Blood Type O Diet

The following diet is a recommendation for maintenance of health and prevention of disease. This dietary/lifestyle recommendation was created by Dr. Reuben T. De Haan. This information is a combination of Dr. De Haan’s research and Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s information in Eat Right For Your Type.


•  Thrive on lean meats and vegetables.
•  Eat moderate (smaller) proportions.
•  Avoid Always:
-Carbohydrates (breads and pastas),
-Refined Sugars,
-ALL Dairy,
-Grains (primarily wheat and corn, which inhibit insulin metabolism).
•  Requires efficient metabolism to stay lean and energetic. Avoid Grains, breads, legumes, beans, nuts, but especially gluten (found in wheat) to ensure weight loss.

Typical Health ConcernsBody Type Description
• Low energy/fatigue.
• Severe adrenal weakness causes thyroid weakness (adrenal is cause).
• Tend toward high blood pressure.
• Tend toward high cholesterol.
• High levels of stomach acid, creates tendencies toward ulcers.
• Constipation and bowel problems.
• Thin blood (possible clotting problems).
• Very strong physically.
• Trouble with weight gain.
• Oriented toward physical activities.
• Crave meat and potato diet.
• Don’t tend to express deep feelings.
• Very strong in his/her convictions.
• May be quick to anger (liver weak).
• Hard worker – driver.
• May be very tired if adrenals are exhausted, this causes thyroid weakness.
• Believe they do better with coffee/caffeine.

Blood Type “O” Diet

FoodMost compatible with your typeUse Moderately- 1 or 2 times @ week Avoid Always -ALLERGIES- harmful

use no more than 4-6 ounces at one meal; bake, broil or poach; excess meat creates autotoxins and over-acidity in the body
Bluefish, Cod, Hake, Halibut, Herring, Mackerel, Pike, Rainbow Trout, Red Snapper, Salmon, Sardine, Shad, Snapper, Sole, Stripped Bass, Sturgeon, Swordfish, Tilefish, White Perch, Whitefish, Yellow Perch, Yellowtail, Beef, Buffalo, Lamb, Mutton, Veal, VenisonChicken, Cornish Hen, Duck, Partridge, Pheasant, Rabbit, Turkey, Quail, Abalone, Albacore (tuna), Anchovy, Beluga, Bluegill Bass, Carp, Clam, Crab, Crayfish, Eel, Flounder, Frog, Gray Sole, Grouper, Haddock, Lobster, Mahimahi,
Monkfish, Mussels, Ocean Perch, Oysters, Oysters, Pickerel, Porgy, Sailfish, Scallop, Sea Bass, Sea Trout, Shark, Shrimp, Silver Perch, Smelt, Snail, Squid (calamari) Turtle, Weakfish
Pork, Ham, Bacon, All pig derived foods, Goose, Barracuda, Catfish, Caviar, Conch, Herring, Lox, Octopus

should be avoided. If ingested use an additional enzyme supplement with it. Rice may be used as an alternative.

use monounsaturated; extra virgin when possible; oil becomes saturated if used for frying (reaches 150+ degrees)
Linseed (flaxseed), Olive Canola, Cod Liver, SesameCorn, Peanut, Safflower

raw is best, not salted and roasted; chew very wel
Pumpkin, Walnuts Almonds, Chestnuts, Filbert, Hickory, Macadamia, Pecans, Pignola (pine), Sesame, sunflower Brazil, Cashew, Litchi, Peanuts, Pistachio, Poppy Seed

if you get gas, you are enzyme deficient, lipase is recommended; many inhibit metabolism of nutrients
Aduke, Azuki, Pinto, Blackeyed PeaBlack, Broad, Cannellini, Fava, Garbanzo, Green, Jicama, Lima, Northern, , Red, Red Soy, Snap, Green Pea, Pod Pea Copper, Kidney, Navy, Tamarind, Domestic, Green, Red
CEAREALS, GRAINS, BREADS & PASTA Essene Bread, Ezekiel Bread Not many- Adrenal Types do not do well with grainsAmaranth, Artichoke, Barley, Buckwheat, Kamur, Kahsa, Millet, Rice (all), Quinoa, Rye, Soy, Spelt, Wasa Bulgur, Corn, Familia, Farina, Gluten, Graham, Matzos, Oat, Pumpernickle, Soba, Semolina, Spinach, Sprouts, Wheat, White Flour

fresh from an organic market is best, fresh from the market is second choice, then frozen, then canned
Artichoke, Beet, Broccoli, Chicory, Collard, Dandelion, Escarole, Garlic, Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Lettuce (romain), Okra, Onions (red, spanish, yellow), Parsley, Parsnips, Pepper (red), Potato (sweet), Pumpkin, Seaweed, Swiss Chard, Turnips Arugula, Asparagus, Bamboo Shoots, Beets, Bok Choy, Craway, Carrot, Celery, Chervil, Coriander, Cucumber, Daikon, Dill, Endive, Fennel, Ginger, Lettuce (bibb, boston, iceberg, mesclun), Lima Bean, Mushroom (abalone, enoki, portobello, tree oyster), Olives (green), Onions (green), Peppers (green, jalapeno, yellow), Radicchio, Radishes, Rappini, Rutabaga, Scallion, Shallots, Snow Peas, Sprouts (mung, radish), Squash, Tempeh, Tomato, Water Chestnut, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini Avocado, Cabbage (chinese, red, white), Cauliflower, Corn, Eggplant, Mushroom (domestic, shiitake), Mustard Greens,
Olive (black, greek, spanish), Potato (red, white), Sprouts (alfalfa, brussels)

eat alone; 1 hour separate from any other foods
Figs (dried, fresh), Plums (dark, green), Prunes, Cherry (juice) Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cherries, Cranberries, Current (black, red), Dates, Elderberries, Gooseberries, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Kiwi, Kumquat, Lemons, Limes, Loganberries, Mangoes, Melon (canang, casaba, crenshaw, christmas, musk, spanish, watermelon), Nectarines, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, Pineapples, Pomegranates, Prickly Pear, Raisins, Raspberry, Starfruit Blackberry, Coconut, Cantalope, Honeydew, Orange, Plantain, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Tangerine
SPICES & OTHER Carob, Cayenne Pepper, Curry, Dulse, Kelp, Parsley, Turmeric
Vigorous & Intense Physical
Exercise- lack of it may cause depression and or moodiness.
All spices not listed in right column Jam/Jelly (from acceptable fruits), Mayonnaise, Mustard, Worcestershire, Beer, Wine Capers, Cinnamon, Cornstarch, Corn Syrup, Nutmeg, Pepper, Vanilla, Vinegar, Ketchup, Pickled (all), Coffee, Liquor, Soda, Tea

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