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Monday, May 23, 2011

Eating for Blood Type AB

Brazil nuts highly recommended for blood types AB
A blood type (also called a blood group) is a classification of blood based on the presence or absence of inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs). These antigens may be proteins, carbohydrates, glycoproteins, or glycolipids, depending on the blood group system.

This is just a guide based on research on blood types and how the body thrives with certain types of foods.  Highly processed foods and sweetened foods are not included on this list, as they are not recommended to anyone in general. Humans thrive best on a diet that is made up of whole foods that the earth provides naturally.

Blood Type AB individuals are modern eaters. It is said a person of AB (whether negative or positive AB) is best with a mixed diet in moderation. 

Highly Recommended Foods
  • High protein foods, especially deep ocean fish and vegetables (kelp). 
  • Meat: Rabbit and lamb (1-3 times a week). 
  • Fish: Albacore Tuna, Cod, Grouper, Hake, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Monkfish, Ocean Perch, Pickerel, Pike, Porgy, Rainbow Trout, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Salmon, Sardine, Sea Trout, Shad and Sturgeon (3-5 times a week).
  • Poultry: Turkey (0-2 times a week).  
  • Oils: Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Coconut Oil (1 tablespoon 4-8 times a week) more if active. 
  • Nuts and seeds: Chestnuts, Peanuts, Walnuts, Almonds, Brazil, Cashew, Hickory, Litchi, Macadamia, Pignola (Pine) and Pistachios (2-5 times a week). 
  • Beans and legums: Navy, Pinto, Red, Broad, Cannellini, Copper, Green, Jicama, Northern, Snap, String, Tamarind, White; Lentils (Green, Domestic, Red) and All Peas (1 cup 2-3 times a week). 
  • Cereals: Millet, Oats, Rice, Spelt, Amaranth, Barley, Wheat (Bran, Cream of, Germ, Familia, Farina, Granola, Grape Nuts, Seven-Grain and Shredded (1 cup 2-3 times a week). 
  • Grains: Oats, Rice (Basmati, Brown, White, Wild Rice), Rye, Sprouted Wheat, Couscous, Barley, Bulgur Wheat, Durum Wheat, Gluten, Graham, Spelt, White, Whole Wheat (1 cup 3-4 times a week).   
  • Vegetables: Alfalfa Sprouts, Beets, Beet Leaves, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Collard Greens, Cucumber, Dandelion, Eggplant, Garlic, Kale, Mustard Greens, Parsley, Parsnips, Sweet Potatoes, Tempeh (Fermented Soy Products) and all Yams. Aside from AVOID list, all other vegies are OK for your blood type. Vegatables should be from local sources within your state (preferrably within your garden.)  (2 times per day)
  • Fruits: Berries (Goose, Logan), Cherries, Cranberries, Figs (Dried & Fresh), Grapes (Black, Concord, Green, Red), Grapefruit, Kiwi, Lemons, Pineapple and Plums (Dark, Green, Red). Aside from AVOID list, all other fruits are OK for your blood type. Vegatables should be from local sources within your state (preferrably within your garden.) All fruits should be from local sources within your state (preferrably within your garden.) (2 times per day)
  • Juices: Cherry (Black), Cranberry, Grape, Papaya, Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Apple, Apple Cider, Apricot, Grapefruit, Pineapple, Prune, Cucumber, Water with Lemon and all other BEST/OK fruits and vegetables listed above. Best to juice them at your house and drink them immediately (once per day). 
  • Spices: Curry, Garlic, Horseradish, Miso and Parsley. All Others are OK.  
  • Herbal Tea: Alfalfa, Burdock Root, Chamomile, Echinacea, Ginger, Ginseng, Green Tea, Hawthorn, Licorice Root, Rose Hips, Strawberry Leaf. All others OK, especially Dandelion 
  • Beverages: Coffee, Green tea, wine and water.  
  • Fermented soy (only GMF free) products like miso, tempeh, etc.

    Check out free RECIPES on The Earth Diet website incorporating these foods HERE:
 Recommended foods to AVOID
  • Meat: Beef, pork chicken.
  • Fish/Seafood: Anchovy, Barracuda, Beluga, Bluegill Bass, Eel, Flounder, Gray Sole, Haddock.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Filberts; Seeds: Poppy, Pumpkin, Sesame or Sunflower. 
  • Fats and Oils: Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil or Sunflower Oil.
  • Beans and legumes: Aduke, Azuki, Black, Fava, Garbanzo, Kidney or Lima beans. Black-Eyed Peas.  
  • Cereals: Buckwheat and corn. 
  • Vegetables: Artichoke (Domestic, Jerusalem), Avocado, Corn, Lima Beans, Mushrooms (Abalone, Shiitake), Olives (Black), Peppers (All), Radishes or Sprouts (Mung, Radish.) 
  • Fruits: Bananas, Coconuts, Guava.
  • Juices: Oranges.
  • Spices: Allspice, Almond Extract, Anise, Barley Malt, Capers, Cornstarch, Corn Syrup, Plain Gelatin, Pepper (Black, Cayenne, Peppercorn, Red Flakes, White), Tapioca or Vinegar (Apple Cider, Balsamic, Red Wine, White) NOTE: Use fresh squeezed lemon juice instead of vinegar. 
  • Herbal tea: Aloe, Coltsfoot, Corn Silk, Fenugreek, Gentian, Hops, Linden, Mullein, Red Clover, Rhubarb, Senna, Shepherd’s Purse or Skullcap.  
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  1. Thanks for posting this long, detailed list.
    I would like to know what's wrong with avocados? And just for the record, an avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable... ;) I am an AB and I have always eaten avocados and never noticed any adverse effects from them. People everywhere say they are so nutritious. I hope you can shed some light on the subject. Thanks.

  2. I'm so glad that I found this information. Thank you for sharing!!