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.
SUMMARY GUIDELINES FOR Blood Type “O”
• Thrive on lean meats and vegetables.
• Eat moderate (smaller) proportions.
• Avoid Always:
-Carbohydrates (breads and pastas),
-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 Concerns||Body 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
|Food||Most compatible with your type||Use 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, Venison||Chicken, 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|
|DAIRY & EGGS|
should be avoided. If ingested use an additional enzyme supplement with it. Rice may be used as an alternative.
|OILS & FATS|
use monounsaturated; extra virgin when possible; oil becomes saturated if used for frying (reaches 150+ degrees)
|Linseed (flaxseed), Olive||Canola, Cod Liver, Sesame||Corn, Peanut, Safflower|
|NUTS & SEEDS|
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|
|BEANS & LEGUMES|
if you get gas, you are enzyme deficient, lipase is recommended; many inhibit metabolism of nutrients
|Aduke, Azuki, Pinto, Blackeyed Pea||Black, 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 grains||Amaranth, 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|