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Blood Group Foods: To Eat or Not to Eat? That is the Question!

by Dr Paul Park

One of the biggest decisions we make every day is to decide what to eat!

Most people want to eat healthily or decide to buy foods that are “good” for them. But how do we know exactly which foods are good for us as individuals? Humans can be categorised into many different groups: Gender, Ethnicity, Sexuality and Religion. Physiologically, one group brings us together in similarities, and that is our Blood Group or Type. 

There are 4 main blood sub-groups that any human falls under determined by the presences or absence of A and B antigens on the surface of the blood cells. It’s these sub-groups that physiologically defines us as different individuals. In this blog, I will be talking about the list of foods that people should eat or avoid eating based on their blood type, as created by naturopath Peter J. D’Adamo.

Type A

People with Type A have only the A antigen on the red cells with B antibody in the plasma. They make up about 38% of the Australian population. These people are more suited to a vegetarian diet that is fresh and organic because based on D’Adamo, people with Type A have a sensitive immune system and are predisposed to heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Beneficial Foods within Food Groups

Grains

Vegetable

Fruit

Dairy

Protein

Kasha

Essene bread

Ezekiel bread

Rice flour and Rice Cakes

Oat flour

Rye flour






Artichokes

Broccoli

Carrots

Chicory

Collard Greens

Garlic

Horseradish

Kale

Leek

Pumpkin

Spinach

Tofu

Apricots

Black and Blueberries

Boysenberries

Cherries

Cranberries

Figs

Grapefruit

Lemon

Pineapple

Plums

Prunes

Soya Cheese

Soy Milk











Cod

Black & Green Beans

Pinto Beans

Soya Beans

Peanuts

Pumpkin Seeds

Salmon

Snapper

Trouts

Perch


Foods to Avoid within Food Groups

Grains

Vegetable

Fruit

Dairy

Protein

Granola

Oat Bran

Wheat Bran

English Muffin

High Protein breads

White Flours











Cabbages

Eggplants

Peppers

Olives

Potatoes 

Tomatoes

Yams











Bananas

Coconuts

Melons & Honeydews

Mangoes

Oranges

Papayas

Strawberries

Tangerines









American Cheese

Blue Cheese

Brie Cheese

Buttermilk

Camembert

Cottage Cheese

Ice Creams











Most Meats (except Chicken and Turkey)

Anchovy

Catfish

Caviar

Clams

Crab

Lobster

Octopus

Oyster

Scallop

Shrimps 

Squids

Brazilian Nuts

Cashew

Pistachios

Type B

People with Type B have only the B antigen on the red cells with A antibody in the plasma. They make up about 10% of the Australian population. These people have a strong and healthy immune system and a tolerant digestive system; therefore, people with type B tend to resist or survive better from many severe chronic degenerative illness. However, that does not mean they can eat anything they want!

Beneficial Foods within Food Groups

Grains

Vegetable

Fruit

Dairy

Protein

Oat Bran

Rice Bran

Essene Bread

Ezekiel






Beets

Broccoli

Cabbages

Eggplants

Mushrooms

Peppers

Sweet Potatoes

Brussels Sprouts

Yams

Bananas

Cranberries

Grapes

Pineapples

Plums





Cottage Cheese

Feta

Goat Cheese

Mozzarella

Low-fat Milk

Yoghurts




Eggs

Cod

Halibut

Mackerel

Lamb

Mutton

Rabbit

Kidney Beans

Lima Beans

Foods to Avoid within Food Groups

Grains

Vegetable

Fruit

Dairy

Protein

Barley

Cornflakes

Rye

Wheat Brans

Multigrain Breads

Whole wheat Breads














Artichokes

Avocado

Corns

Olives

Tofu

Tomatoes















Coconuts

Pomegranates



















American Cheese

Blue Cheese

Ice Creams


















Bacon

Chicken

Duck

Ham

Pork

Anchovy

Clams

Crabs

Eel

Lobster

Mussels

Oysters

Octopus

Shrimp

Cashews

Pistachios

Peanuts 

Sesame Seeds

Black beans

Pinto beans

Type AB

People with Type AB have both the A and B antigen on the red cells, but neither A nor B antibody in the Plasma. Therefore, Type AB blood is an universal plasma donor. They make up about 3% of the Australian population which is the least out the blood groups. These people are a mix of Type A and B and are the most biologically complex. Also, they tend to have low stomach acid, so they should avoid high ph foods.

