Blood Type Diet Chart – Type A

By: Michael Lam, MD, MPH


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Your Blood Type Diet Chart

Your blood type diet chart and vegetables.Your blood type has an enormous effect on your body’s physiology. Different blood types handle nutrients in food in very different ways. Those with Type A blood often have greater difficulty digesting meat. When meat makes up a large part of the diet the body is put under more significant stress. To avoid this, a vegetarian diet can be greatly beneficial if you have Type A blood.

However, a proper vegetarian diet with the optimal spread of nutrients, minerals, and proteins can be tricky. Knowing which foods to avoid and which are the most beneficial is key to getting started on a diet most suited to your physiology. The chart below outlines many key foods that are most beneficial, some that are reasonably well tolerated, and those that should be completely avoided.

Blood Type Diet Chart – Blood Type A
Characteristics of Type A
Best on Vegetarian Diet

Type of Food Most Beneficial Food Allowed Food Not Allowed
Meats and Poultry Chicken, cornish hens, turkey Beef, pork, lamb, veal, venison, duck, goose (Type As should eliminate all meats from their diet.)
Seafood Carp, cod, grouper, mackerel, monkfish, pickerel, red snapper, rainbow trout, salmon, sardine, sea trout, silver perch, snail, whitefish, yellow perch All kinds except those listed as not allowed Anchovy, barracuda, beluga, bluefish, bluegill bass, catfish, caviar, clam, conch, crab, crayfish, eel, flounder, frog, gray sole, haddock, hake, halibut, herring, lobster, lox, mussels, octopus, oysters, scallop, shad, shrimp, sole, squid, striped bass, tilefish, turtle
Dairy Yogurt, mozzarella, feta, goat cheese, goat milk, kefir, ricotta, string cheese All other cheeses and milk (Most dairy products are not digestible for Type As)
Fats Flaxseed oil, Olive oil Canola oil, cod liver oil Oil of corn, cottonseed, peanut, safflower and sesame
Nuts Peanuts, pumpkin seeds, walnuts All kinds except those listed as not allowed Brazil nuts, cashews, pistachios
Beans Beans (aduke, azuki, black, green, pinto, red soy), lentils and black-eyed peas (Type As thrive on the vegetable proteins found in beans and legumes) All kinds except those listed as not allowed Beans – copper, garbanzo, kidney, lima, navy, red, tamarind (These beans can cause a decrease in insulin production for Type As.)
Grains Amaranth, buckwheat (Type As generally do well on cereals and grains. Select the more concentrated whole grains instead of instant and processed cereals.) Cream of wheat, familia, farina, granola, grape nuts, wheat germ, seven grain, shredded wheat, wheat bran, durum wheat
Bread and Noodles Bread (essene, Ezekiel, soya flour, sprouted wheat), rice cakes, flour (oat, rice, rye), soba noodles, pasta (artichoke) (Type As have a wonderful selection and choices in grains and pastas) All kinds except those listed as not allowed English muffins, bread (high-protein whole wheat, multi-grain), matzos, pumpernickel, wheat bran muffins, flour (white, whole wheat), pasta (semolina, spinach)
Vegetables Garlic, onions, broccoli, carrots, collard greens, kale, pumpkin, spinach (These vegetables enhance the immune system of Type As)

Artichoke, chicory, greens (dandelion, swiss chard), horseradish, leek, romaine, okra, parsley, alfalfa sprouts, tempeh, tofu, turnip (Vegetables are vital to the Type A diet, providing minerals, enzymes and antioxidants. Eat vegetables in as natural a state as possible (raw or steamed) to preserve their full benefits)

All kinds except those listed as not allowed Peppers, olives, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, all kinds of cabbage, tomatoes, eggplant, mushroom (Type As are very sensitive to these vegetables. They have a strong deleterious effect on the Type A digestive tract.)

Rhubarb (It is stomach irritant for Type As, and it also interferes with the absorption of minerals.)

Fruits Berries (blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cranberries), plums, prunes, figs (Most fruits are allowed for Type As, although try to emphasize more alkaline fruits can help to balance the grains that are acid forming in Type As muscle tissues)

Pineapples, cherries, apricots (The digestive enzyme in this fruit is an excellent digestive aid for Type As)

Grapefruit, Lemon (These fruits exhibit alkaline tendencies after digestion which has a positive effects on the Type A stomach)

All kinds except those listed as not allowed Melons, cantaloupe, honeydew (High mold counts of these fruits make it hard for Type As to digest)

Mangoes, papaya, bananas, coconuts (Type As don’t do well on these fruits)

Orange, tangerines (These fruits are stomach irritant for Type As, and they also interfere with the absorption of minerals.)

Spices Tamari, miso, soysauce, garlic, ginger (The right combination of spices can be powerful immune-system boosters for Type As)

Blackstrap molasses (Good source of iron, a mineral that is lacking in the Type A Diet)

Vinegar, pepper (black, cayenne, white), capers, plain gelatin, wintergreen (Avoid these because the acids tend to cause stomach lining irritation)
Condiments Ketchup, mayonnaise, pickles, relish, worcestershire sauce (These products should be avoided because Type As have low levels of stomach acid)
Beverages Hawthorn, aloe, alfalfa, burdock, echinacea, green tea, red wine (1 glass / day) (These beverages help to improve the immune systems for Type As)

Ginger, slippery elm, coffee (1 cup / day) (These beverages help Type As to increase their stomach-acid secretions)

Beer, distilled liquor, seltzer water, soda, black tea (These don’t suit the digestive system of Type As, nor do they support the immune system)

blood type diet chart

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167 Comments

  • Lisa says:

    Why does the free cookbook contain recipe after recipe of foods your chart said A’s shouldn’t eat? Do you have a cookbook for A’s?

