Recommended Foods for Blood Type O

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-bassMake seafood a major component of the Type O diet.

Seafood, the second most concentrated animal protein, is best suited for type O’s. Fish is packed with protein, vitamins, and nutrients that can lower blood pressure and help reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Many sea foods are excellent sources of iodine, which regulates thyroid function. Unstable thyroid function causes metabolic problems and weight gain.

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Meat & Poultry

blood-type-o-lamb-shopsType O’s high stomach acid allows efficient meat digestion

High stomach acid content enables type O’s to efficiently digest meats. However, be careful to balance meat protein with the proper vegetables and fruits to avoid over-acidification, which can cause irritation of the stomach lining and ulcers. Eat lean meat as organic as possible.

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Dairy & Eggs

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

YogurtIndividuals of African descent should avoid because of lactose intolerance. Other type O’s may eat an occasional egg and small amounts of dairy, but it is generally a poor protein source for type O’s. Instead, use non-dairy milk alternatives, including soy, rice, and almond milks. Soya milk and cheese are excellent high-protein alternatives for type O’s.

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Oils

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

In addition to bolstering the immune system and helping to protect against viruses, olive oil has been found to be effective in fighting against cancer, heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis.

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Nuts & Seeds

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

Rich in energy, protein, packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, they should be eaten selectively because they are high in calories. Raw is best, not salted or/and roasted. Chew very well. If you are trying to lose weight, reduce your intake of nuts and seeds.

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Legumes (Beans & Peas)

greenpeasLegumes are not an important part of any type O diet.

Eat dried beans in moderation, as an occasional side dish. If you get gas, you are enzyme deficient; lipase is recommended.

Azuki beans are a good source of minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and folic acid.

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Grains

Wheat products are a primary factor in type O weight gain.

Type O’s are not genetically equipped to handle grains and do not tolerate wheat products, which contain lectins that react with the blood and the digestive tract and interfere with the proper absorption of beneficial nutrients. Wheat products are a primary factor in type O weight gain. Eliminate them completely from the diet. Glutens in wheat germ interfere with type O metabolic processes. Inefficient metabolism causes food to convert more slowly to energy and store itself as fat.

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Vegetables

BroccoliEat vegetables raw or steamed for the best nutrients.

Vegetables, sprouts, organic soy products (natto, miso, tempeh), and fresh herbs are best for you if they are fresh. For maximum health benefits, use organic, non-GMO vegetables, whenever possible. Vegetables are low in fat but contain good amounts of vitamins and minerals. All green-yellow-orange vegetables are rich sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, beta-carotene, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, and vitamin A.

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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.

Fruits 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!

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Herbs, Spices & Condiments

Use herbs and spices to enhance and balance the flavor of your dishes, as well as improve your digestive and immune systems.

Kelp-based seasonings are rich sources of iodine, a key to regulating the thyroid and metabolism. Kelp bladderwrack counters the hyperacidity of type O’s digestive tract, reducing the potential for ulcers. The abundant fucose in kelp protects the intestinal lining of the type O’s stomach from adherence of ulcer-causing bacteria.

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Beverages

Our 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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Source: Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s Eat Right For Your Type