Blood Type Diet Chart – Type B

By: Michael Lam, MD, MPH


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Your Blood Type Diet Chart

The blood type diet chart for type Bs will be your guideBlood type is an important indicator of our body’s physiology and can tell us how to best take care of it. Those with Type B blood often have a hearty constitution and have an advantage fighting against some common debilitating conditions such as heart disease or cancer. On the other hand, they tend to have greater susceptibility to immune system disorders.

In order to care for this kind of physiology, the body needs a comprehensive and balanced nutrition that nourishes all of the body’s systems and promotes a healthy homeostasis. An optimal diet to achieve this will contain both animal and plant-based foods, but some specific foods should not be consumed, such as chicken or peanuts. To figure out which foods to include in your diet refer to the chart below.

Blood Type Diet Chart – Blood Type B
Characteristics of Type B: Best on Balanced Omnivores Diet

More information for the Blood Type Diet


Dr. Lam’s Key Questions

The blood type diet may help some with AFS, while not being helpful to others with AFS. Everyone’s body is different.

It is important to know what ailment you are suffering from and replenish accordingly. Don’t listen to what the general public is telling you. Potassium is a very important mineral that the body can’t do without. It is only in some stages of Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome that you should limit your intake of potassium.

Blood Type Diet Chart Type B




181 Comments

  • Mike says:

    Hello – I am B positive. What about:
    1. Beets
    2. Beer

    Thank you

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For Blood Type B
      Beets – beneficial
      Beer – neutral

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

  • Mike Taylor says:

    I have been doing this fantastic eating plan since May 14, 2017. have lost 32 pounds and I have found that eating the beneficial foods; I eat less, and never hungry.

  • Eli says:

    I have been a vegetarian for about 5 years and aspire to becoming vegan – mostly for animal rights and environmental reasons. If nuts and beans are basically not allowed in the diet, where should I be getting my protein from?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For blood type B, there are many nuts and legumes that are allowed in the diet.
      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 B

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

  • Gracey says:

    Forgot to add…i have myalgic encephalomyelitis..an auto immune disease and i am very unactive due to not having energy to be active so the blood group diet worked a treat for me still.

  • Gracey says:

    Im blood group b+ and I lost almost 30 pounds last year by using the blood group diet. For me..personally..its THE ultimate perfect solution for weightloss results. No calorie counting and only eating when i was physically hungry.I lost 8 pounds within about a week and was stunned and said outloud” How has that happened..they,ve just gone”.I always struggle and plateau and stay at a certain point no matter how much i try but i went straight past it without any struggles. I continued just using common sense ( eating only when hungry) and sticking to the rules and also portion control and i achieved my goal weight. Ive never known how to maintain before but when i reached it i became a lot more hungrier and my body instinctively was telling my subconcious i guess to eat more to remain at this optinum weight for myself and i knew it was working because i was still the same weight by checking the scales weekly.
    As life is..fast forward 9 months…stress etc things that happen to us all…have happened to me where ive gone back to my old ways and ive gained all the weight again because ive been eating rubbish and junk food that is not compatable with my blood type and ive not been in the right frame of mind to get “back on the horse” again but after reading your article ive been inspired to get going again with this and i KNOW i can do this again because ive done it once before and i can do it again. Thanks so much for inspiring me today.Im doing this and i WILL succeed again 🙂

  • s.meenakshi says:

    thanks and i justwanna reduce my weight and i m B+ blood group person pls tell to overcome from gaining weight and help me to choose food for weight loss

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For blood type B – most important to avoid the following foods to lose weight: wheat (wheat and white flour products), corn, lentil, peanuts, sesame seeds, and buckwheat.

      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 an individual’s 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

  • Dalene Renee Mattheis says:

    I have blood type AB Negative with RH Factor Negative….is the Blood Type B charge the one I should be following?

  • Winnie W. says:

    Hi,

    I see Olive (under Vegetable) is in the “Food Not Allowed” list for Type B, however, I see Olive (under Fats) is categorized as “Most Beneficial”. Is that mean Type B can consume Olive oil, but not olive? I’m a bit confused. Thanks.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Correct. Olive oil is allowed for blood type B.

