the top of the food chain, the most dangerous predators on earth. They began to hunt in organized packs; in a short time, they were able to make weapons and use tools. These major advances gave them strength and superiority. Humans thrived on meat, and as they killed off the big game within their hunting range they started to migrate to all corners of the earth. Searching each new area for anything edible, it is likely that the carnivorous humans quickly became omnivorous, with a mixed diet of berries, grubs, nuts, roots, and small animals. Populations also thrived along the coastlines and the teeming lakes and rivers of the earth where fish and other food were abundant.

45% percent of people in the U.S. have Type O blood. This percentage is higher among Hispanics and African Americans.

  • These people thrive on meat and need enough oils
  • Limit grains/cereals, dairy
  • Wheat-free, practically gluten-free
  • Like paleo diets and some low carb diets but less strict

See below for blood type O portion sizes.

Highly beneficial foods that act like medicine, to eat in Eat Right 4 Your Type – blood type O

  • Meats and poultry – highly beneficial for blood type O
    • Meats: beef, buffalo, heart, lamb, calf liver, mutton, veal, venison. The more stressful your job or demanding your exercise program, the higher the grade of protein you should eat. If you are a Type O of African descent, emphasize lean red meats and game over fattier, more domestic choices such as lamb or chicken
    • Poultry: none
  • Seafood – highly beneficial for blood type O
    • Fish: bass, cod, halibut, perch, pike, red snapper, shad, sole (except gray or dover), sturgeon, swordfish, tilefish, rainbow trout, yellowtail
    • Shellfish: none
  • Dairy and eggs – highly beneficial for blood type O
    • None
  • Oils and fats – highly beneficial for blood type O
    • Flaxseed oil, olive oil
  • Nuts and seeds – highly beneficial for blood type O
    • Nuts: walnuts (black walnuts and English walnuts)
    • Seeds: flaxseed, pumpkin seed
  • Beans and legumes – highly beneficial for blood type O
    • Adzuki bean, azuki bean, black-eyed pea, pinto bean
  • Cereals – highly beneficial for blood type O
    • None
  • Breads and muffins – highly beneficial for blood type O
    • Essene bread / manna bread / sprouted grain bread
  • Grains, pasta , and flours – highly beneficial for blood type O
    • None
  • Vegetables – highly beneficial for blood type O
    • Artichokes, globe artichokes, beet greens, broccoli, chicory, collard greens, dandelion, escarole, Jerusalem artichoke, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, okra, onion (all), parsnip, cayenne pepper, red pepper, pumpkin, romaine, spinach, sweet potato, Swiss chard, turnip
    • Sea vegetables and algae: kelp, seaweed
    • Herbs and fresh spices (see also seasonings below): ginger, horseradish, parsley
  • Fruit – highly beneficial for blood type O
    • Banana, blueberry, cherry (all), fig (fresh or dried), guava, mango, plum (all), prune
  • Juices and flu >Neutral foods to eat with Eat Right 4 Your Type – blood type O
    • Meats and poultry – neutral for blood type O
      • Meats: horse, rabbit, squirrel
      • Poultry: chicken, Cornish hen, duck, goose, grouse, guinea hen, ostrich, partr >Foods that act as poisons, to avoid with Eat Right 4 Your Type – blood type O
      • Meats and poultry – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Meats: bacon, ham, pork, turtle
        • Poultry: quail
      • Seafood – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Fish: barracuda, catfish, frog, herring (pickled/smoked), lox/smoked salmon, muskellunge, pollack, salmon roe
        • Shellfish: abalone, conch, octopus, squid/calamari
      • Dairy and eggs – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Milk products: buttermilk, casein, half & half, ice cream, kefir, cow’s milk, goat’s milk, sherbet, sour cream (low-fat / nonfat), whey, yogurt (all varieties)
        • Cheeses: American cheese, blue cheese, brie, Camembert, cheddar, Colby, cottage cheese, cream cheese, edam, Emmenthal, gouda, Gruyère, Jarlsburg, Monterey jack, Muenster, Neufchâtel, paneer, parmesan, provolone, quark, ricotta, string cheese, Swiss cheese
        • Eggs: goose eggs, quail eggs
      • Oils and fats – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Avocado oil, castor oil, coconut oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, evening primrose oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, soybean oil
      • Nuts and seeds – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Nuts: beechnut, Brazil nut, cashew, cashew butter, chestnut, peanut, peanut butter, pistachio,
        • Seeds: poppy seed, sunflower seed, sunflower butter
        • Fruits counted as nuts/seeds: litchi
      • Beans and legumes – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Copper bean, kidney bean, lentil, navy bean
        • Fruits/condiments counted as beans: tamarind bean
      • Cereals – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Whole grains: barley, corn (all), seven-grain, wheat
        • Processed grains: cornflakes, cornmeal, cream of wheat, familia, farina, grape-nuts, grits, shredded wheat, wheat bran, wheat germ
        • Vegetables counted as cereals/grains: corn
        • See also “grains and pasta” below
      • Breads and muffins – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Wheat bagel, corn muffin, English muffin, high-protein bread, matzo, multi-grain bread, pumpernickel, sprouted wheat bread containing wheat flour, wheat bran muffin, whole wheat bread
      • Grains, pasta , and flours – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Whole and cracked grains: cracked wheat
        • Flour: barley flour, bulgur wheat flour, durum wheat flour, gluten flour, graham flour, white flour, whole wheat flour
        • Pastas and noodles: couscous, semolina pasta
      • Vegetables – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Alfalfa sprouts, capers, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, leek, mushroom (common mushroom/button mushroom, shiitake mushroom, silver dollar mushroom), mustard greens, black olives, pickles in brine, potato (blue, red, white, yellow), taro, yucca
        • Sea vegetables and algae: spirulina
        • Vegetables commonly viewed as fruits: rhubarb
      • Fruit – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Asian pear, blackberry, cantaloupe melon, kiwi, melon (bitter melon, honeydew melon), orange, plantain, tangerine
        • Fruits commonly viewed as vegetables: avocado
        • Fruits commonly viewed as nuts: coconut
      • Juices and fluids – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Fruit juices: blackberry juice, orange juice, tangerine juice
        • Vegetable juices: aloe juice, cucumber juice,
        • Other: coconut milk
      • Spices, sugars, and seasonings – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Spices: mace, nutmeg, pepper (black pepper, white pepper)
        • Sugars: aspartame, corn syrup, fructose, invert sugar, maltodextrin, sucanat, sucrose
        • Other seasonings and pantry: acacia/gum arabic, carrageenan, cornstarch, MSG monosodium glutamate
      • Condiments – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Savory condiments: ketchup, pickles (all), pickle relish, mayonnaise, vinegar (all except apple cider), Worcestershire sauce
      • Herbal teas – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Alfalfa tea, aloe tea, burdock tea, coltsfoot tea, corn silk tea, echinacea tea, gentian tea, goldenseal tea, guarana tea, juniper tea, red clover tea, rhubarb tea, Saint-John’s-wort tea, shepherd’s purse tea, strawberry leaf tea, yellow dock tea
      • Miscellaneous beverages – act as poisons for blood type O
        • Coffee (regular/decaf), black tea (regular/decaf)
        • Alcoholic drinks: beer, liquor (distilled)
        • Other drinks: soda (cola/diet/misc.)

