Recommended Foods for Blood Type A

The body has a natural ability to heal itself and is constantly striving for balance.

Eat variety of foods right for your type and consume the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

Give preference to BENEFICIAL foods. ALLOWED foods contain necessary nutrients that will balance your diet. Stop poisoning your body with AVOID foods!

Foods listed below are recommendations only. If you feel fatigued or discomfort after a meal, check the ingredients; learn the source of your problem.

Keep your body hydrated. When water is consumed in sufficient amounts, your urine becomes colorless. Drinking two glasses of water 30 minutes before every meal, while cutting calories, may help you lose weight. For optimum health, your body should maintain an alkaline state—pH 7.4 is the desired level.

Seafood

sea-striped-bassEat seafood baked, grilled, or poached to obtain its full nutritional value.

Eating fish can lower the risk of heart disease, alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and fight cancer-causing free radicals. Salmon, sardines, mackerel, and tuna are high in omega-3 fatty acids.

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Meat & Poultry

blood-type-a-brest-chickenType A’s should eliminate all meat from their diet, as meat is poorly digested and a source of unhealthy fat and cholesterol.

Type A’s digest meat poorly and should convert to a vegetarian diet. If you eat meat, choose lean types and moderate portions. Allowed meat and poultry includes chicken and turkey.

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Dairy & Eggs

Small amounts of dairy is OK. Avoid most cheeses, milk, and ice cream.

YogurtMost dairy products are indigestible for Type A’s. Small amounts of fermented dairy products are OK. Avoid most cheeses, cow milk, ice cream. Goat milk and cheese, chicken and duck eggs are allowed.

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Oils

olive-oilA tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil each day can be beneficial to your health and well-being.

Monounsaturated fatty acids may lower your total cholesterol, help normalize blood clotting, benefit insulin levels, and blood sugar control.

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Nuts & Seeds

AlmondsBest Protein for Blood Type A – Nuts and seeds contain good-quality protein and fats but should not replace high protein meats in your diet.

Nuts and seeds play a role in disease prevention by keeping you healthy as you age. They have an abundance of protein, fiber, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Nuts are high in essential amino acids and healthy fats. Eating one ounce of nuts daily can reduce your risk of heart disease.

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Legumes (Beans & Peas)

blood-type-a-TofuLegumes are a healthy substitute for animal protein.

Eat black, fava, green, and pinto beans, black-eyed peas, lentils, peanuts, and soy products as a substitute for animal protein. Tofu is an essential item. Avoid garbanzo, lima, navy, and red kidney beans.

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Grains

blood-type-a-soyGrains are an essential to a type A diet. Eat one or more servings daily along with alkaline foods to preserve acid/alkaline balance in muscles.

Grains are an essential to a type A diet. Eat one or more servings daily along with alkaline foods to preserve acid/alkaline balance in muscles. Oats, rice, rye, and soy are good choices.

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Vegetables

BroccoliEat vegetables raw or steamed for the best nutrients.

Vegetable fiber helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Broccoli and garlic are highly recommended for disease prevention benefits.

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Fruits

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

Blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, dried figs, grapefruit, lemons, pineapple, and prunes have the most disease-fighting potential. Avoid bananas, oranges, coconut.

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Herbs, Spices & Condiments

blood-type-a-turmeric-powderUse herbs and spices to enhance and balance the flavor of your dishes, as well as improve your digestive and immune systems.

The right combination of spices can be a powerful immune system booster. Soya-based flavorings are tremendously beneficial for type A’s. Use blackstrap, a good source of iron, rather than white sugar.

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Beverages

blood-type-drinking-waterOur health is truly dependent on the quality and quantity of the water we drink—Natural pure water is our best choice!

Water is your body’s principal chemical component. From nerve impulses that travel around the body, to the transport of oxygen and nutrients throughout the system, water plays an integral role. Water not only enables nutrition, but it also removes toxins.

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