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

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

    • 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

  • Rashed says:

    Hello,

    i have some concerns im a blood type B. Since lamb and beef are mostly recommended to eat, at the same time don’t they contain high cholesterol? correct if im wrong. Is it still fine to eat it everyday?
    how about birds and olive oil?

    Thank you,

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Studies have found that the sugar and stress cause more damage to the blood vessels, which in turn may cause the increase of cholesterol.
      Many of the birds are to be avoided for blood type B.
      Olive Oil is beneficial for all blood types.

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

  • Tania says:

    Id like to know if blood group b is allowed coffee

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Coffee is allowed for Blood Type B.

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

  • mary says:

    I noticed that type B has no tomatoes or chicken. Are you allowed to have tomato sauce or salsa or chicken broth? Or is anything made from these ingredients bad for you.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Tomato sauce, salsa, or chicken broth should also be avoided for blood type B.

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

  • Lizl MacGregor says:

    Is Chia seed allowed for Blood B +?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      I don’t know whether chia seed is allowed for blood type B+. Flax seed however, is allowed.

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

      • elvira says:

        Chia seeds contain a lot of tryptophan. Id you have your adrenal glands really exhausted, chia can be toxic for you. (learned hard way).

  • DAN says:

    Hi
    I am type B+.
    Can i eat Hums and Thina?
    What about Pumpernickel bread and Avocado? (i like the top the bread with boiled egg avocado and cottage cheese)
    THANK YOU
    DAN

  • Joshua says:

    I want to know if this is legitimate if someone could point me to some scientific publish articles. I have a B- blood type and am naturally drawn to fish, rice, greens, and game despite not being a hunter and growing up in the United States where fish and rice is not an all too common dish. I also love, no addicted, to hot spices. However, I also eat beans, like shellfish, and like the taste of tomatoes a lot. However, I sometimes detest pork and don’t eat it often as I don’t think it tastes the greatest. As far as reactions from foods, I do believe I feel tired sometimes after eating certain foods and also am familiar with stomach issues coming and going. The blood type diet is mentioned very little on major medical sites and often states that doctors recommend not following it due to potential malnutrition and limited studies but never say if it is legitimate but also don’t discredit it. Now while I haven’t found a direct link between blood type B and things like lectin, I have found scientific articles on lectin, and it’s negative effects. Does anyone have any with a direct link between type B and these foods?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You may want to look for more information in Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s book “Eat Right for Your Blood Type.”

      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

      • Deb says:

        Does the fact that some of us are B+ or B- have any thing to do with the foods recommended?

  • Quixmia Washington says:

    What is the particular amount of turkey and fish should blood type b eat?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For Blood type B
      Some fish allowed is beneficial, some are neutral.
      Turkey is occasionally.

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

  • Zac says:

    I am confused about bread with Type B.

    White bread and manna is allowed but wheat bread and bread with grains is not?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You are correct, whole grain breads are to avoid for Blood Type B, it could be the lectin in the wheat bran and wheat germ that is to be avoided.

      As for manna or ezekiel bread, the grains are sprouted, so the lectin is changed.

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

  • Zac says:

    As Type B, I understand that we are to avoid chicken.

    However, does this rule apply to meals with chicken stock or a meal that has chicken in it, like gumbo, even though we don’t eat the meat proper?

    In other words, in the cooking process, does the lectins “seep” out into the stock/gumbo?
    Or to receive the lectins do we have to ingest the chicken itself?
    Thank you

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Lectin activities in the grains and vegetables do reduce its actions by cooking, soaking or sprouting. I do not know about meat in the soup or stew, though.

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

  • Zac says:

    Type B- here
    What about alligator?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      I don’t know about alligator for blood type B.

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

    • Charles C Mcintosh says:

      To me it looks like all kinds of lizard are a no go.

  • Mike Balson says:

    How do i get a full chart of foods? can i purchase it ?