Beneficial Foods within Food Groups

Grains

Vegetable

Fruit

Dairy

Protein

Oat Bran

Rice Bran

Rye

Essene Bread

Ezekiel

Brown, White & Wild Rice






Beets

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Celery

Collard Greens

Cucumbers

Eggplants

Mushrooms

Sweet Potatoes

Tofu

Yams


Cherries

Cranberries

Figs

Grapes

Grapefruit

Pineapples

Plums






Cottage Cheese

Feta

Goat Cheese

Mozzarella

Ricotta

Yoghurts







Cod

Mackerel

Lamb

Mutton

Rabbit

Turkey

Chestnuts

Peanuts

Walnuts

Navy Beans

Pinto Beans

Soy Beans

Foods to Avoid within Food Groups

Grains

Vegetable

Fruit

Dairy

Protein

Buckwheat

Barley Flour



















Artichokes

Avocado

Corns


















Bananas

Coconuts

Mangoes

Pomegranates

















American Cheese

Blue Cheese

Buttermilk

Ice Creams

Whole Milk
















Bacon

Beef

Chicken

Duck

Ham

Pork

Anchovy

Clams

Crabs

Eel

Lobster

Octopus

Shrimp

Seabass

Poppy Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds 

Sesame Seeds

Sunflower Seeds

Black Beans

Kidney beans

Type O

People with Type O haves both the A and B antigen in the plasma but neither A nor B exists in red cells, which makes Type O (negative) blood an universal red cell donor. They make up about 49% of the Australian population which is the highest out the blood groups, but only 9% are negative. People with Type O blood are the best for intense physical activities so a high-protein diet is recommended for them.

Beneficial Foods within Food Groups

Grains

Vegetable

Fruit

Dairy

Protein

Essene Bread

Ezekiel














Artichokes

Broccoli

Collard Greens

Garlic

Horseradish

Kale

Leek

Pumpkin

Sweet Potatoes

Spinach






Figs

Plums

Prunes













NONE















Beef

Lamb

Veal

Cod

Halibut

Mackerel

Salmon

Sturgeon

Red Snapper

Perch

Walnuts

Pumpkin Seeds

Adzuki Beans

Pinto Beans

Black-Eyed Beans

Foods to Avoid within Food Groups

Grains

Vegetable

Fruit

Dairy

Protein

Cornflakes

Cornmeal

Oat Bran

Wheat Bran

Multigrain







Avocado

Cabbages

Corns

Cauliflower

Eggplants

Mushrooms

Greek & Spanish Olives

Red & White Potatoes


Blackberries

Coconuts

Melons

Oranges

Strawberries







American Cheese

Blue Cheese

Buttermilk

Camembert

Cottage Cheese

Ice Creams

Ricotta

Milk

Yoghurt



Bacon

Ham

Pork

Catfish

Octopus

Brazilian Nut

Cashew

Peanuts

Navy Beans

Kidney beans

Lentils

There are many more different kinds of foods around the world but I have just listed few common foods that can be easily found at your local grocery stores. Based on D’Adamo's research, individuals who followed his guidelines saw positive results within a matter of weeks, whether it was an increase in energy, weight loss, lessening of digestive issues or improvement of chronic conditions. 

Putting these lists aside, the main goal for all of us should be eating foods that provide enough vitamins and minerals for our body to stay healthy and active. If you have not seen any positive results from following other dietary guidelines, the Blood Type Food Guideline by Peter J. D’Adamo may be something you could try to find out if this way of eating gets the results you're after.