      Foods that encourage weight gain in blood type O

      • Grains – wheat gluten, corn
      • Legumes – kidney beans, navy beans, lentils
      • Vegetables – cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mustard greens

      Foods that encourage weight loss in blood type O

      • Sea vegetables – kelp
      • Seafood
      • Iodized salt (note that iodine is best obtained from sources such as seafood and kelp)
      • Meats – liver, red meat
      • Vegetables – kale, spinach, broccoli
      • Type Os are leaner when their muscle tissues are in a state of slight metabolic acidity

      Blood type O portions

      The number of recommended portions suggested depends on your ancestry as well as your blood type. They are guidelines only; you should try to formulate your own plan for portion sizes. Take note that some of them are daily recommendations and others are weekly recommendations.

      • Lead red meats
        • Portion size 4-6 ounces for men, 2-5 ounces for women and children
        • Weekly number of portions depending on your ancestry: 5-7x (African), 4-6x (Caucasian), 3-5x (Asian)
        • Try not to consume more than 6 ounces of meat at any one meal
      • Poultry
        • Portion size 4-6 ounces for men, 2-5 ounces for women and children
        • Weekly number of portions: 1-2x (African), 2-3x (Caucasian), 3-4x (Asian)
      • Seafood
        • Portion size 4-6 ounces for all
        • Weekly number of portions: 1-4x (African), 3-5x (Caucasian), 4-6x (Asian)
      • Eggs
        • Portion size 1 egg for all
        • Weekly number of portions: 0x (African), 3-4x (Caucasian), 5x (Asian)
      • Cheeses
        • Portion size 2 ounces for all
        • Weekly number of portions: 0x (African), 0-3x (Caucasian), 0-3x (Asian)
      • Yogurt
        • Portion size 4-6 ounces for all
        • Weekly number of portions: 0x (African), 0-3x (Caucasian), 0-3x (Asian)
      • Milk
        • Portion size 4-6 ounces for all
        • Weekly number of portions: 0x (African), 0-1x (Caucasian), 0-2x (Asian)
      • Oils
        • Portion size 1 tablespoon for all
        • Weekly number of portions: 1-5x (African), 4-8x (Caucasian), 3-7x (Asian)
        • Increase the value of oils by limiting your use to monounsaturated oils such as olive oil and flaxseed oil
      • Nuts and seeds
        • Portion size 6-8 nuts for all
        • Weekly number of portions: 2-5x (African), 3-4x (Caucasian), 2-3x (Asian)
        • These foods should not take the place of high-protein meats. You don’t need them in your diet, and should be very selective in their use, as they are high in fat. You should avoid them if you’re trying to lose weight. If you do eat them, be sure to chew them thoroughly, or use nut butters, which are easier to digest, especially if you have the colon problems that are more frequently experienced by Type Os
      • Nut butters
        • Portion size 1 tablespoon for all
        • Weekly number of portions: 3-4x (African), 3-7x (Caucasian), 2-4x (Asian)
      • Beans and legumes
        • Portion size 1 cup dry (usually 1½ – 2 cups cooked) for all
        • Weekly number of portions: 1-2x (African), 1-2x (Caucasian), 2-6x (Asian)
      • Cereals
        • Portion size 1 cup dry for all
        • Weekly number of portions: 2-3x (African), 2-3x (Caucasian), 2-4x (Asian)
      • Breads and crackers
        • Portion size 1 slice for all
        • Daily number of portions: 0-4x (African), 0-2x (Caucasian), 0-4x (Asian)
        • Even wheat-free breads can be troublesome for Type Os if they eat them often enough, as their genetic makeup is not assimilated to the consumption of grains. Sprouted seed breads are more digestible.
      • Muffins
        • Portion size 1 muffin for all
        • Daily number of portions: 0-2x (African), 0-1x (Caucasian), 0-1x (Asian)
      • Grains
        • Portion size 1 cup dry (usually 1½ – 2 cups cooked) for all
        • Weekly number of portions: 0-3x (African), 0-3x (Caucasian), 0-3x (Asian)
      • Pastas
        • Portion size 1 cup dry (usually 1½ – 2 cups cooked) for all
        • Weekly number of portions: 0-3x (African), 0-3x (Caucasian), 0-3x (Asian)
        • Pastas made from buckwheat flour, Jerusalem artichoke flour, or rice flour are better tolerated by Type Os; these foods are not essential to your diet and should be limited in favor of more effective animal and fish foods
      • Raw vegetables
        • Portion size 1 cup prepared for all
        • Daily number of portions: 3-5x (all ancestries)
      • Cooked vegetables
        • Portion size 1 cup prepared for all
        • Daily number of portions: 3-5x (all ancestries)
      • Fruit
        • Portion size 1 fruit or 3-5 ounces for all
        • Daily number of portions: 3-4x (all ancestries)
      • Juices
        • Portion size 8 ounces for all
        • Daily number of portions: 3-4x (all ancestries)
      • Water
        • Portion size 8 ounces for all
        • Daily number of portions: 4-7x (all ancestries)
      • Spices, sugars, seasonings
        • No portion guidelines
      • Condiments
        • No portion guidelines
        • Sugar products such as honey and sugar, and chocolate, should be strictly limited to occasional use as condiments
        • All pickled foods are indigestible for Type Os, as they irritate the Type O stomach lining
      • Herbal teas
        • No portion guidelines
      • Miscellaneous beverages
        • No portion guidelines
      • Oils are beneficial, especially monounsaturated oils
      • Eat plentiful vegetables, raw and cooked
      • Restrict use of dairy products and eggs
      • Eat a limited amount of beans/legumes
      • Eat a limited amount of grain and wheat products: cereals, breads except sprouted breads, grains, and pasta

      Blood type A food list

      Type A (“The Cultivator”) is an agrarian blood type, which appeared between 25,000 and 15,000 BC. Agriculture and animal domestication were the hallmarks of this culture. The cultivation of grains and livestock changed everything. Able to forego their hand-to-mouth existence and sustain themselves for the first time, people established stable communities and permanent living structures. This radically different lifestyle, a major change in diet and environment, resulted in an entirely new mutation in the digestive tracts and the immune systems of the Neolithic peoples – a mutation that allowed them to better tolerate and absorb cultivated grains and other agricultural products. Type A emerged as more resistant to infections common to densely populated areas.