  • Cheryl says:

    Hi,
    I have been put on a paleo diet to lose weight.I am A blood group. This diet includes eating coconut yoghurt, coconut nutlex, cooking with coconut oil, sweet pototoes, ghee, raw butter, brown rice, oats for porridge, olives, honey. I also eat a raw nut granola mix with Maple syrup and coconut oil over with spices on. Can you advise if this is detrimental and would that be why I am putting on weight not losing it?

  • sadiq says:

    hi Dr. Lam,
    I didn’t see a mention of Corn, cucumber, apple and chocolate. Are they beneficial for Type As? Also, can soy milk be used in place of milk in coffee and other cereals?
    Thank you.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For blood type A – corn, cucumber, apple, chocolate are neutral.
      You can use soy milk or almond milk for you coffee or cereals.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Christine says:

    I don’t see a mention of eggs or Avocados for type A diet?
    I took all meats out of my diet and I am already feeling the difference….

  • Andre de Muinck says:

    I can get Ezekiel Bread here, but also sprouted multi-grain bread by Alvarado Street Bakery. I see multi grain bread should be avoided by blood type A people. Is it OK to consume the sprouted version?

  • Jad says:

    Hi Dr.Lam
    My question is that you said most beneficial at the beverages part is to have 1 cup of red wine per day , but I’m 13 years old so what should I do. Have a half cup of red wine?
    Thanks

  • Pam Tarangelo says:

    I have Blood Type A. I usually drink reverse osmosis water with Braggs Apple cider vinegar and fresh squeezed organic lemon juice as the primary beverage for my day. I see on the Type A list that I should not have vinegar. I thought the Apple Cider Vinegar was really good for everyone. Should I stop adding the ACV to my water?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You asked a very good question. Blood Type Diet is based on how the protein in the food called lectin affects blood agglutination.The blood type diet is fitting for most of the people. Due to tremendous variation in individual constitution, there is no guaranteed success with it. If you would like to follow the blood type diet, I would recommend that you follow it vigorously for 3 months, even though you don’t see much harm or benefit in certain food. After 3 months, if you see no improvements in your health, then you can deviate and use the blood type diet as a general guideline and not overeat the foods that should be avoided for your Blood Type, but take them with care and in small amounts.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Jeni says:

    Could you tell me if Coconut oil is an acceptable fat/oil for a blood type A’s?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Unfortunately coconut oil is not allowed in all blood type.
      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

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  • Richard K M says:

    I live in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa. Plenty of fruits here, though some are not there, like those that don’t thrive in tropics. Bananas is a favourite here and we have very many varieties, I need to be sure that all are AVOID for me (I am blood group A). The blood group diet also leaves me with almost no staple food, except rice. I need help here. All the staples in my place/culture are an AVOID in this diet. All potatoes, yams, cassava(yucca), bananas, corn(maize), dairy and meats are an AVOID. We don’t have seafoods, we are a landlocked country, we have plenty of fresh water fish (tilapia, nile perch, lungfish, etc). Please advise. We need this to address the African situation. Nobody makes Essene/manna bread here! white bread and whole bread is plenty.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      This diet is based on a certain protein found in all foods call lectin, and how this lectin reacts to the blood that is specific for each blood type. You may find more information in Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s book on Eat Right For Your Blood Type.

      FCorn is neutral out of the list of food you listed. Avoid yucca, bananas, dairy, meat. Chicken and Turkey you can have occasionally. Perch is allowed, I don’t have information on tilapia, and lungfish.

      Blood Type Diet is based on how the protein in the food called lectin affects blood agglutination.The blood type diet is fitting for most of the people. Due to tremendous variation in an individual constitution, there is no guaranteed success with it. If you would like to follow the blood type diet, I would recommend that you follow it vigorously for 3 months, even though you don’t see much harm or benefit in certain food. After 3 months, if you see no improvements in your health, then you can deviate and use the blood type diet as a general guideline and not overeat the foods that should be avoided for your Blood Type, but take them with care and in small amounts.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Robert says:

    what about people with diverticulitis? lots a things allowed can’t be eaten because of this. any suggestions?

  • Winnie W. says:

    I know walnuts is a powerful immune booster for Type A and Type AB (I saw it in Type AB page. However, walnuts is missing from the most beneficial list aboved. Please kindly advise.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Thank you for pointing this out, walnuts are beneficial for all blood types.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Caroline says:

    Hello, I’m rather shocked to read coconut oil is to be avoid by ALL blood types, when there are so many studies proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Why is it so bad for blood type A’s in particular, and can we tolerate it in moderation? Also, what oils would you recommend for roasting vegetables/chicken etc? I always used to cook/fry with olive oil until i read it produces toxic chemicals when heated. Is this try? In the absence of coconut and olive oil, what alternative do you recommend? Maybe an organic ghee?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You are right in the beneficial of coconut oil. Blood Type Diet is based on how the protein in the food called lectin affects blood agglutination. The diet is founded by Dr Peter D’adamo. There are some principles in the blood type diet that are not accepted in conventional medicine and their recommendations. Ie coconut and soy are some of these discrepancies.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Micheline Peters says:

    Thanks for the informationDorine. Next Can you eat low fat quark on the a type blood diet.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Sorry, I don’t know about quark for blood type A.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Micheline Peters says:

    Can you eat tinned tuna and tinned salmon on blood type a diet.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Yes, both salmon and tuna are allowed in a Blood Type A diet.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Gerhard Jansen van Vuuren says:

    Very good and easy to use

  • Alison Steinlage says:

    Can we use real butter and are there any salad dressings OK to eat? I see vinegar is a no-no.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Salad dressings made with lemon or lime juice instead of vinegar should be ok for Blood Type A.
      Avoid butter.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Patricia Darby says:

    baking soda is good or bad for blood type A?

  • Ryan reyes dizon says:

    Dr.lam,

    Iam a type A but iam too much eating pork and beef and also rice, and too much of hot chili, is it okay?what should i do,if not? i have belly in my tummy

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For blood type A – most important to avoid the following foods to lose weight: wheat (wheat and white flour products), meat, dairy, kidney beans, and lima beans.
      Also, blood type A does not do well with lots of meat; they tend to like vegetarian food.

