Recommended Fruits for Blood Type O

Eat fruits alone or one hour apart from any other foods—best time is in the morning, on an empty stomach.

cherryFruits are an excellent alternative for type O’s. Eat a piece of fruit rather than a slice of bread or pasta if losing weight is your goal!

Fruits are nature’s medicines packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and many phytonutrients. Their unique nutritional profile help the body stay fit and healthy.

Plums, prunes, and figs are very beneficial for type O’s. Red, blue, and purple fruits tend to cause an alkaline, rather than an acidic, reaction in the digestive tract. Type O’s digestive tract needs the balance of the alkaline to reduce the possibility of ulcers and irritations of the stomach lining.

Prunes are great source of vitamin A and mineral boron. Boron may help prevent osteoporosis. Prunes also impart a mild laxative effect due to their high content of the natural sugar, sorbitol.

Dried Figs are high-fiber and rich source of potassium, calcium, and iron. Figs may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Oranges, tangerines, and strawberries should be avoided because of their high acid content. Most other berries are OK, but stay away from blackberries, which contain a lectin that aggravates type O’s digestion.

Cherries are low-calorie and rich in antioxidants. Sour cherries contain more anthocyanin than any other fruit. Anthocyanin may help reduce inflammation and ease the pain of arthritis and gout.

Grapefruit also has a high acid content, but it can be eaten in moderation because it exhibits alkaline properties after digestion.

Type O’s also have an extreme sensitivity to coconut and products containing coconut.

Pure water is the best choice for hydration. For occasional variety, you can drink juices, but avoid high-sugar juices. Pineapple juice can be helpful in avoiding water retention and bloating. Black cherry juice is also beneficial because of its alkalinity. Fresh vegetable juices are better for type O’s because of their alkalinity. Mix vegetable juices with fruits to improve flavor.

Fruits Intake

  • Raw: 140-175 g / 5-6 oz. X 3-5 servings daily
  • Cooked/steamed: 140-175g / 5-6 oz. X 3-5 servings daily
Source: Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s Eat Right For Your Type