      40% of people in the USA have type A blood.

      Highly beneficial foods that act like medicine, to eat in Eat Right 4 Your Type – blood type A

      • Meats and poultry – highly beneficial for blood type A
        • None
      • Seafood – highly beneficial for blood type A
        • Fish: carp, cod, monkfish, mackerel, perch (silver/yellow), pickerel, pollack, red snapper, salmon (fresh), sardine, rainbow trout, sea trout, whitefish, whiting
        • Shellfish: none
        • Other: snail/escargot
      • Dairy and eggs – highly beneficial for blood type A
        • None
      • Oils and fats – highly beneficial for blood type A
        • Blackcurrant seed oil, flaxseed oil, olive oil, walnut oil
      • Nuts and seeds – highly beneficial for blood type A
        • Nuts: peanut, peanut butter, walnut (black walnuts and English walnuts)
        • Seeds: flaxseed, pumpkin seed
      • Beans and legumes – highly beneficial for blood type A
        • Adzuki bean, black bean, black-eyed pea, fava bean/broad bean, lentil (domestic/green/red)
        • Soy: soybean, soy cheese, soy flakes/granules, soy milk, soy miso, soy tempeh, soy tofu
        • Vegetables counted as legumes: green bean, snap bean, string bean
      • Cereals – highly beneficial for blood type A
        • Whole grains: amaranth, buckwheat/kasha
        • Processed grains: oat bran, oatmeal
        • See also “grains and pasta” below
      • Breads and muffins – highly beneficial for blood type A
        • Essene bread/manna bread, Ezekiel bread, soy flour bread
      • Grains, pasta , and flours
        • Whole and cracked grains: buckwheat/kasha
        • Flour: oat flour, rye flour
        • Pastas and noodles: soba noodles (100% buckwheat)
      • Vegetables – highly beneficial for blood type A
        • Alfalfa sprouts, artichokes, globe artichokes, Jerusalem artichoke, beet greens, broccoli, carrot, celery, chicory, collard greens, dandelion, escarole, fennel, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leek, romaine lettuce, mushroom (common mushroom/button mushroom, maitake mushroom, silver dollar mushroom), okra, onion (all), parsnip, pumpkin, rappini/broccoli rabe, spinach, Swiss chard, turnip
        • Herbs and fresh spices (see also seasonings below): ginger, horseradish, parsley
      • Fruit – highly beneficial for blood type A
        • Apricot, blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, cherry (all), cranberry, fig (fresh or dried), grapefruit, lemon, lime, pineapple, plum (all), prune
      • Juices and flu >Neutral foods to eat with Eat Right 4 Your Type – blood type A
        • Meats and poultry – neutral for blood type A
          • Meats: None
          • Poultry: chicken, Cornish hen, grouse, guinea hen, ostrich, squab, turkey
        • Seafood – neutral for blood type A
          • Fish: bass (sea), butterfish, bullhead, chub, croaker, cusk, drum, halfmoon fish, mahimahi, mullet, muskellunge, pike, porgy, pompano, sailfish, salmon roe, scrod, shark, smelt, sturgeon, sucker, sunfish, swordfish, tilapia, trout (brook), tuna, weakfish, yellowtail
          • Shellfish: abalone
        • Dairy and eggs – neutral for blood type A
          • Avo >Foods that act as poisons, to avoid with Eat Right 4 Your Type – blood type A
            • Meats and poultry – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Meats: bacon, beef, buffalo, ham, heart, lamb, calf liver, mutton, pork, rabbit, squirrel, turtle, sweetbreads, veal, venison
              • Poultry: duck, goose, partridge, pheasant, quail
            • Seafood – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Fish: anchovy, barracuda, bass (bluegill/striped), bluefish, catfish, caviar, eel, flounder, grouper, haddock, hake, halibut, herring (fresh/smoked/pickled), lox/smoked salmon, opaleye fish, orange roughy, rosefish, scup, shad, sole (all), tilefish
              • Shellfish: clam, conch, crab, crayfish, lobster, mussel, octopus, oyster, scallop, shrimp, squid/calamari
              • Other: frog
            • Dairy and eggs – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Milk products: butter, buttermilk, casein, half & half, ice cream, cow’s milk, sherbet, whey
              • Cheeses: American cheese, blue cheese, brie, Camembert, cheddar, Colby, cottage cheese, cream cheese, edam, Emmenthal, gouda, Gruyère, Jarlsburg, Monterey jack, Muenster, Neufchâtel, parmesan, provolone, quark, string cheese, Swiss cheese
            • Oils and fats – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Castor oil, coconut oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, peanut oil
            • Nuts and seeds – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Nuts: Brazil nut, cashew, cashew butter, pistachio
            • Beans and legumes – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Copper bean, garbanzo bean/chickpea, kidney bean, lima bean, navy bean
              • Fruits/condiments counted as beans: tamarind bean
            • Cereals – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Whole grains: wheat
              • Processed grains: cream of wheat, familia, farina, grape-nuts, shredded wheat, seven-grain, wheat bran, wheat germ
              • See also “grains and pasta” below
            • Breads and muffins – act as poisons for blood type A
              • English muffin, high-protein bread, matzo, multi-grain bread, pumpernickel, wheat bran muffin, whole wheat bread
            • Grains and pasta – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Flour: whole wheat flour
            • Vegetables – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Cabbage (chinese cabbage/Napa cabbage, red cabbage, white cabbage), eggplant, mushroom (shiitake mushroom), pepper (bell pepper, green or orange or purple or yellow; jalapeño, cayenne pepper), potato (blue, red, white, yellow), sweet potato, tomato, yam, yucca
              • Vegetables commonly viewed as condiments: capers, olives (black olives, Greek olives, Spanish olives)
              • Herbs and fresh spices (see also seasonings below): chili pepper, juniper
              • Processed vegetables: sauerkraut
              • Vegetables commonly viewed as fruits: rhubarb
            • Fruit – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Banana, mango, melon (bitter melon, honeydew melon), orange, papaya, tangerine
              • Vegetables counted as fruits: plantain
              • Nuts counted as fruits: coconut
            • Juices and fluids – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Fruit juices: mango juice, orange juice, papaya juice, tangerine juice
              • Vegetable juices: cabbage juice (listed as both neutral and avoid), tomato juice
              • Other: coconut milk
            • Spices, sugars, and seasonings – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Spices: pepper (peppercorns, black pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes)
              • Herbs listed as seasonings (see also vegetables above): wintergreen
              • Sugars: none
              • Other seasonings and pantry: acacia/gum arabic, capers, plain gelatin, tamarind, vinegar (all)
            • Condiments – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Savory condiments: ketchup, mayonnaise, pickles (all), pickle relish, vinegar (all), Worcestershire sauce
            • Herbal teas – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Catnip tea, cayenne tea, corn silk tea, goldenseal tea, juniper tea, red clover tea, rhubarb tea, yellow dock tea
            • Miscellaneous beverages – act as poisons for blood type A
              • Black tea (regular/decaf)
              • Alcoholic drinks: beer, liquor (distilled)
              • Other drinks: club soda, selzter water, soda (cola/diet/misc.)