      The easiest way to follow the blood type diet is to remember the foods to avoid and stay away from these foods for a few months. Observe your body and see how you have improved in your health.

      Blood Type Diet is based on how the protein in the food called lectin affects blood agglutination.The blood type diet is fitting for most of the people. Due to tremendous variation in the individual constitution, there is no guaranteed success with it. If you would like to follow the blood type diet, I would recommend that you follow it vigorously for 3 months, even though you don’t see much harm or benefit in certain food. After 3 months, if you see no improvements in your health, then you can deviate and use the blood type diet as a general guideline and not overeat the foods that should be avoided for your Blood Type, but take them with care and in small amounts.

      Also follow the following as a guide:Blood Type A, Metabolic Syndrome
      For blood type A – most important to avoid the following foods to lose weight: wheat (wheat and white flour products), meat, dairy, kidney beans, and lima beans.

      The easiest way to follow the blood type diet is to remember the foods to avoid and stay away from these foods for a few months. Observe your body and see how you have improved in your health.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Peggy Barnett says:

    Thank you. this list compares to the DNA food intolerance test i had done through the UK and the food intolerance blood work up my Naturalpath Dr. did.

  • Leon says:

    hello i am A+ blood type and i am struggling to gain weight not loose weight what can i eat or do to slow down my metabolism and start gaining weight i am a 29 year old male and i am 19KG under weight at the moment.
    PLEASE HELP

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      To gain weight means your intake is more than your output. Consume good beneficial oil with your food – such as extra virgin olive oil. Increase meat in the allowed intake would be beneficial. Nuts, seeds, coconut, and avocado are also high in calories.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Jennifer Owens says:

    Dr. Lam,

    On the type A diet, can I eat eggs? There is no mention of eggs at all. And I see no coconut, does this include organic virgin coconut oil? I cook with coconut oil all the time and also use it on my skin and for my teeth.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Egg white is neutral, egg york or whole egg is occasionally for Blood Type A.
      Unfortunately coconut oil is to be avoided for ALL blood type.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Tal B. says:

    how about honey?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Honey is neutral.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Mandy says:

    Hi there,

    Can we have Avocados?

    mandy

  • Tara says:

    Hi,

    And what of coconut oil in the a positive diet? And coconut flour? Is that any good for us?

    Tara

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For all Blood Type Diet, coconut oil and coconut are to be avoided. So, coconut flour would be the same.

      Blood Type Diet is based on how the protein in the food called lectin affects blood agglutination. The diet is founded by Dr. Peter D’adamo. There are some principles in the Blood Type Diet that are not accepted in conventional medicine and their recommendations. Coconut and soy are some of these discrepancies.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Elizabeth says:

    I don’t see eggs in the Type A chart. I scrolled through several comments, but didn’t see anything. Where do eggs fall? Thanks!

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For Blood Type A: Egg white is neutral, whole egg and egg yolk is occasional.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Kenzii says:

    Is the diet for a blood group A Non secretor different to just the regular blood group A diet

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      There may be some minor differences, you may want to consult Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s book for more details.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Michele says:

    I am type A is xylitol sweetener a good alternative?

  • Tash says:

    Thank you for such a detailed list! I battle with psoriasis of the scalp and about ten years ago someone wrote down a whole diet plan for me of which I can only remember parts thereof, until I read your plan this morning. It is exactly the do’s and don’t I had back then and it cleared my psoriasis for 2 years keeping to the plan.
    My only question is regarding eggs and prawns? I eat quite a lot of eggs, what is the do’s and don’ts of eggs on an A type diet plan and prawns, would they fall under shrimp?
    Please do an app so we can keep this amazing list with us on the go!

  • Carol says:

    Really Canola oil? Canola is NOT GOOD for anybody.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Even though it is shown by Dr Peter D’Adamo that canola oil is allowed for Blood Type A. For overall health promotion, many people do not think canola oil is beneficial for the body.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • nicola says:

    very helpful.Thank you.

  • Donna says:

    Thank you for this valuable information. I don’t know if I’ve missed it somewhere, but could you tell me if sugar is acceptable for a type A please? Thanks again.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      All blood type should avoid sugar.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Shante' says:

    wow . this site is awesome . now I can see why as an A positive blood type im always wanting salmon. I have cut out dairy long time ago… Great website!!! I didnt understand why I would get breakouts after eating red meat but now I see. Thank You!!

  • Alicia says:

    Looking over Type A foods, it makes sense. The transition from everything one has loved and enjoyed to only a few foods, should be quite satisfying.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      I am glad that you find it helpful.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • susan says:

    I just wonder the forbidden food for all groups why they are created
    are they a waste and useless?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You have some very good valid questions. Blood Type Diet is based on how the protein in the food called lectin affects blood agglutination. The diet is founded by Dr Peter D’adamo. There are some principles in the blood type diet that are not accepted in conventional medicine and their recommendations. Ie coconut and soy are some of these discrepancies.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Debbie says:

    I have been following AIP paleo and am a type A blood type. I went full vegan a few years back and my hair started falling out. I feel better eating meat, fish and poultry. Not sure if I should try Dr Lams suggestions. any thoughts??

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You should always listen to your body.

      Blood Type Diet is based on how the protein in the food called lectin affects blood agglutination. The blood type diet is fitting for most of the people. Due to tremendous variation in individual constitution, there is no guaranteed success with it.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Baguma Eyole Geoffrey says:

    I always have problems cold water from the fridge/dispenser. Could this be a result of diet? Before i began to eat”modern” food which i used not to, such case was not there

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Some people because of their constitution, they can’t take cold water. If you can’t tolerate such cold water, then resume using room temperature or warm water.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Baguma Eyole Geoffrey says:

    Merry xmas andbhapoy new year
    I have undergone medical check up and found everything okay except blood pressure which used to be 120/80 but reading is 100/70. What do do to maintain 120/80?
    My major worry was stomach acity but urine test showed pH6.5. As i had suffered gout a year ago and discovered it was meat that am suppose to avoid that caused it, i want to check on uric acid level. My question is can the pH level of urin show also the level of uric acid or i go for the test?
    Most of the beans are in local languages in my country, could you kindly send me the pictures of beans type A are to avoid?

