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Blood Type O Diet: What to Eat and What to Avoid

The type O blood group diet is characterized by being rich in proteins, especially red meat, since inadequate protein intake could interfere with the ability to metabolize fats, causing diabetes and cardiovascular alterations. In addition, it is recommended to avoid the consumption of milk and dairy products, as they can cause unintentional weight gain, inflammation and fatigue.

It is important to mention that this diet was created by naturopathic physician Peter d'Adamo and is based on the fact that a person's blood type could have a strong influence on the body, promoting well-being, weight reduction and strengthening health through of changing eating habits.

However, the blood group diet has no scientific proof and, therefore, it is recommended to consult a nutritionist or health professional for better guidance, especially in cases where the person has a specific disease.

-Beneficial foods

Foods with benefits that should be incorporated into the diet for people with blood type O are:

-Meat: beef, calf, venison, liver, lamb, sheep, buffalo and beef heart;

-Fish: cod, perch, swordfish, sole;

-Olive and flaxseed oils;

-Dried fruits: walnuts, flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds;

-Seeds: sunflower, pumpkin and sesame;

-Legumes: black beans;

-Vegetables: seaweed, onion (all types), chicory, dandelion, spinach, beetroot, pumpkin, chard, artichoke, sweet potato, broccoli, endive, okra and turnip;

-Fruits: black or red plums, bananas, blackberries, red cherry, fresh or dehydrated figs, raspberry, guava and mango;

-Seasonings and natural herbs: parsley, saffron, curry, cayenne pepper, carob;

-Others: green tea.

People with blood group type O secrete a lot of gastric juice in the stomach and, therefore, are easier to digest all types of meat. In addition, this type of protein increases the mass of active tissues, facilitating fat burning. It is important to choose high quality proteins, free from chemicals or pesticides and low in fat.

In the case of fish, one should avoid frozen, as it contains polyamines, which is a type of protein that can be harmful to people of blood type O.

-Neutral food

There are some foods that do not cause or cure disease and that for people of blood type O are:

-Meat: ostrich, horse, rabbit, chicken, duck, turkey, pigeon, pheasant and goat;

-Fish and seafood: tuna, dogfish, carp, mackerel, trout, mussel, shrimp, crab, oyster, lobster and sardines;

-Almond oil , canola, cod liver, sesame, walnuts;

-Dried fruits such as almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia, almond cream, sesame seeds and cream and pine nuts;

-Carbohydrates such as amaranth, rice (of any type), oats, creamed rice, rice flour, oats, rye flour, rye bread, quinoa, buckwheat, tapioca and gluten-free bread;

-Vegetables : red beans, soybeans, green beans, peas and chickpeas;

-Vegetables such as zucchini, celery, watercress, lettuce (of any type), green olives, garlic, asparagus, eggplant, beetroot, chives, carrots, sauerkraut, cilantro, mushrooms in general, Brussels sprouts, peas, ginger, pumpkin, yam , radish, peppers, cabbage, arugula, tomatoes and fennel;

-Fruits such as pineapple, persimmon, peach, raspberry, lemon, apple, papaya, watermelon, melon, strawberry, pear, pomegranate, raisin, grapes and dates;

-Seasonings and natural herbs such as turmeric, rosemary, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper powder, coriander, cloves, green anise, stevia, tarragon, spearmint, peppermint, brewer's yeast, bay leaf, basil, mustard, oregano , paprika, sea salt, sage and thyme.

In addition to these, other neutral foods are red wine and white wine, chicken egg, butter, mozzarella cheese, duck egg, goat cheese and feta cheese.

-Foods to avoid

The prohibited foods in the Blood Type O diet are:

-Meat: bacon, ham, quail and turtle meat;

-Fish and seafood: catfish, barracuda, squid, octopus, frog;

-Milk and dairy products: sour cream, brie cheese, blue cheese, camembert, casein, yogurt, kefir, edam, emmental, gouda, gruyere, Swiss cheese, parmesan, provolone, ricotta, cottage, ice cream, cottage cheese, cheddar, goat milk , whey and margarine;

-Legumes: white beans and lentils;

-Dried fruits: Brazil nuts, peanuts, Brazil nuts, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, pistachios;

-Carbohydrates: wheat flour, wheat bran, barley, tripe germ, gluten, malt, corn, wheat semolina, corn starch and white bread;

-Vegetables: leeks, aloe, alfalfa, cucumber, pickles, rhubarb, capers and potatoes;

-Fruits: avocado, black cherry, kiwi, orange, coconut, melon and tangerine;

-Oil coconut, peanut, cotton, sunflower, corn, castor, soybean, and evening primrose oil;

-Beverages: coffee, black tea, beer, soft drinks and spirits;

-Others: quail egg, salmon roe, black olive, coconut milk, aspartame, dextrose, fructose, monosodium glutamate, guar gum, guarana, ketchup, maltodextrin, black and white pepper, vinegar (any type), corn syrup and nutmeg.

Avoiding these foods helps fight inflammation, fluid retention, bloating, and body fat accumulation, improving metabolism and overall health.

(Reference - https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319303#foods-to-avoid)

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