            Foods that encourage weight gain in blood type A

            • Animal proteins – meat, dairy foods
            • Legumes – kidney beans, lima beans
            • Grains – wheat (in overabundance)

            Foods that encourage weight loss in blood type A

            • Fats – vegetable oils
            • Legumes – soy foods
            • Vegetables
            • Fruit – pineapple

            Blood type A portions

            The number of recommended portions suggested depends on your ancestry as well as your blood type. They are guidelines only; you should try to formulate your own plan for portion sizes. Take note that some of them are daily recommendations and others are weekly recommendations.

            • Lead red meats
              • Portion size 4-6 ounces for men, 2-5 ounces for women and children
              • Weekly number of portions depending on your ancestry: 0-1x (African), 0x (Caucasian), 0-1x (Asian)
              • When you eat meats, choose the leanest cuts you can find; poultry is preferable to red meat
              • Stay completely away from processed meat products such as ham, frankfurters, and cold cuts – these contain nitrates, which promote stomach cancer in people with low levels of stomach acid, a Type A trait
            • Poultry
              • Portion size 4-6 ounces for men, 2-5 ounces for women and children
              • Weekly number of portions: 0-3x (African), 0-3x (Caucasian), 1-4x (Asian)
            • Seafood
              • Portion size 4-6 ounces for all
              • Weekly number of portions: 0-3x (African), 1-4x (Caucasian), 1-4x (Asian)
            • Eggs
              • Portion size 1 egg for all
              • Weekly number of portions: 1-3x (African), 1-3x (Caucasian), 1-3x (Asian)
            • Cheeses
              • Portion size 2 ounces for all
              • Weekly number of portions: 1-3x (African), 2-4x (Caucasian), 0x (Asian)
            • Yogurt
              • Portion size 4-6 ounces for all
              • Weekly number of portions: 0x (African), 1-3x (Caucasian), 0-3x (Asian)
            • Milk
              • Portion size 4-6 ounces for all
              • Weekly number of portions: 0x (African), 0-4x (Caucasian), 0x (Asian)
            • Oils
              • Portion size 1 tablespoon for all
              • Weekly number of portions: 3-8x (African), 2-6x (Caucasian), 2-6x (Asian)
            • Nuts and seeds
              • Portion size 6-8 nuts for all
              • Weekly number of portions: 4-6x (African), 2-5x (Caucasian), 4-6x (Asian)
            • Nut butters
              • Portion size 1 tablespoon for all
              • Weekly number of portions: 3-5x (African), 1-4x (Caucasian), 2-4x (Asian)
            • Beans and legumes
              • Portion size 1 cup dry (usually 1½ – 2 cups cooked) for all
              • Weekly number of portions: 4-7x (African), 3-6x (Caucasian), 2-5x (Asian)
            • Cereals/whole grains
              • Portion size 1 cup dry for all
              • Weekly number of portions: 6-10x (African), 5-9x (Caucasian), 4-8x (Asian)
            • Breads and crackers
              • Portion size 1 slice for all
              • Daily number of portions: 2-4x (African), 3-5x (Caucasian), 2-4x (Asian)
            • Muffins
              • Portion size 1 muffin for all
              • Daily number of portions: 1x (African), 1-2x (Caucasian), 1x (Asian)
            • Grains
              • Portion size 1 cup dry (usually 1½ – 2 cups cooked) for all
              • Weekly number of portions: 2-3x (African), 2-4x (Caucasian), 2-4x (Asian)
            • Pastas
              • Contradictory information in Cereals and Grains and Pasta sections; the first numbers given here may be the correct one but it’s unclear
              • Portion size 1 cup dry (usually 1½ – 2 cups cooked) for all
              • Weekly number of portions: 2-3 OR 3-5x (African), 2-4 OR 4-6x (Caucasian), 2-4 OR 3-5x (Asian)
            • Raw vegetables
              • Portion size 1 cup prepared for all
              • Daily number of portions: 3-6x (African), 2-5x (Caucasian), 2-5x (Asian)
            • Cooked vegetables
              • Portion size 1 cup prepared for all
              • Daily number of portions: 1-4x (African), 3-6x (Caucasian), 3-6x (Asian)
            • Soy products
              • Portion size 6-8 ounces for all
              • Weekly number of portions: 4-6x (African), 4-6x (Caucasian), 5-7x (Asian)
            • Fruit
              • Portion size 1 fruit or 3-5 ounces for all
              • Daily number of portions: 3-4x (all ancestries)
            • Juices
              • Portion size 8 ounces for all
              • Daily number of portions: 4-5x (all ancestries)
            • Lemon and water
              • Portion size 8 ounces for all
              • Daily number of portions: 1x (in morning) (all ancestries)
              • 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, and to aid elimination
              • Portion size 8 ounces for all
              • Daily number of portions: 1-3x (all ancestries)
            • Spices, sugars, seasonings
              • No portion guidelines
            • Condiments
              • No portion guidelines
            • Herbal teas
              • No portion guidelines
            • Miscellaneous beverages
              • No portion guidelines

            Blood type B food list

            Type B (“The Nomad”) is a nomadic blood type, developed between 10,000 and 15,000 BC in the Himalayan highlands, now part of present-day Pakistan and India. Pushed from the hot, lush savannahs of eastern Africa to the cold, unyielding highlands of the Himalayas, blood type B may have initially mutated in response to climactic changes. This new blood type was soon characteristic of the great tribes of steppe dwellers such as the Mongolians, who dominated the Eurasian plains. Their culture depended upon herding and domesticating animals, with a diet of meat and cultured dairy products. These people tolerate a variety of foods.

