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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Eating for Blood Type O

Walnuts: the best nut for blood type O's

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 O individuals are hunters and meat eaters. It is said a person of O blood is best with a protein based  diet. Blood type O is the most common blood type amongst humans.

Highly Recommended Foods
Cayene Pepper a recommended spice for blood type O's
  • High protein foods...
  • Lean Red Organic Meats (4-6 times a week). 
  • Fish: Bluefish, Cod, Hake, Halibut, Herring, Mackerel, Pike, Rainbow Trout, Red Snapper, Salmon, Sardine, Shad, Snapper, Sole, Striped Bass, Sturgeon, Swordfish, Tilefish, White Perch, Whitefish, Yellow Perch, Yellowtail and Squid (3-5 times a week).
  • Poultry: ALL. (2-3 times a week). 
  • Eggs must be organic and free range (3-4 times a week)
  • Oils: Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Coconut Oil (1 tablespoon 4-8 times a week) more if active. 
  • Nuts and seeds: Pumpkin seeds and walnuts (2-5 times a week). 
  • Beans and legums: Aduke, Azuki and Pinto beans. Black-Eyed peas (1 cup 2-3 times a week). 
  • Cereals: Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Kamut, Kasha, Millet (Puffed), Rice (Cream of Rice, Rice Bran, Puffed Rice) and Spelt (1 cup 2-3 times a week). 
  • Grains: Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Kasha, Quinoa, Rye, Spelt, Barley, Spelt and Rice (Basmati, Brown, White, Wild, etc.) Artichoke Pasta (0-3 times a week). 
  • Vegetables: Artichoke (Domestic, Jerusalem), Beet Leaves, Broccoli, Chicory, Collard Greens, Dandelion, Escarole, Garlic, Horseradish, Kale, Kelp/Seaweed (All Types), Kohlrabi, Leek, Lettuce (Romaine), Okra, Onions (Red, Spanish, Yellow), Parsley, Parsnips, Pumpkin, Red Peppers, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Turnips.(3-5 times per day)
  • Fruits: Figs (Dried or Fresh), Plums (Dark, Green, Red) and Prunes (3-4 times per day)
  • Juices: Black Cherry, Pineapple, Prune, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber (once per day). 
  • Spices: Carob, Curry, Kelp (Dulse, Bladder Wrack, etc.), Parsley, Cayenne Pepper, Salt (Sun or Air Dried Earth or Sea Salt) and Turmeric.    
  • Herbal Tea: Cayenne, Chickweed, Dandelion, Fenugreek, Ginger, Hops, Linden, Mulberry, Parsley, Peppermint, Rose Hips, Sarsaparilla and Slippery Elm. 

    Check out free RECIPES on The Earth Diet website incorporating these foods HERE:
 Recommended foods to AVOID
  • Meat: pork,
  • Fish/Seafood: Barracuda, Catfish, Caviar, Lox (Smoked/Cured Salmon, Octopus or Pickled Herring  
  • Nuts and Seeds: Brazil, Cashew, Litchi, Peanuts, Pistachios or Poppy Seeds.    
  • Fats and Oils: Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Peanut Oil ir Safflower Oil.  
  • Beans and legumes: Copper, Kidney, Navy or Tamarind beans. Lentils.   
  • Cereals: Corn, Oats, or Wheat or products made with them.  
  • Vegetables: Avocado, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage (Chinese, Red, White), Cauliflower, Corn (White, Yellow), Eggplant, Mushroom (Domestic, Shiitake), Mustard Greens, Olives (Black, Greek, Spanish), Potatoes (Red, White) or Alfalfa Sprouts.    
  • Fruits: Blackberries, Coconuts, Melon (Cantaloupe, Honeydew), Oranges, Plantains, Rhubarb, Strawberries or Tangerines.   
  • Juices: Oranges and cabbage.
  • Spices: Capers, Cinnamon, Cornstarch, Corn Syrup, Nutmeg, Pepper (Black Ground, White), Vanilla, Vinegar (Apple Cider, Balsamic, Red Wine, White, etc. NOTE: Use fresh squeezed lemon juice instead if vinegar.   
  • Herbal tea: Alfalfa, Aloe, Burdock, Coltsfoot, Corn Silk, Echinacea, Gentian, Goldenseal, Red Clover, Rhubarb, Saint John’s Wort, Senna, Shepherd’s Purse, Strawberry Leaf ir Yellow Dock.     
Recommended exercise:


  1. Nice blog, but I was told Coconut and coconut oil are not recommended for people with type O blood because they can have a bad reaction to substances found in coconut. Any thoughts?

    1. Yes your right coconut is a no no oil flesh and so on.

  2. Poultry is NOT considered a food beneficial to blood type O's. It is a neutral food for blood type O.

  3. I see you recommended coconut oil. I assumed that because O's shouldn't eat coconuts, this also applied to coconut oil. Not true? I didn't think eggs were "allowed" either. Thanks.

  4. Okay I know stuff, no coconut oil is NO GOOD for us O's. Also Soy is terrible for anyone has estrogens bad ones too.

    Eggs are OK unless you are of African American descent you should avoid dairy and eggs altogether.

    We can have "white" kidney beans though aka cannelloni beans. No red kidney beans.

    Cucumber is also on void list, I don't know where they are getting these well known blood type O no-no's from.

    It's not recommended we take any indulgent portion of any grains or wheat especially. The phytic acid present in them and legumes make for a lot of body cleansing. not lectins just acidity build up.
    Essene bread or something like that, don't trust anything no matter how organic this or gluten free that we're just having a time fighting grains in general.

  5. I think chicken eggs are allowed but not the eggs of ducks and quails. Liana Werner-Gray could you please confirm that coconut extra virgin oil is beneficial for blood type o?

    1. Hi! There is a lot of mixed information out there about whether coconut oil is good for O types or not. Some say it is a disaster, others say it is fine. My intuition is telling me that coconut oil is not the greatest for blood type O's, since if we study back about how eating for blood types even came about, it was from our ancestors, so for example asians who naturally grew rice and plants are typically blood type A and thrive from a plant based diet. Many blood type O's came from cold places where they needed a lot of meat and protein to survive. Coconut's obviously thrive and grow in warm places, where blood type A's are most likely to be found. If we trust our intuition our body will always tell us whether something is good for us or not. Obviously coconut oil is better for a blood type O than using gmo canola oil! ;)

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