In this edition of Bestonhealth newsletter we are telling you about the Blood group diet
Blood Group Diet
At first instance, the concept of eating according to a specific blood group appears very novel and amusing. This diet therapy is based on the recommendations of Dr. Peter J.D’ Adamo who believes that the blood type diet is the restoration of natural genetic rhythm. He further elaborates that blood type diet works because it is based on a cellular profile and genetic constitution which in turn are responsible for synergy with certain foods.
According to this theory all the food products can be divided into following three groups for all the blood groups (A, B, AB, O).
Highly beneficial – is a food that acts like a medicine
Neutral – is a food that acts like a food
Avoid – is a food that acts like poison
Following table will tell you about the food products which are beneficial, neutral and should be avoided depending on the blood group:
|Blood group||Food group||Highly beneficial||Neutral||Avoid|
|O||Meat poultry||Beef||Chicken||Ham, Bacon|
|Dairy products||—–||Butter||Buttermilk, cottage cheese|
|Oils and fats||Olive, Linseed||Canola, Sesame||Corn,Groundnut, Safflower|
|Beans/pulses||Black-eyed beans||Green peas, Chick peas||Kidney beans, Lentils, Soybeans|
|Cereals||—–||Barley, Rice bran, Rice puffed, Oatmeal||Cornflakes, Wheat bran|
|Vegetables||Okra, Onion, Spinach||Mushroom, Tomatoes||Cabbage, Cauliflower, Potatoes|
|Fruits||Figs, Plums, Prunes||Apple, Banana, Mango, Pear||Orange, Strawberry, Coconut|
|A||Meat poultry||—–||Chicken||Bacon, Mutton|
|Dairy products||Soya milk||Yogurt||Butter, Buttermilk|
|Oils and fats||Olive, Linseed||Rapeseed||Corn,Groundnut, Safflower|
|Beans/pulses||Lentils, Soya beans||Green peas||Chick peas, Kidney beans|
|Cereals||Amaranth, Buckwheat||Cornflakes, Oatmeal||Wheat bran, Wheat germ|
|Vegetables||Broccoli, Pumpkin, Spinach||Carrot, Cauliflower||Cabbage, Potato, Tomato|
|Fruits||Cherry, Pineapple, Prune, Plum||Apple, Date, Guava, Pomegranate||Banana, Coconut, Mango, Papaya|
|B||Meat poultry||Mutton||Beef||Chicken, Pork|
|Dairy products||Milk, Yogurt||Butter, Buttermilk||Ice-cream|
|Oils and fats||Olive||Linseed, Cod liver||Corn, Groundnut, Safflower|
|Beans/pulses||Kidney beans, Lima beans||Green peas||Chick peas, Lentils|
|Cereals||Oatmeal, Rice –puffed||—–||Cornflakes, Barley, Buckwheat, Wheat bran|
|Vegetables||Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrot||Cucumber, Spinach||Pumpkin, Tomato, Radish|
|Fruits||Banana, Papaya||Apple, Guava, Mango||Coconut, Pomegranate|
|AB||Meat poultry||Lamb, Mutton||——||Chicken, Bacon|
|Dairy products||Cottage cheese||Milk, Yogurt||Butter, Buttermilk, Ice-cream|
|Oils and fats||Olive||Rapeseed, Linseed||Corn, Sunflower, Safflower|
|Beans/pulses||Lentils, Soybean||Green peas||Chick peas, Kidney beans|
|Cereals||Oatmeal, Rice bran||Barley, Wheat bran||Buckwheat, Corn flakes|
|Vegetables||Cauliflower, Cucumber||Cabbage, Carrot, Potato||Radish, Pepper|
|Fruits||Cherry, Fig, Grapes||Apple, Date, Orange||Banana, Coconut, Mango, Guava|
One has to take the food items according to this table and should avoid the food items mentioned in the extreme right column.
- This diet plan is a definite advancement over one-diet-for-all concept of diet plans.
- This diet plan is able to explain that why similar weight loss diet plans does not produce same results in one and all.
- More research is needed on this concept because, at present, there are too many questions unanswered.
This diet plan is difficult to follow as it provides very less food choices (especially for vegetarians).