            11% of people in the USA have blood type B

            • Eat meat, fish, and dairy for optimum health

            Highly beneficial foods that act like medicine, to eat in Eat Right 4 Your Type – blood type B

            • Meats and poultry – highly beneficial for blood type B
              • Meats: goat, lamb, mutton, rabbit, venison
              • Poultry: none
            • Seafood – highly beneficial for blood type B
              • Fish: caviar, cod, croaker, flounder, grouper, haddock, hake, halibut, mahimahi, monkfish, perch (ocean), pickerel, pike, porgy, salmon (fresh), sardine, shad, sole (except gray or dover), sturgeon
              • Shellfish: none
            • Dairy and eggs – highly beneficial for blood type B
              • Milk products: kefir, cow’s milk, goat’s milk, yogurt (all varieties)
              • Cheeses: cottage cheese, farmer cheese, feta, goat cheese, mozzarella, paneer, ricotta
              • Eggs: none
            • Oils and fats – highly beneficial for blood type B
              • Olive oil
            • Nuts and seeds – highly beneficial for blood type B
              • Nuts: black walnuts
              • Seeds: none
            • Beans and legumes – highly beneficial for blood type B
              • K >Neutral foods to eat with Eat Right 4 Your Type – blood type B
                • Meats and poultry – neutral for blood type B
                  • Meats: beef, buffalo, calf liver, veal
                  • Poultry: ostrich, pheasant, turkey
                • Seafood – neutral for blood type B
                  • Fish: bluefish, bullhead, carp, catfish, chub, cusk, drum, halfmoon fish, herring (fresh), mullet, muskellunge, opaleye fish, orange roughy, parrot fish, perch (silver/white/yellow), pompano, red snapper, rosefish, sailfish, scrod, scup, shark, smelt, sucker, sunfish, swordfish, tilapia, tilefish, tuna, weakfish, whitefish, whiting
                  • Shellfish: abalone, scallop, squ >Foods that act as poisons, to avoid with Eat Right 4 Your Type – blood type B
                    • Meats and poultry – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Meats: bacon, ham, heart, horse, pork, squirrel, sweetbreads, turtle
                      • Poultry: chicken, Cornish hen, duck, goose, grouse, guinea hen, partridge, quail, squab
                    • Seafood – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Fish: anchovy, bass (bluegill bass/sea bass/striped bass), barracuda, beluga/sturgeon, butterfish, eel, herring (pickled), lox/smoked salmon, pollack, salmon roe, sole (gray or dover), trout (all), yellowtail
                      • Shellfish: clam, conch, crab, crayfish, lobster, mussel, octopus, oyster, shrimp
                      • Other: frog, snail/escargot
                    • Dairy and eggs – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Milk products: ice cream
                      • Cheeses: American cheese, blue cheese, string cheese
                      • Eggs: duck eggs, goose eggs, quail eggs
                    • Oils and fats – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Avocado oil, borage seed oil, canola oil, castor oil, coconut oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil
                    • Nuts and seeds – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Nuts: cashew, cashew butter, filbert/hazelnut, peanut, peanut butter, pignola/pine nut, pistachio
                      • Seeds: poppy seed, pumpkin seed, sesame butter/tahini, sesame seed, sunflower seed, sunflower butter
                    • Beans and legumes – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Adzuki bean, black bean, black-eyed pea, garbanzo bean/chickpea, lentil (domestic/green/red), mung bean, mung bean sprouts, pinto bean
                      • Soy: soybean, soy cheese, soy flakes/granules, soy milk, soy miso, soy tempeh, soy tofu
                    • Cereals – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Whole grains: amaranth, buckwheat/kasha, kamut, rye, teff, wheat
                      • Processed grains: cornflakes, cornmeal, cream of wheat, grits, seven-grain, wheat bran, wheat germ
                      • Non-grains: tapioca
                      • See also “grains and pasta” below
                    • Breads and muffins – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Multi-grain bread, pumpernickel, rye bread (100%), rye crisp, Ryvita, wheat bran muffin, whole wheat bread
                      • Grains listed as bread/muffins: amaranth, durum wheat, kamut
                    • Grains and pasta – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Whole and cracked grains: buckwheat/kasha, cracked wheat, wild rice
                      • Flour: bulgur wheat flour, durum wheat flour, gluten flour, graham flour, rye flour, whole wheat flour
                      • Pastas and noodles: couscous, soba noodles (buckwheat)
                    • Vegetables – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Artichoke, globe artichoke, corn (all), Jerusalem artichoke, pumpkin, radish, radish sprouts, taro, tomato
                      • Vegetables commonly viewed as condiments: olives (all)
                      • Vegetables commonly viewed as fruits: rhubarb
                    • Fruit – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Melon (bitter melon), persimmon, pomegranate, prickly pear, starfruit/carambola
                      • Vegetables counted as fruits: avocado
                      • Nuts counted as fruits: coconut
                    • Juices and fluids – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Fruit juices: pomegranate juice (listed as both neutral and avoid)
                      • Vegetable juices: tomato juice (listed as both neutral and avoid)
                      • Other: coconut milk (listed as both neutral and avoid)
                    • Spices, sugars, and seasonings – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Spices: allspice, cinnamon, pepper (black pepper, white pepper)
                      • Sugars: aspartame, barley malt, corn syrup, invert sugar, maltodextrin
                      • Other seasonings and pantry: acacia/gum arabic, almond extract, carrageenan, cornstarch, guar gum, MSG monosodium glutamate, tapioca
                    • Condiments – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Savory condiments: ketchup, soy sauce
                    • Herbal teas – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Aloe tea, coltsfoot tea, corn silk tea, gentian tea, goldenseal tea, guarana tea, hops tea, juniper tea, linden/limeflower tea, mullein tea, red clover tea, rhubarb tea, shepherd’s purse tea, skullcap tea, stinging nettle root tea
                    • Miscellaneous beverages – act as poisons for blood type B
                      • Alcoholic drinks: liquor (distilled)
                      • Other drinks: club soda, selzter water, soda (cola/diet/misc.)

