Does blood type matter?
My vegbutglutenfree website provides links to all the blood type resources, including the more comprehensive lists of all type foods to get started. The article about lectins provides the scientific background that supports the necessity for considering your blood type.
Go to the home page: vegbutglutenfree.simple site.com
Read the article on How Lectins Make us Sick?
My experience with D’Adamo’s blood type diet stretches over a span of two decades. The reason for writing the book Healthy Happy Eating is to make life easier for people. Forget the diets and rather eat what really suits you. The guidelines can be applied to any diet you choose to undertake, but will suggest food to suit your blood type that does not contain any disruptive lectins. This helps to make all diets more effective. If you would like your own copies of the books they can be ordered from TAKEALOT.com
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Free resources to help you get started
List of food that suits all blood types http://naturefresh.co.za/
Colour charts with each blood type http://naturefresh.co.za/
More of my articles on blood type
Food for all blood types
For all blood types. These food do not contain any specific lectins that interfere with the blood types. But even so, people may have an aversion to eggs, the casein in milk or they may be vegan by choice.
VEGETABLES include broccoli, spinach, green peas and beans, onions, carrots, butternuts, courgettes
(zucchini) and squashes.
GRAINS like rice and quinoa
FRUIT especially pineapples, lemons, grapefruit, grapes, blueberries, strawberries and granny smith apples. Other fruits can be more blood type specific, but very sweet fruit is not good for O non secretors.
DAIRY products are best suited to Blood type B but goat’s milk products and mozzarella cheese suit all blood types as do fermented natural cheeses such as Feta and farmers cheese in limited amounts.
EGGS suit all, but some people may be allergic to the yolk or the egg white.
FISH best all rounders are salmon and pilchards
MEAT is more specific but turkey and mutton suit all blood types.
2 x 30 cm courgettes per person.
Remove the tops and tails and slice into ribbons, using a potato peeler. Place it in a soup bowl, add a few blobs of butter, salt and white pepper. Cover the dish and microwave on full for 3 minutes. Enjoy with grated cheese or a sauce of your choice.
ONE DISH: QUICK AND EASY MEAL for 4
This dish tastes similar to risotto, but normal rice is cheaper and easier to use for a big family.
1 cup of rice, 1/2 cup quinoa. Fry in a deep pan with a little rice bran oil and 1 onion, peeled and coarsely chopped. Add 3 cups of cold water, salt and a stock cube. Add chunks of peeled carrots and 2 – 4 eggs.
Turn the heat down to low and cover pan with a tight fitting lid. A few minutes later add sliced green beans and a handful of frozen peas. Stir in a glass of white wine or a splash of beer. Cover again and allow to simmer for 15 minutes then switch off and allow it to rest.. Remove the eggs. Peel them, cut into half and serve on top of each dish with a blob of mayonnaise. Just before serving, stir in some coarsely chopped baby spinach with two tablespoons of olive oil and 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Garnish with chopped parsley. More grated cheese can be served separately.
This dish is suitable for vegetarians. Meat portions could include sausages, meat balls, fried turkey, etc.
HOT PINEAPPLE AND GINGER
This combination is very good for digestion and ginger is a powerful anticoagulant, in other words it prevents blood from clotting.
Fry finely shredded fresh ginger in a little butter with brown sugar and add thin slivers of pineapple. Turn down the heat and allow them to caramelize. Then add a little brandy. Serve hot or cold in wine glasses with crushed walnuts. Add a topping of cream or an alternative best suited to your blood type. With these choices, a small amount of cream or milk occasionally is permissible. For instance, even if dairy only suits blood type B, we can all have a splash of milk in our tea.