    • Dr.Lam says:

      Urine pH and uric acid are very different. Urine pH also is not a precise indicator of systemic pH.
      You need serum uric acid test for uric acid level.

      Dr Lam

  • Jeanne says:

    I’m currently fighting autoimmune issues, SIBO, facial and ocular rosacea/demodex and what I believe is also candida overgrowth (I think all are linked). I was ingesting coconut oil (as an antifungal for the candida) and also using it topically along with tea tree oil for the demodex overgrowth, but looks like this article recommends not to use coconut oil for my A+ blood type (does that include topically?). I also have had Graves (now hypothyroid and on synthroid daily but am really thin so they are scaling back the dose), was previously treated for Lymes/currently testing negative, have Raynaud’s, and am being tested for MS as that runs in family, as well as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis). Also treating a toenail fungus. If I’m put on an antibiotic for the SIBO which will most likely have to happen, it will improve the demodex situation but will end up exacerbating the candida and I’m already prone to yeast infections. Flax oil? Apple Cider Vinegar? Manuka honey? I fall asleep quickly after having any sugar which I really limit so didn’t think ingesting honey was the way to go as I know honey is antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial (I do use manuka honey topically for my rosacea along with the above mentioned coconut/tea tree oil blend and it does seem to help keep that under control). Please suggest some alternatives given my health issues and blood type…my MDs are not well versed in any of this. Thank you for your time.

  • jessa says:

    Hello: Can i have Kombucha made out of green tea, raw sugar, water kefir, milk kefir make with lactose free low fat long life milk, what about broccoly, roma tomato

    Thank you so much.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      ALL you mentioned are good for Blood Type A, except the Roma Tomato are to be avoided.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

      • jessa says:

        Hi: Thanks so much, I’ve been diagnosed with pernicious anemia something completely unknown to me and my family. Not knowing much of my family health history it makes hard to understand many health issues. Mother developed fungus nail rosacea on her face, and other bone conditions, later on, Lymphoma. I’m now trying to understand whether there is a link with my PA, if I do ask doctors about it, there answers will be all the same: THERE IS Not.
        Thank you very much.

  • Brandon says:

    Can you direct me to the bodies of research that support all of these claims?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Dr peter D’Adamo’s book on Eat Right For Your Blood Type has some recipes and menu plans.

      This diet is based on a certain protein found in all foods call lectin, and how this lectin reacts to the blood that are specific for each blood type.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Amos Adu Kyei says:

    Am in Ghana. We have so many local vegat ables and fruits which are not mentioned. Can you pls give me a detailed list of fruits,vegetables and meat good for me.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      I am sorry, I don’t have any additional information. This diet is based on American diet and lifestyle, created by Dr D’Adamo.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • SANDRA AFRIFA says:

    I will like to know more about the A blood type alot about it because i eat anything at anytime.
    Thanks

  • Kathleen Drummond-Hay says:

    I am blood type A and am used to eating most of the foods that are on the ‘bad’ list for the A types.
    I have started to eat the A type ‘good’ foods a little more and noticed amazing results! I have more energy, feel better and have lost a little weight.
    I would love a recipe book, or, menu plan (for 7 days) to assist me in making the type A delicious meals on a regular basis.
    What do you recommend?
    Kathleen

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Thank you for sharing your good results. Continue the good work.
      Dr Peter D’Adamo’s book on Eat Right For Your Blood Type has some recipes and menu plans.

      This diet is based on a certain protein found in all foods called lectin and how this lectin reacts to the blood that are specific for each blood type.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Baguma Eyole Geoffrey says:

    The pictures above, are they what type As to eat? It has tomatoes, green pepper?
    David Hompes in his book plyori diet discourages soya, any advice?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      The photo is not Blood Type A specific.

      You have some very good valid questions. Blood Type Diet is based on how the protein in the food called lectin affects blood agglutination. The diet is founded by Dr Peter D’adamo. There are some principles in the blood type diet that are not accepted in conventional medicine and their recommendations. Ie coconut and soy are some of these discrepancies.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Sandy says:

    i am blood type A. what can u eat? everything i like i cant eat. is it is the most restriceted. i dont like most of the stuff that is listed on the chart. i have all the symptoms and the the belly and bloat i cant loose. i have all the other things also . i am on a limited income . so if i dont eat this way i will be like this for the rest of my life.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Blood Type Diet is based on how the protein in the food called lectin affects blood agglutination.The blood type diet is fitting for most of the people. Due to tremendous variation in individual constitution, there is no guaranteed success with it. If you would like to follow the blood type diet, I would recommend that you follow it vigorously for 3 months, even though you don’t see much harm or benefit in certain food. After 3 months, if you see no improvements in your health, then you can deviate and use the blood type diet as a general guideline and not overeat the foods that should be avoided for your Blood Type, but take them with care and in small amounts.