                    Foods that encourage weight gain in blood type B

                    • Grains – corn, buckwheat, wheat
                    • Legumes – lentils, peanuts
                    • Seeds – sesame seeds

                    Foods that encourage weight loss in blood type B

                    • Vegetables – green vegetables
                    • Animal products – meat, liver, eggs, low-fat dairy products
                    • Beverages – licorice tea (never take licorice supplements without a doctor’s supervision; licorice tea is okay)

                    Blood type B portions

                    The number of recommended portions suggested depends on your ancestry as well as your blood type. They are guidelines only; you should try to formulate your own plan for portion sizes. Take note that some of them are daily recommendations and others are weekly recommendations.

                    • Lead red meats
                      • Portion size 4-6 ounces for men, 2-5 ounces for women and children
                      • Weekly number of portions depending on your ancestry: 3-4x (African), 2-3x (Caucasian), 2-3x (Asian)
                      • If you are fatigued or suffer from immune deficiencies, eat red meat such as lamb, mutton, or rabbit several times a week, in preference to beef or turkey
                    • Poultry
                      • Portion size 4-6 ounces for men, 2-5 ounces for women and children
                      • Weekly number of portions: 0-2x (African), 0-3x (Caucasian), 0-2x (Asian)
                    • Seafood
                      • Portion size 4-6 ounces for all
                      • Weekly number of portions: 4-6x (African), 3-5x (Caucasian), 3-5x (Asian)
                    • Eggs
                      • Portion size 1 egg for all
                      • Weekly number of portions: 3-4x (African), 3-4x (Caucasian), 5-6x (Asian)
                    • Cheeses
                      • Portion size 2 ounces for all
                      • Weekly number of portions: 3-4x (African), 3-5x (Caucasian), 2-3x (Asian)
                    • Yogurt
                      • Portion size 4-6 ounces for all
                      • Weekly number of portions: 0-4x (African), 2-4x (Caucasian), 1-3x (Asian)
                    • Milk
                      • Portion size 4-6 ounces for all
                      • Weekly number of portions: 0-3x (African), 4-5x (Caucasian), 2-3x (Asian)
                      • Lactose-intolerant type Bs are often able to incorporate dairy foods after they have corrected the overall problems in their diets
                    • Oils
                      • Portion size 1 tablespoon for all
                      • Weekly number of portions: 3-5x (African), 4-6x (Caucasian), 5-7x (Asian)
                    • Nuts and seeds
                      • Portion size 6-8 nuts for all
                      • Weekly number of portions: 3-5x (African), 2-5x (Caucasian), 2-3x (Asian)
                    • Nut butters
                      • Portion size 1 tablespoon for all
                      • Weekly number of portions: 2-3x (African), 2-3x (Caucasian), 2-3x (Asian)
                    • Beans and legumes
                      • Portion size 1 cup dry (usually 1½ – 2 cups cooked) for all
                      • Weekly number of portions: 3-4x (African), 2-3x (Caucasian), 4-5x (Asian)
                    • Cereals
                      • Portion size 1 cup dry for all
                      • Weekly number of portions: 2-3x (African), 2-4x (Caucasian), 2-4x (Asian)
                    • Breads and crackers
                      • Portion size 1 slice for all
                      • Daily number of portions: 0-1x (African), 0-1x (Caucasian), 0-1x (Asian)
                    • Muffins
                      • Portion size 1 muffin for all
                      • Daily number of portions: 0-1x (African), 0-1x (Caucasian), 0-1x (Asian)
                    • Grains
                      • Portion size 1 cup dry (usually 1½ – 2 cups cooked) for all
                      • Weekly number of portions: 3-4x (African), 3-4x (Caucasian), 2-3x (Asian)
                    • Pastas
                      • Portion size 1 cup dry (usually 1½ – 2 cups cooked) for all
                      • Weekly number of portions: 3-4x (African), 3-4x (Caucasian), 2-3x (Asian)
                    • Raw vegetables
                      • Portion size 1 cup prepared for all
                      • Daily number of portions: 3-5x (all ancestries)
                    • Cooked vegetables
                      • Portion size 1 cup prepared for all
                      • Daily number of portions: 3-5x (all ancestries)
                    • Fruit
                      • Portion size 1 fruit or 3-5 ounces for all
                      • Daily number of portions: 3-4x (all ancestries)
                    • Juices
                      • Portion size 8 ounces for all
                      • Daily number of portions: 2-3x (all ancestries)
                      • Try the Membrane Fluidizer Cocktail every morning for immune- and nervous-system boosters. Mix 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil, 1 tablespoon of high-quality lecithin granules, and 6-8 ounces of fruit juice; shake and drink
                    • Water
                      • Portion size 8 ounces for all
                      • Daily number of portions: 4-7x (all ancestries)
                    • Spices, sugars, seasonings
                      • No portion guidelines
                    • Condiments
                      • No portion guidelines
                    • Herbal teas
                      • No portion guidelines
                    • Miscellaneous beverages
                      • No portion guidelines

                    Blood type AB food list

                    Type AB (“The Enigma”) emerged from the intermingling of type A Caucasians with type B Mongolians, starting about 1,000 years ago. It is a modern blood type, rare (found in less than 5% of the population). This blood type has a number of immune characteristics that make it multifaceted, a merger between the tolerant type A and the more balanced type B, and they are less likely to be prone to allergies and other autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, inflammation, and lupus; however they have a greater disposition to some cancers.