  • Salman Naqvi says:

    This diet looks promising. Much of the advice is consistent with the Food Sensitivity Blood test that I’ve done, but, some stuff is opposite. I am still intrigued and will consider trying it. Where the the potatoes however? I don’t see them anywhere… Regular Potatoes? Sweet Potatoes?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For Blood Type B – regular potatoes are neutral and sweet potatoes are beneficial.

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

  • Fredline Wotu says:

    I’m still can’t tell if cinnamon will help a type B person to loose weight?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      In general, cinnamon has the properties to balance blood sugar and appetite. However, if you want to follow Blood Type Diet for loosing weight, you should avoid cinnamon.

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

  • Dorine Lam RDN says:

    For blood type B – it is most important to avoid the following foods to lose weight: wheat (wheat and white flour products), corn, lentil, peanuts, sesame seeds, and buckwheat.

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

  • Kay Ten says:

    This was really interesting. Some of this I do naturally. What is the best way to loose weight as a B+ blood type?

  • Jay says:

    Hello, I am B type. Is local honey ok?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Honey is neutral for Blood Type B.

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

  • Dorine Lam RDN says:

    For Blood Type B, both whiskey and olives are not allowed. However, olive oil is ok.

  • Zagrya Tredoux says:

    Hello, I would like to know if whiskey and olives are allowed in the B+ bloud group? I understand that green olives and olive oil are allowed, but not other olives, is that true?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For blood type O. Do avoid both whiskey and olives. Olive oil is allowed.

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

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello, I want to know is jasmine white rice is good for blood type b?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Blood type B can eat any kind of rice, EXCEPT Wild Rice.

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

  • Sandile says:

    Hi Dr lam
    I am sandile and my blood type is b+ am so skinny. I want to gain weight a little bit so can I eat in order to gain weight
    Thank you

  • inna says:

    Hi Dr. Lam,
    my blood type is B+ i have asthma and very sensitive to smoke and dust, but i think that’s not the cause, whenever i ate mixed grilled or mixed vegetables i started having hives but i have no idea which vege and meat makes me scratchy and hives sometime. pls. advice

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You should keep a journal of the food that may cause you to hive. Then you split the food and eat one of those food for a day and see if you have similar reactions. This is call the elimination process.

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

  • Karyn says:

    I’m also told that butternut isn’t ideal for Bs. Kindly confirm. I am more than willing to follow this programme. What then do I substitute for Butternut…which other varieties can one indulge on.

    And in terms of cooking oil…coconut or olive oil?

  • DJ-AZ says:

    I have followed this chart before and felt great. Trying to get my husband who is AB to start it with me. He suffers from extreme eczema. Are there certain foods that could be contributing to this?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Some times eczema could be cause by stress, AFS, environment.

      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

  • Anonymous says:

    I’M OFFENDED THAT YOU’RE SAYING NO AVOCADOS.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You must love avocados to feel so bad. You don’t have to follow this diet if it is an offense to you. 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. 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.

      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

  • Constance Makosya says:

    I just want to say thank you for putting this information online. I am Blood group B. My friend who suffered breast cancer asked me to google blood group diet as her Doctor had mentioned it to her. That was a turning point in my life. I used to feel all tired as if at night I climb mountains. For ever heartburn etc. After implementing this chat I have never looked back.

  • C says:

    What about cane sugar? (It is usually added in Almond Milk.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      I don’t know if sugar cane is allowed for Type B.
      Sugar, all come from cane sugar, is not allowed for all blood type.