      Also follow the following as a guide: Blood Type A

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Muhammad Jamal says:

    I am trying to gain muscle and lose weight. To gain muscle I need to take 1 gram plus per pound of body weight. I weight 200 pounds and am 6 foot 3 inches tall. With this sort of diet i.e. no meat and less poultry I will not be able to reach my targets. What about Whey Protien supplement? Is that allowed?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Whey is not allowed for Blood Type A. You may want to try other sources of protein powder, such as soy protein.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Nona Yackee says:

    I have High Blood Pressure and I have read to drink hibiscus Tea and pomegranate and Beet juice is good to help correct blood pressure, i do not see this on the list for A type Blood is this ok

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Pomegranate and beet juice are allowed for Blood Type A. But I don’t know about hibiscus tea.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Baguma Eyole Geoffrey says:

    I have just been sharing with my cousin who didn’t know he is type A. He had peptic ulcers operation 4 months ago and went for another operation for appendicitis. We all have same problem but having gone through the list of food to eat and to avoid he understood. Now we need to practice for three months and see what changes we shall witness.
    Since I started eating what to eat and avoiding those other food i have been feeling pain all over my body. No bloat and sleeping habit changed. Even though I wake up in the middle of night I go back to sleep normally unlike for decades where I used to sleep for 4 hours only .. What could be causing body pain?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Your body maybe detoxing because of the cleansing. Allow a few more weeks, the pain should gradually reduced.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Baguma Eyole Geoffrey says:

    I first saw sprouts in Israel but didn’t know why they were sold in super markets. I have been reading lately about them because wheat sprout is recommended for type A yet wheat flour not. What sprouts can be recommended? Millet, soya,corn,black beans etc? Are they good?
    Secondly what is agglutination?
    Can you give me a formula for making spices from : tumeric, cinnamon, ginger, garlic so that I make my own. I have them grown locally but no formula for mixing.
    I need to fight helicobateria pylori

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Sprouting actually changed the protein structure of the grains, it becomes a vegetable, rather than a grain. You can sprout any beans or grains and they are very healthy food.
      Agglutination in the case of blood type diet is the clumping together of the cells.
      I don’t have any recipes for how to mix the spices you mentioned.
      Changing your diet would be a good start to fight helicobateria pylori. You may want to try manuka honey for H. pylori. or take antibiotics prescribed by your doctor.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • colleen m kurpinski says:

    I have been battling with renal issues, am on Oxygen 24/7 and am an Alpha-1 Antitryspin patient getting weekly Zemaira infusions. Since being released from the hospital in sept of 15 I have gained 70+ pounds. I have a real hard time breathing with the extra weight. What can I do to speed up the weight loss?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For blood type A – most important to avoid the following foods to lose weight: wheat (wheat and white flour products), meat, dairy, kidney beans, and lima beans.

      The easiest way to follow the blood type diet is to remember the foods to avoid and stay away from these foods for a few months. Observe your body and see how you have improved in your health.

      Blood Type Diet is based on how the protein in the food called lectin affects blood agglutination. The blood type diet is fitting for most of the people. Due to tremendous variation in individual constitution, there is no guaranteed success with it. If you would like to follow the blood type diet, I would recommend that you follow it vigorously for 3 months, even though you don’t see much harm or benefit in certain food. After 3 months, if you see no improvements in your health, then you can deviate and use the blood type diet as a general guideline and not overeat the foods that should be avoided for your Blood Type, but take them with care and in small amounts.

      Also follow the following as a guide:Blood Type A, Metabolic Syndrome

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • colleen m kurpinski says:

    Fantastic, new to this and easier than carrying the book around.

  • JP says:

    Sry to bother you but I noticed you have coconut oil as an item type A’s shouldn’t use. I believe this was the cause of my face to break out because I used it to moisturize my face, skin and hair after I got out of the shower. Is olive oil a better alternative?

  • Lorena Palazzo says:

    I don’t see eggs and or coconut oil or Tuna. can i eat these?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For Blood Type A: Eggs white – neutral, egg yolk – occasionally.
      Coconut oil – avoid
      Tuna – neutral

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • JP says:

    Greetings,

    I wanted to know more about the intake of beer with type A’s. Also, I’ve started to change my diet from the information gathered from your chart and I feel like my face is breaking out a bit. Will this change? Is it because I’m going through a purge from all of the foods that were not healthy for me? Thanks

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Blood Type A should avoid beer. Sometimes breaking out on the face could be a result of detoxification and cleansing of the body. Let me know if it persist after a few weeks into the diet.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

      • JP says:

        Thanks Dr. Lam.

        Another question, is couscous ok for A types?

        • Dorine Lam RDN says:

          Couscous is neutral for blood type A.

          Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
          Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

          • tw says:

            Couscous is made of Semolina which I believe is made of wheat as well. Why is is ok for Couscous to be neutral but not pasta or bread?

          • Dorine Lam RDN says:

            You have some very good valid questions. Blood Type Diet is based on how the protein in the food, called lectin, affects blood agglutination. The diet is founded by Dr Peter D’adamo. There are some principles in the blood type diet that are not accepted in conventional medicine and their recommendations. I.e. coconut and soy are some of these discrepancies.

            Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
            Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Baguma Eyole Geoffrey says:

    There are fruits like passion fruits, soursop, jack fruits not in the chart. Should I avoid them?
    Iam taking chia for sources of omega 3 yet it us not mentioned in the chart.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Not all foods are listed in Dr Peter D’Adamo’s Book: Eat Right For Your Blood Type. So I won’t be able to give you an answer your questions.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Baguma Eyole Geoffrey says:

    Am 53 years old but looks as if am in mid thirties. Besides eating what I was not suppose to eat, vegetables and fruits were my favorite though I need to stop cabbages,tomatoes, eggplants alongside animal protein and cooking oil.
    What causes me to look younger? Will change of diet affect my age?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Congratulation on your young look, do make sure internally you also feel as young. Climate, exposure to sun, nutrition, race, lifestyle, genetics can all come into play with how you may look younger.

      The blood type diet is fitting for most of the people. Due to tremendous variation in individual constitution, there is no guaranteed success with it. If you would like to follow the blood type diet, I would recommend that you follow it vigorously for 3 months, even though you don’t see much harm or benefit in certain food. After 3 months, if you see no improvements in your health, then you can deviate and use the blood type diet as a general guideline and not overeat the foods that should be avoided for your Blood Type, but take them with care and in small amounts.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Baguma Eyole Geoffrey says:

    I have problems of sleeping. I sleep only for 4 hours. I find it hard to wake up i sleep by
    10 pm. Normally by 8pm i can’t wait to sleep. It is worst if I watched TV or projector. Could it be related to diet?