                    4% of people in the USA have blood type AB

                    Highly beneficial foods that act like medicine, to eat in Eat Right 4 Your Type – blood type AB

                    • Meats and poultry – highly beneficial for blood type AB
                      • Meats: none
                      • Poultry: turkey
                    • Seafood – highly beneficial for blood type AB
                      • Fish: cod, grouper, mackerel, mahimahi, monkfish, pickerel, porgy, red snapper, sailfish, salmon (fresh), sardine, shad, sturgeon, tuna
                      • Shellfish: none
                      • Other: snail/escargot
                    • Dairy and eggs – highly beneficial for blood type AB
                      • Milk products: goat’s milk, kefir, sour cream (low-fat / nonfat), yogurt (all varieties)
                      • Cheeses: cottage cheese, farmer cheese, feta, goat cheese, mozzarella, ricotta
                      • Eggs: none
                    • Oils and fats – highly beneficial for blood type AB
                      • Olive oil, walnut oil
                    • Nuts and seeds – highly beneficial for blood type AB
                      • Nuts: chestnut, peanut, peanut butter, walnut (black walnuts and English walnuts)
                      • Seeds: none
                    • Beans and legumes – highly beneficial for blood type AB
                      • Green lentil, navy bean, pinto bean
                      • Soy: soybean, soy miso, soy tempeh, soy tofu
                    • Cereals – highly beneficial for blood type AB
                      • Whole grains: amaranth, millet, ryeberry, spelt
                      • Processed grains: oat bran, oatmeal, rice bran, puffed rice
                      • See also “grains and pasta” below
                    • Breads and muffins – highly beneficial for blood type AB
                      • Brown rice bread, Essene bread/manna bread, Ezekiel bread, rice cake, rye bread (100%), rye crisp, Ryvita, soy flour bread, Wasa crispbread (rye),
                      • Grains listed as bread/muffins: millet
                    • Grains and pasta – highly beneficial for blood type AB
                      • Whole and cracked grains: basmati rice, brown rice, white rice, wild rice
                      • Flour: oat flour, rice flour, rye flour, spelt flour
                      • Pastas and noodles: none
                    • Vegetables – highly beneficial for blood type AB
                      • Alfalfa sprouts, beet, beet greens, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, collard greens, cucumber, dandelion, eggplant, garlic, kale, maitake mushroom, mustard greens, parsnip, sweet potato, yam
                      • Herbs and fresh spices (see also seasonings below): parsley
                    • Fruit – highly beneficial for blood type AB
                      • Cherry (all), cranberry, fig (fresh or dried), gooseberry, grape (all), grapefruit, kiwi, lemon, loganberry, pineapple, plum (all), watermelon
                    • Juices and flu >Neutral foods to eat with Eat Right 4 Your Type – blood type AB
                      • Meats and poultry – neutral for blood type AB
                        • Meats: goat, lamb, calf liver, mutton, rabbit
                        • Poultry: ostrich, pheasant
                      • Seafood – neutral for blood type AB
                        • Fish: bluefish, bullhead, butterfish, carp, catfish, caviar, chub, croaker, cusk, drum, halfmoon fish, harvest fish, herring (fresh), mullet, muskellunge, perch (all), pollack, pompano, rosefish, scrod, scup, shark, smelt, sucker, sunfish, swordfish, tilapia, tilefish, weakfish, whitefish
                        • Shellfish: mussel, scallop, squ >Foods that act as poisons, to avoid with Eat Right 4 Your Type – blood type AB
                          • Meats and poultry – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Meats: bacon, beef, buffalo, ham, heart, horse, pork, squirrel, sweetbreads, turtle, veal, venison
                            • Poultry: chicken, Cornish hen, duck, goose, grouse, guinea hen, partridge, quail, squab
                          • Seafood – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Fish: barracuda, bass (all), beluga/sturgeon, eel, flounder, haddock, hake, halibut, herring (pickled/smoked), lox/smoked salmon, sole (all), trout (all), whiting, yellowfish
                            • Shellfish: clam, conch, crab, crayfish, lobster, octopus, oyster, shrimp
                            • Other: frog
                          • Dairy and eggs – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Milk products: butter, buttermilk, half & half, ice cream, cow’s milk (whole), sherbet,
                            • Cheeses: American cheese, blue cheese, brie, Camembert, parmesan, provolone
                            • Eggs: duck eggs
                          • Oils and fats – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Coconut oil, cottonseed oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil
                          • Nuts and seeds – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Nuts: filbert/hazelnut
                            • Seeds: poppy seed, pumpkin seed, sesame butter/tahini, sesame seed, sunflower seed, sunflower butter
                          • Beans and legumes – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Adzuki bean, black bean, black-eyed pea, fava bean/broad bean, garbanzo bean/chickpea, kidney bean, lima bean, mung bean, mung bean sprouts
                          • Cereals – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Whole grains: buckwheat/kasha, kamut, teff
                            • Processed grains: cornflakes, cornmeal, grits
                            • Non-grains: tapioca
                            • See also “grains and pasta” below
                          • Breads and muffins – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Corn muffin
                          • Grains and pasta – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Whole and cracked grains: buckwheat/kasha
                            • Flours: none
                            • Pastas and noodles: soba noodles
                          • Vegetable – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Artichokes, globe artichokes, corn (all), Jerusalem artichoke, shiitake mushroom, pepper (all), radish, radish sprouts
                            • Vegetables commonly viewed as condiments: capers, black olives, pickles in brine/vinegar
                            • Herbs and fresh spices (see also seasonings below): aloe
                            • Vegetables commonly viewed as fruits: rhubarb
                          • Fruit – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Banana, dewberry, guava, mango, melon (bitter melon), orange, persimmon, pomegranate, prickly pear, quince, starfruit/carambola,
                            • Vegetables counted as fruits: avocado, sago palm
                            • Nuts counted as fruits: coconut
                          • Juices and fluids – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Fruit juices: guava juice, mango juice, orange juice
                          • Spices, sugars, and seasonings – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Spices: allspice, pepper (all)
                            • Sugars: aspartame, barley malt, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, invert sugar, maltodextrin, sucanat
                            • Other seasonings and pantry: acacia/gum arabic, almond extract, aloe, carrageenan, cornstarch, plain gelatin, guar gum, MSG monosodium glutamate, tapioca, vinegar (all), yeast (brewer’s yeast)
                          • Condiments – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Savory condiments: ketchup, pickles (all), pickle relish, soy sauce, vinegar (all), Worcestershire sauce
                          • Herbal teas – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Aloe tea, cayenne tea, coltsfoot tea, corn silk tea, gentian tea, hops tea, linden/limeflower tea, mullein tea, red clover tea, rhubarb tea, senna tea, shepherd’s purse tea, skullcap tea
                          • Miscellaneous beverages – act as poisons for blood type AB
                            • Coffee (regular/decaf), black tea (regular/decaf)
                            • Alcoholic drinks: liquor (distilled)
                            • Other drinks: soda (cola/diet/misc.)

                          Foods that encourage weight gain in blood type AB

                          • Animal proteins – meat
                          • Legumes – kidney beans, lima beans
                          • Seeds
                          • Grains – corn, buckwheat, wheat

                          Foods that encourage weight loss in blood type AB

                          • Legumes – tofu
                          • Animal proteins – seafood, dairy
                          • Vegetables – green vegetables
                          • Sea vegetables – kelp
                          • Fruit – pineapple

                          Blood type AB portions

                          The number of recommended portions suggested depends on your ancestry as well as your blood type. They are guidelines only; you should try to formulate your own plan for portion sizes. Take note that some of them are daily recommendations and others are weekly recommendations.