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

  • B Washington says:

    I just want to say thank you for having the charts on your website. Over 4 years ago I went on the blood type diet and I was extreamly poor (so I could not purchase the book or charts by D’Adamo) but thank the Lord you presented a very easy to read and thorough chart for it and it changed my life. I went slowly off of the main staples first. I would spend 3 hours at a time when I went grocery shopping for the first month, and I scouered different grocery stores to see who had what and where. First. I went of peanuts (which later I could see had the same effect on me as when I ate pinto beans). Then I went off of wheat, and then chicken. The chicken amazed me. I was retaining water and would wake up with painful gout in my feet. My joints would pop, crack and felt like I had arthritis, all at the age of 26! I was always considered healthy otherwise. But when I stopped chicken within a month all of that went away! And wheat was anither kicker. When I went off of it (including buying only granola that had no wheat, ect.) I realized how I had always had a foggy brain because of it. After a month or so, I could finally finish a thought, from beginning to end, without a distracting though coming to get me off track…. I realize now why I did so bad in elementary school and onwards. Needless to say but now I am graduating with my BS and have already completed a certificate with honors. I couldn’t have done as well, I am sure, without having come to understand how to take care of my body better through this diet and your site. I lost also about 30 pounds that was in inches off my body. I felt so good I no longer had to take naps in the afternoon and I could have endless energy, no joke.

    So, thank you and your staff for your charity. May God’s blessings be upon you.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Thank you for your testimony. It would be really helpful for many people.

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

  • IRENE JOHNSON says:

    HI, i am a diabetic and a type B and just had a kidney transplant… it has been 1 yr. and 7 mos. so is here anything different i should be doing or eating other than what is said here?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      If you are told by the doctor to follow a special diet for kidney transplant, you need to follow the principles and instructions of your doctor, and then incorporate Blood Type B food chart with that.

      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

  • Ca says:

    I’m type B.
    Is baby corn ok? And may I know why is tofu not allowed? (It’s not explained)
    Thank you.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Corn is not allowed, so I would think baby corn would not be allowed also.
      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

      • Ca says:

        I don’t seem to find any discomforts after eating tomatoes and tofu….
        So is it just tofu? Or all soy products I should avoid?
        I’m a vegetarian and I can’t eat tofu, it’s just a bit hard…for Asian

        • Dorine Lam RDN says:

          Unfortunately, it is just tofu and tempeh. Soy bean is not listed as to avoid. You can get your protein from a lot of legumes, nuts, mushrooms.

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

  • VL says:

    The list of Not Allowed Foods appears to be about weight-gain (which isn’t an issue for me) although I do suffer from inflammation (in hands etc). Is it these foods that are (most likely) causing the inflammation?
    Thank you

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Yes, symptoms could be inflammation or weight gain.
      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

  • Isaiah Stokes says:

    are blood type diets good for people diagnosed with Cancer?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      It is hard to say. You better seek your doctor’s advice.

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

  • Mirela says:

    If I eat corn, wheat, peanuts, cashews and pistachios, doesn’t take too long for my blood sugar to drop drastically. I used to add peanut butter in my breakfast oatmeal and I would shake all day and feel week because of low blood sugar level. When I eat tomatoes I get a bad skin irritation and If I eat wheat or sugars I would have insomnia and anxiety for the next couple of days to a week, I’ve tried coconut sugar and has the same effect on my brain like regular sugar. It is crazy how some foods affect people different depending on their blood type. Thanks for the article !

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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

  • Angela Chieves says:

    Thank you

  • Dorine Naa Dei Kotey says:

    Very well. Want to know why I excessively belche even on an empty stomach

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      There are many reasons that caused belching: indigestion, low stomach acid or enzymes, sluggish digestion, sensitivities to some food causing the digestive system to slow down, combination of food.

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

  • Nicole Kirkland says:

    In the book turkey is neutral for type B, does this include turkey bacon?The book states avoid “bacon”.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Turkey bacon should be ok for Blood Type B, since turkey is neutral. But I am not 100% certain, since this diet is founded by Dr Peter D’Adamo.

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

  • Anju says:

    Can i use coconut oil for cooking

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      If you want to follow the blood type B diet, Coconut oil is to be avoided.

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

  • Mary says:

    So I am not a vegetarian. I eat mostly chicken because I hate the texture of most meat other than pork. Makes me want to throw up… I also do not like anything from the sea. Where do I go from here. I need protein. I do relate a lot of the things stated regarding stress and inflammation so I want to try this and do it right. Any suggestions regarding meat/protein?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Blood Type B should avoid chicken if you want to try this diet out. You can try different kind of fish, eggs, legumes, nuts for protein.