  • Jennie Landean says:

    This is very interesting. I am type A-are fermented foods such as sauerkraut OK for blood type At?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Blood Type A is to avoid both cabbage and sauerkraut.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Baguma Eyole Geoffrey says:

    Can you guide me on Your advice for white flour. Do you mean white posho/corn? I grew up not liking posho/ flour from corn (maize as refferd to in my country) but began to eat because where I located there was no supply for millet flour and tappiocca (cassava) which I lived eating. Should I stop eating too?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      White flour is actually from the grain wheat, and not corn. For blood type A, it is ok to eat corn. Both millet and tapioca flour are allowed for blood type A.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Baguma Eyole Geoffrey says:

    With type A blood group,should I eat moringa oleifera? I decided to take its juice. I prepare carrot, beetroot and moringa juice.
    I have realized that though a vegetarian i did bad to eat meat for a decade and was responsible for my weight gain which I had failed to reduce only if I deny food for a month or two.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Sorry, I don’t have any information on moringa oleifera.

      You may also want to look at other possibilities on weight loss. During adrenal fatigue, it is very hard to lose weight or it’s easy to gain weight around your mid section. Your body does not want to lose weight as a way to conserve energy and your body may developed metabolic syndrome due to the constant high cortisol level in the initial stages of adrenal fatigue. This may be temporary provided that you take the opportunity to fortify and support the adrenals because once your adrenal function improves, your metabolic rate will usually rise, the insulin become more stabilized and weight reduction is then easier.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Nomusa Mmala says:

    I m 34yrs blood A group type suffering from hypertension,I eat brown pap,brown bread and overweight (104 kg) with a height of 1,65

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For blood type A – most important to avoid the following foods to lose weight: wheat (wheat and white flour products), meat, dairy, kidney beans, and lima beans.

      The easiest way to follow the blood type diet is to remember the foods to avoid and stay away from these foods for a few months. Observe your body and see how you have improved in your health.

      The blood type diet is fitting for most of the people. Due to tremendous variation in individual constitution, there is no guaranteed success with it. If you would like to follow the blood type diet, I would recommend that you follow it vigorously for 3 months, even though you don’t see much harm or benefit in certain food. After 3 months, if you see no improvements in your health, then you can deviate and use the blood type diet as a general guideline and not overeat the foods that should be avoided for your Blood Type, but take them with care and in small amounts.

      Also follow the following as a guide: Blood Type A, Metabolic Syndrome

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Baguma Eyole Geoffrey says:

    Whenever I use to take cow milk it would disturb my stomach. But in February this year when I began to take chia seeds (1tablespoon) am not experiencing stomach upset anymore. Could it be if your blood group can’t allow some foods but if take something like that it turns to be advantageous? Should I stop taking cow milk?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You can always write to me. If you want to call me, click “Call me” on http://www.drlam.com, and my office can schedule a free consultation for you.

      If you eat certain foods and it cause you stomach discomfort and gaining weight, the mood may create some internal inflammation. It is best to rotate or avoid the said food.

      The blood type diet is fitting for most of the people. Due to tremendous variation in individual constitution, there is no guaranteed success with it. If you would like to follow the blood type diet, I would recommend that you follow it vigorously for 3 months, even though you don’t see much harm or benefit in certain food. After 3 months, if you see no improvements in your health, then you can deviate and use the blood type diet as a general guideline and not overeat the foods that should be avoided for your Blood Type, but take them with care and in small amounts.

      Sometimes after a long period of not eating the food that you can’t tolerate, your body becomes stronger, and less inflamed, so if you eat the troubled food, you may not be affected as much. You need to still watch and not over do, and eat the said food only once a week.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Mary B Jones says:

    Most helpful. Have been sickly since a child, and parents were never told about my blood type. Had 3 children and had trouble deliverying. I am 70 years old and suffer with high blood, congestive heart failure, edema, sinusitis, lower back pain, osteoporosis in spine and knees, diabetes ll, slight asthma, chronic fatigue, stomach ulcers, but I am grateful to God that I am still alive. Had my parents and I been educated about my blood type, some of these illness may not have come upon me. Thank you for the article.

  • Peter Allemann says:

    Good information from Dr. Lam. I am type A and will work on vegetables that will enhance my immune system
    Pete Allman-Celebrity Scene News

  • Henry Dixon, Jr. says:

    What about type “A” blood and being diabetes. what type of diet should I follow?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      If you want to try the blood type diet, you can follow it and see whether it help you improve your blood sugar. The diet doesn’t work for everyone. The only way to find out is to try it for a month and see.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • wan stev says:

    am blood group A+ ,among the foods that am limited to eat ,they are the very common and accessible for in my country/area.
    what can i really do to follow the blood group diet .
    if it is so what can i eat to gain some weight

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      The easiest way to follow the blood type diet is to remember the foods to avoid and stay away from these foods for a few months. Observe your body and see how you have improved in your health.

      The blood type diet is fitting for most of the people. Due to tremendous variation in individual constitution, there is no guaranteed success with it. If you would like to follow the blood type diet, I would recommend that you follow it vigorously for 3 months, even though you don’t see much harm or benefit in certain food. After 3 months, if you see no improvements in your health, then you can deviate and use the blood type diet as a general guideline and not overeat the foods that should be avoided for your Blood Type, but take them with care and in small amounts.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Velly Mahundi says:

    Hi there I’m A+ I find it difficult to loose weight Im following the blood group diet its about 6months now . I’m a long distance runner . I lack energy because I don’t eat much of carbs I think. On 3October I’m starting a heavy running training for 7months I’m going to train for an Ultra marathon that will be in June next year. What can I use for energy and feeling tired? I am thinking of taking iodine supplements because I think I’m suffering andrenal fatigue. What do you think of avocado and coconut oil for A+ blood group diet?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Blood Type A+ prefers a vegetarian type diet, and it is the best diet to help replenish the glycogen stores after a long distance run. You do need carbs to replenish your energy after intensive training.

      Taking iodine supplements doesn’t help you in the long run. It is only a temporary fixed and give you some energy. Some people I know that has Adrenal fatigue actually crashed after they starts taking iodine.