                          • Lead red meats
                            • Portion size 4-6 ounces for men, 2-5 ounces for women and children
                            • Weekly number of portions depending on your ancestry: 1-3x (African), 1-3x (Caucasian), 1-3x (Asian)
                            • Avoid all smoked or cured meats, as they can cause stomach cancer in people with low levels of stomach acid, a trait shared by type A and type AB
                          • Poultry
                            • Portion size 4-6 ounces for men, 2-5 ounces for women and children
                            • Weekly number of portions: 0-2x (African), 0-2x (Caucasian), 0-2x (Asian)
                          • Seafood
                            • Portion size 4-6 ounces for all
                            • Weekly number of portions: 3-5x (African), 3-5x (Caucasian), 4-6x (Asian)
                          • Eggs
                            • Portion size 1 egg for all
                            • Weekly number of portions: 3-5x (African), 3-4x (Caucasian), 2-3x (Asian)
                          • Cheeses
                            • Portion size 2 ounces for all
                            • Weekly number of portions: 2-3x (African), 3-4x (Caucasian), 3-4x (Asian)
                          • Yogurt
                            • Portion size 4-6 ounces for all
                            • Weekly number of portions: 2-3x (African), 3-4x (Caucasian), 1-3x (Asian)
                          • Milk
                            • Portion size 4-6 ounces for all
                            • Weekly number of portions: 1-6x (African), 3-6x (Caucasian), 2-5x (Asian)
                          • Oils
                            • Portion size 1 tablespoon for all
                            • Weekly number of portions: 1-5x (African), 4-8x (Caucasian), 3-7x (Asian)
                          • Nuts and seeds
                            • Portion size 6-8 nuts for all
                            • Weekly number of portions: 2-5x (African), 2-5x (Caucasian), 2-3x (Asian)
                          • Nut butters
                            • Portion size 1 tablespoon for all
                            • Weekly number of portions: 3-7x (African), 3-7x (Caucasian), 2-4x (Asian)
                            • Nut butters are preferable to nuts for type ABs, who tend to suffer from gallbladder problems
                          • Beans and legumes
                            • Portion size 1 cup dry (usually around 2 cups cooked) for all
                            • Weekly number of portions: 3-5x (African), 2-3x (Caucasian), 4-6x (Asian)
                          • Cereals
                            • Portion size 1 cup dry for all
                            • Weekly number of portions: 2-3x (African), 2-3x (Caucasian), 2-4x (Asian)
                            • Limit wheat consumption – type ABs do best when their tissues are slightly alkaline; the inner kernel of wheat grains become acidic in type A and type ABs (although it becomes alkaline in type Os and type Bs). Sprouted wheat is more beneficial
                          • Breads and crackers
                            • Portion size 1 slice for all
                            • Daily number of portions: 0-1x (African), 0-1x (Caucasian), 0-1x (Asian)
                          • Muffins
                            • Portion size 1 muffin for all
                            • Daily number of portions: 0-1x (African), 0-1x (Caucasian), 0-1x (Asian)
                          • Grains
                            • Portion size 1 cup dry (usually 1½ – 2 cups cooked) for all
                            • Weekly number of portions: 2-3x (African), 3-4x (Caucasian), 3-4x (Asian)
                          • Pastas
                            • Portion size 1 cup dry (usually 1½ – 2 cups cooked) for all
                            • Weekly number of portions: 2-3x (African), 3-4x (Caucasian), 3-4x (Asian)
                          • Raw vegetables
                            • Portion size 1 cup prepared for all
                            • Daily number of portions: 3-5x (all ancestries)
                          • Cooked vegetables
                            • Portion size 1 cup prepared for all
                            • Daily number of portions: 3-5x (all ancestries)
                          • Fruit
                            • Portion size 1 fruit or 3-5 ounces for all
                            • Daily number of portions: 3-4x (all ancestries)
                          • Juices
                            • Portion size 8 ounces for all
                            • Daily number of portions: 2-3x (all ancestries)
                          • Water
                            • Portion size 8 ounces for all
                            • Daily number of portions: 4-7x (all ancestries)
                            • 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, and to aid elimination. Follow with a diluted glass of grapefruit or papaya juice
                          • Spices, sugars, seasonings
                            • No portion guidelines
                          • Condiments
                            • No portion guidelines
                          • Herbal teas
                            • No portion guidelines
                          • Miscellaneous beverages
                            • No portion guidelines

                          Health benefits claimed in Eat Right 4 Your Type

                          The diet in this book claims to reduce the risks for: acquired immune deficiency syndrome/AIDS, ADD/ADHD, allergies, anemia, arthritis, asthma, bloating, brain deterioration, bronchitis, cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer, cardiovascular disease, childhood diarrhea, chronic fatigue syndrome, cirrhosis, colitis, common cold, Crohn’s disease, dementia, diabetes, ear infections, flu, food allergies, gallbladder problems, gastritis, hay fever, heart disease, high blood pressure/hypertension, high cholesterol, hyperactivity, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, immune disorders, infections, infertility, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome IBS, kidney disorders, kidney failure, liver disease, liver failure, lupus, menstrual problems, miscarriage, multiple sclerosis, overweight/obesity, pneumonia, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, stroke, thyroid disorders, ulcers, viruses, water retention/edema, and other chronic health conditions. It also claims to avoid many of the factors that cause rapid cell deterioration, thus slowing down the aging process.

                          As always, this is not intended to be a replacement for professional medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. Consult your doctor before starting a new diet. This page describes what the authors of the diet recommend – Chewfo is describing the diet only, not endorsing it.

                          Get a copy of Eat Right 4 Your Type for meal plans, recipes, the reasons behind specific recommendations, detailed recommendations for each blood type, supplementation recommendations, stress/exercise profiles, blood types and health, exercises, meal plans, and recipes.

                          The book’s website is http://www.4yourtype.com/ – the website has a questionnaire and more detailed weight loss recommendations based on body shape and genotype; plus sales of foods and beverages, supplements based on blood type, medical condition, and body shape, books and videos, and more. http://www.dadamo.com/ has more information and popular forums called “Blood Type Diet Forums.” Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dadamopersonal; Twitter https://twitter.com/dadamonutrition.

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