      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

  • Anne Haasnoot says:

    I have been drinking aloe in a shake which I read helps with diverticulosis. Why not aloe?

    • 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 are specific for each blood type.

      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

  • Sabrina says:

    Can dark chocolate and pure cacao be used for baking and eating on type B+ diet

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Chocolate is neutral for Blood Type B diet. I think pure cacao should be the same, it is not stated in the book.

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

  • Linda Pietrangelo says:

    I am B+ and the chart tells me coconut is fruit to avoid. My question is can I use coconut oil as a moisturizer ?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Yes, coconut oil as a moisturizer should be ok.

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

  • Judy says:

    I am following this now about 90% (can’t give up bread) for about 3 months. Although I have not lost any weight so far (probably cause i love bread), I do feel and look healthier and am complimented often for looking good. I feel good and I am sticking with it for now. I am a vegetarian that eats fish (Pescatarian) anyway, so it wasn’t difficult to follow except to give up ketchup and tomato which was challenging. I now use mustard on everything and have to be creative. I have a new love for white pizza with spinach/garlic/shitake mushrooms and mozzeralla cheese.
    I had my blood taken last week and wow… was everything perfect!

  • Anonymous says:

    i only eat the food not allowed and I’m really thin^^

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Some people have a higher metabolism. You need to have a higher calorie intake versus your energy expenditure in order to gain weight. Eating foods not allowed for your blood type may not be good also, it may cause more inflammation in your body.

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

  • Patrick says:

    Long time Blood Type Diet enthusiast… How well do soy and soy products do in the B Blood Type?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Soy is allowed in Blood Type B.

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

  • Mia says:

    Why avocados? I feel amazing after eating them and make me feel energised. Any explanation? Thank you

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      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

  • Sheila says:

    Is Apple Cider Vinegar ok for B+ blood type?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Dr D’Adamo didn’t put a definite allowed or avoid for Apple Cider Vinegar for all the blood type except Blood Type A.

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

  • Miki says:

    Hi I’m blood type B and curious to why I shouldn’t eat avocados? I love them and them twice a day, but I will stop if I have to. Thanks!

  • Charles says:

    Is a vegetarian diet healthy for type B+ ? And if not why.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Yes, vegetarian diet is a healthy diet for blood type B.

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

  • Doris says:

    Can you have sugar? such as maple syrup/white/brown/honey?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Honey and maple syrup is neutral for blood type B. White or brown sugar should be avoided.

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

  • Hema says:

    Can Blood Type B eat Egg Plants

    • Dr. Lam says:

      Eggplant is beneficial for blood type B.

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

  • Si says:

    how about single malt whiskey?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Should be avoided.

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

  • Ese says:

    Am b+ strugulin to lose weight. Just confuse how alot of pple say they cant gain weight. Whats happening?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For blood type B – most important to avoid the following foods to lose weight: wheat (wheat and white flour products), corn, lentil, peanuts, sesame seeds, and buckwheat.

      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

      • Patrick says:

        I lost over 30 pounds without exercise on the blood type diet as a B+. I harnessed the power of banannas, low fat cottage cheese, skim milk with special K, hard boiled eggs, turkey slices, Oikio Triple zero yogurt, and vitamins. Strickly avoided bread, sugar, and alcohol. Used the app “My FitnessPal” to track my calorie intake. One day at a time.

  • Arnab says:

    Is Mustard oil good for B type?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Mustard is allowed for all the blood type, but I don’t know about mustard oil.

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

  • Megan says:

    Wow this is so interesting. I’m really sad I can’t now eat chicken and pumpkin as I have been eating it everyday for lunch to be healthy. Would this explain my little weight gain and why I am always so tired?

  • Nokuthula Khoza says:

    May I please be helped with type b positive meal plan

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

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

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

  • Reginald L Williams Sr says:

    Wow,so much good news,for ur own bllod type Thank for for showing me what I can use in my garden so I won’t be confused, I thought we all are the same fruits and vegetables to live real life but it’s depending on ur blood type thing is Master Mind Geniuse! Love Father YA-ALLAH!