      For Blood type A, avocado is allowed, but not coconut oil.
      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Sonya C Smith says:

    I am blood type A. I gained a lot of weight quickly and was dealing with a lot of bloating after every meal, this went on for months. I discovered that I was taking a small amount of wheat on an empty stomach daily. My bloating issues immediately subsided. I am 50 yrs old, perimenopausal, and walking 5 miles twice a week and hiking 2 miles twice a week. My weight has not changed but seemed to have increased. I am not getting a full 7 hours of sleep but wanted to check in to see if that is possibly my only issue. I am anemic and take 2 tbsp black strap molasses every morning before working out but my energy level is still wishy-washy. I can also admit that I don’t get enough water daily. The bladder discomfort of frequent bathroom trips discourages me.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Do let me know after you have used the blood type diet for a few months to see if you loose weight. If not, there maybe other underlying issues that you may want to look into. For instance, read my article on weight and Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

    • GEY says:

      YOU CAN HAVE FIBROIDS OR THIROYD PROBLEM

  • Liza says:

    I recently discovered my blood type is A and was curious what diet was recommended. I was surprised to read most of the information above, particularly about not eating meat. I have done elimination diets in the past and currently eat mostly animal protein and veggies. I eat plenty of red meat, poultry, and pork, most of the vegetables on the bad list, dairy, and nuts (not peanuts because they are not actually nuts). Since I altered my diet to the above, I have lost almost 30 lbs, my cholesterol levels are all well within the healthy range, my blood sugar never spikes, and most importantly I have more energy and I generally feel better. It worries me to see information generalized like this without referencing the idea that people are different because following this could actually be harmful to some. Over a third of the population in the U.S. has blood type A and it is highly unlikely that I am the only one to deviate from these dietary guidelines. I saw no references to research supporting this chart or the article about blood type A on the previous page. How can you suggest the effectiveness of this diet without presenting sufficient evidence to support it?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You made a good observation here. This diet is based on Dr Peter D’Adamo’s book Eat Right for Your Blood Type. My experience is that like all diets, due to individual variation, this diet may not work for everyone, though many find it helpful at least in part. Before you proceed with any diet, you should make sure your primary care doctor is there to monitor you as every body is different.

      Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • IRENE WRIGHT says:

    I am blood type A+ I find your information spot on, i gave up red meats and dairy many yéars ago , i use to get bloated. I think we should listen to our bodies ..i have decided to give up all meats now and just stick to fish.. Is banana also not much good ?? many thanks ..

  • Erin says:

    This chart says mushrooms are under “foods to avoid” but in the quick start guide I downloaded from the website it says to “add portobello mushroom” in week #2. Can you clarify the discrepancy?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Some of our diet are not following the blood type diet. So you have to make sure it is the blood type diet to ensure you get the right information.

      Dorine Lam, RDN , MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

    • colleen m kurpinski says:

      what quick start guide?????

  • Judy says:

    I find that a lot of your food listings for type A ring true, but I definitely cannot eat onions, garlic, sometimes broccoli especially if it’s grilled, sometimes cauliflower and sometimes ginger tends to burn too much. Why would this all be different for me?
    Also, what about rice and quinoa? Thanks. Judy

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      All that food you listed, onions, garlic, broccoli, ginger, are neutral or beneficial for blood type A. But if you can’t tolerate them, it could be that you developed sensitivities to these food. Best to avoid them also.
      Rice and Quinoa are allowed for Blood Type A.

      The blood type diet is based on a certain protein found in all foods call lectin, and how this lectin reacts to the blood that are specific for each blood type.

      Dorine Lam, RDN , MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • elaine says:

    I am A-Negative….hashimotos disease/ Adrenal Fatigue. I have never liked vegetables ever unless they are stewed or in soups. I feel sick if i dont eat enough beef….any idea why? i cannot think of giving up meat as i find that i feel much better when i eat a lot of protein from meat. Is this possible? why am I the opposite to what is explained here? Vegetables are no appetising to me at all. i have never craved a vegetable. I love beans but i have always eaten garbanzo beans and red kidney beans , split peas. Tomato is a major ingredient in all my meals. I live in the Mediterranean and have always followed a Mediterranean diet. Any advice? I would really appreciate it 🙂

    • elaine says:

      Sorry i forgot to mention, i cannot digest gluten at all and raw vegetable i find hard to digest too for some reason but meat i digest really easily…….how is this possible???

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      The blood type diet is fitting for most of the people. Due to tremendous variation in individual constitution, there is no guaranteed success with it. Since you complained of Hashimoto disease, and adrenal fatigue, there are some underlying issues. You may want to consider changing your diet and follow the Blood Type A diet as an option. Sometimes your body know what you need before you think you need.

      Dorine Lam, RDN , MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Mary Timmermans says:

    I am A blood type and my husband is B. I am interested in what category (beneficial, neutral, or avoid ) some foods like goat meat and lion fish and bigeye scad belong. Also the grain sorghum.
    In most lists they are not mentioned.
    Also tomato : in some lists on the internet on food type diet it is neutral for B and in some it is to avoid.
    What can I do to find details?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You have some good questions, unfortunately I don’t know the answers to your questions.
      You can find more information from Dr Peter D’Adamo’s book Eat Right for Your Blood Type.

      Dorine Lam, RDN , MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Sue says:

    I cannot believe how many foods I love and crave are off limits for Type A. Is this common?
    Beef, pork, lamb,lobster, shrimp, haddock, cabbage, tomatoes, mushrooms, bananas, sweet potatoes cashews, kidney beans, even black tea. The list seems endless.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      I am sorry to hear that.

      The easiest way to follow the blood type diet is to remember the foods to avoid and stay away from these foods for a few months. Observe your body and see how you have improved in your health.