  • Reginald L Williams Sr says:

    Wow,so much good news,for ur own bllod type

  • JaniceLittlefield 5733279178 says:

    hi,
    thank you for your wisdom, i believe in this process and your efforts are life saving, if people will seek the truth they will find it. I knew something was not right so i sought help and my health is greatly improved, People asked me why, i explain i have a rare blood type and eating the wrong food was killing me. i hope to meet you someday, Bless You and Your Wife

  • Valerie Waller Diemont says:

    Dear dr. Lam, I am curious to know if you have good experience personally or from your patients with the blood type diet. I am currently reading the book of Dr Peter D’adamo. I am wondering if you have seen significant improvements in your patients following the blood type diet?

    • Dr.Lam says:

      The blood type diet has merits, but like all diets, it is best used when customized with the person individually because each of our body can be very different. You can try yourself first and see.

      Dr Lam.

  • Kassandra says:

    Just curious…why no seltzer water?

  • Valerie Waller Diemont says:

    Dear dr. Lam,
    For blood type B, olive oil is allowed but the olives not.
    In the list I see that coconut or coconut water is not allowed, but what about coconut oil?
    Is cold pressed coconut oil allowed (like olive oil)?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Coconut oil is not allow for all blood type.

      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

  • Sahil narula says:

    What about eggs for b+

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      For blood type B, eggs are neutral.

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

  • Valerie Waller Diemont says:

    Is it allowed to drink coffee with blood type B?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      yes, coffee is allowed for Blood type B.

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

  • Janice says:

    Is lemon allowed?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      yes, lemon is allowed for blood type B.

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

  • Jan says:

    how about coconut water? is this allowed for type B?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Coconut or coconut milk is not allowed for all blood type. 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

    • Peter says:

      is it really hard to understand the chart above?

  • Louis says:

    Hello…im a o+ blood tipe. I need a food table for foods that i can eat on a daily basis. Can you advise me on a dieet please.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You can find the food plans from Dr. D’Adamo’s book on Eat Right for Your Blood Type.

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

  • Erin says:

    Is pork fat (lard) okay to cook with?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Pork is not allowed for blood type B. But I don’t know about lard.

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

  • kenneth says:

    What about coca cola? Is it part of beverages I should consume?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Avoid Cola for Blood type B.

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

    • Emma Cardinal says:

      Coca cola should be avoided by everyone in general, when trying to make healthy choices. It’s full of sugar, carbonation, and high-fructose corn syrup. All of which do not promote health in any human body.

  • Chijioke says:

    I am a Type B. I recently came across Dr. Adamo’s blood group healthy diet information a few weeks ago. It has been a real eye-opener for me. I love coconuts but have to give up taking them [or take them sparingly, I suppose]. Being African, there a lot of soups, vegetable and non-vegetable, we consume with processed cassava or yam meals. This chart does not mention how tubers are beneficial (or not) to Type B.

    Is cassava or yam beneficial to Type B persons?

    Also, I am prone to low blood sugar (LBS). My fasting blood sugar test showed that I was below 70mg/dl last time I checked. I drink Coke Zero once a while. My family have a history of diabetes so I am acutely aware of the risks of immodest sugar consumption and avoid the urge to “binge on sugar” even though I am prone to LBS. I eat beans quite often (I love beans, really!) but your chart here says beans is harmful to Type B like me. What bean types can you suggest that I take that are not extremely risky?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Yam is neutral for Blood Type B. Taro and casava is unknown.
      Beans allowed: broad, cannellini, fava, copper, green, navy, lima, northern, red, snap, soy, tamarind, and white.

      Hypoglycemia is a hallmark symptom in Adrenal Fatigue. The body’s ability to regulate sugar balance depends on cortisol and insulin. When the adrenals are weak, cortisol output can become dysfunctional, and low blood sugar can become an issue. Read my article: Adrenal Fatigue and Hypoglycemia

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

      • Chijioke says:

        Thank you Dr. Lam. What Type are you?

      • Misty says:

        You say here that soy beans are allowed. In the book it says no soy products whatsoever. Can we eat soy beans?

        • Dorine Lam RDN says:

          For blood type B, soy and lecithin is allowed, but stay away from tofu.

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

          • ET says:

            You just stated several times above that no soy is allowed. You are directly contradicting that statement here. Please explain using detail.

          • Dorine Lam RDN says:

            You are correct, in many of our articles we do state NO soy is allowed because of the different health condition it is relating to, i.e. estrogen dominant, thyroid issues, GMO issues. The question was whether soy is allowed for Blood Type B, this is an answer just for the Blood Type B diet, which is founded by Dr Peter D’Adamo, not related to other specific health issues.

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

  • Deepali Agrawal says:

    Can i drink barley water as it is good for weight loss?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Blood Type B is to avoid barley. I don’t know what happens with barley water. If you sprout or soak the barley prior to cooking, it does reduce the harmful lectin.

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

  • Tara says:

    I’m a B type who struggles to gain weight, as have my mum and sister who are B and AB. We all LOVE dairy which is interesting looking at how well B types tolerate dairy! Can I eat for my blood type and gain weight? What should I eat most of?

    • Ca says:

      Read the article
      “the biggest factors in weight gain are corn, buckwheat, lentils, peanuts and sesame seeds.”
      You could go for those

      • Liz says:

        I would eat sunflower seeds while watching TV and it gained me 5 pounds in a short time I gave up Sunflower seeds.

  • Ca says:

    I’m a Type B vegetarian and have lactose intolerance, most nuts are not recommended, how could I get enough protein?
    Tomatoes and pomegranates are great antioxidants but it is to be avoid….are there other options?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You can always take dairy and eggs for complete protein, grains do have some protein also. There are many different nuts that Type B can eat – walnuts, pecans, almonds, brazil nut, chestnut, flax, and macademia. All fruits and vegetables has some type of phyonutrients that are good source of antioxidants. Have you tried soaking the beans first overnight, throw away the water, then add more water to cook. That should eliminate a lot of the gas problems related to beans.

  • Bob says:

    Can type B handle wine?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Yes, Type B can handle both red and white wine.

      • ET says:

        You are making such super generic statements. It’s ridiculous. I’m type B and in no way can I tolerate wine, totally allergic. Wow. Really not lending any credit to any of this.

        • Dorine Lam RDN says:

          When you ask a generic question, I am sorry I won’t be able to help you any other way without knowing more.

          As for wine, it is allowed for Blood Type B. But many people can’t tolerate wine because of allergies, or liver congestion. But it doesn’t mean a healthy person should not drink a little wine if it is allowed in the Blood type B diet.

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

  • Aquina Kohlman says:

    Coconuts and avacados are not recommended so does that mean that coconut oil and avacado oil should also be avoided

    • Dr.Lam says:

      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. I found that you also need to avoid coconut oil, I don’t have any information on avocado oil.

      Dr Lam

  • Edward Pitso says:

    Good information , thank you

  • connie kleiman says:

    I did not see eggs. are they allowed on type B

  • Shirlee Bird says:

    can whole peppercorns be used for type B or fresh-ground ok or pepper oil?

    • Dr.Lam says:

      Peppercorn is neutral for Blood Type B.

      • Eula says:

        Can we eat onions on the B diet

        • Dorine Lam RDN says:

          Yes, onion is allowed for blood type B.

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

        • Eula says:

          I have to gout what kind of me can I eat

          • Dorine Lam RDN says:

            Gout is related to high uric acid.

            Heredity, diet and eating large amount of sea salt are possible reasons for increased serum uric acid.

            Foods that are high in purines that can increase serum uric acid are found in animal internal organs. Moderate amount of purine are found in meats, poultry, fish and seafood. Also in vegetables such as spinach, asparagus, mushrooms, cauliflower, beans and peas, oatmeal, wheat germ and wheat bran.

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