      The blood type diet is fitting for most of the people. Due to tremendous variation in individual constitution, there is no guaranteed success with it. If you would like to follow the blood type diet, I would recommend that you follow it vigorously for 3 months, even though you don’t see much harm or benefit in certain food. After 3 months, if you see no improvements in your health, then you can deviate and use the blood type diet as a general guideline and not overeat the foods that should be avoided for your Blood Type, but take them with care and in small amounts.
      Dorine Lam, RDN , MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Beverley says:

    I Have A negative blood. It is very different to A positive so is the diet different or has this not been studied?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      The blood type diet doesn’t differentiate (+) or (-).

      Dorine Lam, RDN , MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      The blood type diet is same for (+) or (-).
      This diet is based on a certain protein found in all foods call lectin, and how this lectin reacts to the blood that are specific for each blood type.

      Dorine Lam, RDN , MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Michelle jasper says:

    What’s the nearest to clotted cream on the A blood group plan

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You can try to make clotted cream from goat milk.

      Dorine Lam, RDN , MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • D.H. says:

    For a Type A blood type, can you eat green chickpeas? I know garbanzos are a no, but was hoping that the young green ones were okay.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Sorry, I don’t know about green chickpeas.

      Dorine Lam, RDN , MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Anna says:

    I tend to naturally eat toward my blood type, and my cravings and preferences are generally correct to my type. The dairy warning for type A’s were spot on for me. I suffered for years, and then I completely eliminated dairy and I feel much better. However, there are some on the good list that my stomach cannot tolerate (especially as I get older). And, there are some on the avoid list that don’t bother me so much. Overall useful guidelines, and I plan to incorporate it more. into my daily intake.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Thank you for your kind comments.

      We can see that The blood type diet do have its variation due to each person own health. Due to tremendous variation in individual constitution, there is no guaranteed success with it. If you would like to follow the blood type diet, I would recommend that you follow it vigorously for 3 months, even though you don’t see much harm or benefit in certain food. After 3 months, if you see no improvements in your health, then you can deviate and use the blood type diet as a general guideline and not overeat the foods that should be avoided for your Blood Type, but take them with care and in small amounts.

      Dorine Lam, RDN , MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

    • Elroy Cooper says:

      Completely agree. I’m almost the same as you. I can’t handle much garlic at all. Sometimes when roasted it’s ok, but even then. I can tell by the smell if it will be bad for me. I don’t even have to touch it. Likewise with ginger. It’s the strangest thing. My body loves fresh ginger and when I touch it – I don’t know. I can tell my body likes it.

  • Daren says:

    How do you guys identify the diets for A positive and A negative? My doctor says I have AO blood type. And most articles I read aren’t specific enough.

  • jan ellis says:

    Why is olive oil acceptable yet olives are not?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      The processing process are different for olive oil and olives.

      Dorine Lam, RDN , MS, MPH
      Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

  • Merid Eyasu says:

    I was eating almost opposite to what is described above. I found a lot of relevance with my feeding and their outcome. But some others do not cause as what has been described. Anyways thank you for this valuable and helpful chart.

  • Shannon says:

    I have been on the diet for a couple of months, and I have never felt better. I didn’t realize that my with my a positive blood type I shouldn’t be eating red meat. I have more energy and feel better overall. Thank you for sharing this knowledge.

  • kerry hobbs says:

    A positive blood type.. I’ve been dieting and the scales never move I am exercising like I haven’t in years am I building muscle is that why I never loose weight my friend jogs everyday and she takes heaps of laxatives and lives of lollies I feel like im starving myself..im a diabetic I’m on tablets was on insulin when I had gestational diabetes with my last baby x

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      If you are building muscle, your scales may not move, but you may have lose inches in your clothing. And it is more difficult for a diabetic to lose weight. Make sure you avoid carbohydrates, both complex and simple, as much as possible to help control your blood sugar and may help you to lose weight better.

  • Kelly says:

    I am interested in this blood type A chart and when I try to print it I get the left side of the page. Is there another way, like an attachment that you could email me

    • Dr. Lam says:

      Thanks for pointing out the issue Kelly. The print function has been updated and you should be able to print the chart now without issue.

      • Ray says:

        Pls dr lam can u explain more .. Is blood type positive A n blood type negative A have different chart am interested on negative A blood type chart hw can i get the meal plan for that.. Thx.. Ray

        • Dorine Lam RDN says:

          There should be no difference between blood type (+) or (-). You can find meal plans in Dr D’Adamo’s book ‘Eat Right for your blood type”.

          Dorine Lam, RDN , MS, MPH
          Registered Dietitian and Senior Holistic Nutritionist

          • Fiona Smit says:

            Good day Dr Lam

            I was diagnosed two years ago with the following- Underactive thyroid, insulin resistant, polycystic ovaries, fatty liver, oestrogen dominant . I first noticed my hair falling out and then a sudden increase in weight gain. I have been to four doctors and been on medication for two years now.

            Nobody can tell me what is wrong, they keep treating my symptoms. I have not been able to lose any weight and my thyroid is still under active.

            Will the A positive diet correct this or help? How can I lose all this weight?

            I suspect that I have adrenal fatigue due to years of stress and traumatic events. How do I correct this?

            Can you please help me.

            Regards

            Fiona

          • Dr. Lam says:

            Read the article below and see if what you are experiencing is hypothyroid or adrenal fatigue
            Click Adrenal Fatigue versus Hypothyroidism for more information.

            For blood type A – most important to avoid the following foods to lose weight: wheat (wheat and white flour products), meat, dairy, kidney beans, and lima beans.

            The easiest way to follow the blood type diet is to remember the foods to avoid and stay away from these foods for a few months. Observe your body and see how you have improved in your health.

            The blood type diet is fitting for most of the people. Due to tremendous variation in individual constitution, there is no guaranteed success with it. If you would like to follow the blood type diet, I would recommend that you follow it vigorously for 3 months, even though you don’t see much harm or benefit in certain food. After 3 months, if you see no improvements in your health, then you can deviate and use the blood type diet as a general guideline and not overeat the foods that should be avoided for your Blood Type, but take them with care and in small amounts.