What to eat on the Blood Type Diet



A man eating a salad on the Blood Type Diet According to Dr. Peter DÁdamo, author of Eat Right For Your Type, a chemical reaction occurs between your blood and the foods you eat. This reaction is part of your genetic inheritance. This reaction is caused by a factor called Lectins. Lectins, abundant and diverse proteins found in foods, have agglutinating properties that affect your blood. So when you eat a food containing protein lectins that are incompatible with your blood type antigen, the lectins target an organ or bodily system and begin to agglutinate blood cells in that area. The blood type diet is designed to target these specific factors.

Fortunately, most lectins found in the diet are not quite so life threatening, although they can cause a variety of other problems, especially if they are specific to a particular blood type. For the most part your immune systems protect you from lectins. Ninety-five percent of the lectins you absorb from your typical diets are sloughed off by the body. But at least five percent of the lectins you eat are filtered into the bloodstream and different reactions in different organs.

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Blood Type Diet Categories

Your blood type is important on the Blood Type Diet Your blood type diet is the restoration of your natural genetic rhythm. Your blood type diet works because you are able to follow a clear, logical, scientifically researched plan based on your cellular profile. Each food groups are divided into three categories: Highly beneficial (food that acts like Medicine), Foods allowed (food that are no harm to the blood type) and Foods not allowed (food that acts like a Poison)

Select your blood group for a detailed chart:
Type O | Type A | Type B | Type AB
Simpler List
Diet Profile Allowed Limited Food to Avoid For Weight Loss purpose Food That Helps With Weight Loss
Type O High Protein:
Meat eaters
Meat
fish
vegetables
fruit
Grains
beans
legumes
Wheat
corn
kidney beans
navy beans
lentils
cabbage
Brussels sprouts
cauliflower
mustard greens
Kelp
seafood
salt
liver
red meat
kale
spinach
broccoli
Type A Vegetarian Vegetables
tofu
seafood
grains
beans
legumes
fruit
Meat
dairy
kidney beans
lima beans
wheat
Vegetable oil
soy foods
vegetables
pineapple
Type B Balanced omnivore Meat (no chicken)
dairy
grains
beans
legumes
vegetables
fruit
Corn
lentil
peanuts
sesame
seeds
buckwheat
wheat
Greens
eggs
venison
liver
licorice
tea
Type AB Mixed diet in moderation Meat
seafood
dairy
tofu
beans
legumes
grains
vegetables
fruits
Red meat
kidney beans
lima beans
seeds
corn
buckwheat
tofu
seafood
dairy
greens
kelp
pineapple

 

Select your blood group for a detailed chart:
Type O | Type A | Type B | Type AB

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46 Comments

  • Ruby says:

    I am RH negative and just turned 40. I have slowly gained weight over the years but I am at my heaviest. I have tried to modify my diet over the last year by eliminating meat but still see no positive change. Is there a diet I should be following for my blood type?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You need to know what your blood type is: A, B, O or AB in order to be able to follow the Blood Type Diet.

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

  • Miso Magutyana says:

    i tried to diet according to my blood in 2015 but in 2016 i gained all that weight back on even more????? please assist im in distress

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You mean you gained all the weight back when you followed the Blood Type Diet? In that case, you should follow the diet that kept your weight down.
      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 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. However, take them with care and in small amounts.

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

  • brown says:

    i am blood type A and i am suffering from heavy sweating what should i do?

  • Tracy says:

    I am A+ where do I find that list

  • Angel Louis says:

    I am blood type b positive. Can I have white wine or just red

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Red and White wine are neutral for Blood Type B diet.

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

  • Robin says:

    I am blood type o negative. Can I have white wine or just red (in moderation of course) just wondering because the chart given just says ‘wine’ thanks! Btw, I’m pleased to find a nutrition source that basically goes with what my body tells me I need!

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      both red and white wine are neutral for Blood Type O.

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

  • alice odhiambo says:

    i have discovered alot on my blood type as a vegeterian…

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      Good for you. Hopefully it is helpful and let me know if it helps to improve your health.

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

  • Terri says:

    Of all the diets I’ve been on this is the best info I’ve ever sw

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  • Peter Allemann says:

    I’m tired, going to college. However, I feel better when I use the dry sauna before I work out and after I work out. My hypertension, on the other hand, is 175 over 95. I’m taking Hydralazine 50 mg and Lisinopril 5 mg, twice a day.Thank you. Pete Allman -Celebrity Scene News

  • mpho louw says:

    Good day I need a diet for blood B+, Please help as i need to eat according to my blood type.

    Thank you

    Mpho

    • 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

  • Melissa says:

    When I had my daughter almost 22 years ago, I was told my blood type was Rh-. I need want to start eating for my blood type, but not sure if i am still RH-. Would you recommend I get my blood tested to make sure.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You also need to know whether you are blood type O, A, B, or AB. And you can be RH(-) or RH(+) for each blood type.

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

    • Nurse Jess says:

      The RH factor is what give you the positive or negative factor so you can be A positive, A negative, B positive or negative, etc.

  • jose anne says:

    WHAT ABOUT RH NEGATIVE ?? (i am o neg.) THANK YOU!!!!!

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  • Rebecca says:

    I have a question, a little off topic. I donate plasma and am curious if this will have any effect on my success on the diet. Since blood is so important and I just started the diet, does donating plasma give me a sort of clean slate or will it set me back? Why about after I’ve been on the diet awhile? Any thoughts?

    • 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 and causing blood agglutination. If you have been on the diet for some times, there should be less agglutination and better circulation of blood through your body. Either way, it should not affect your plasma donation. Best to consult your doctor further.

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

  • Neree Beal says:

    Can an A blood type use coconut oil?

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      coconut oil is not allowed for ALL blood type.

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

      • Neree Beal says:

        After hearing about a man with severe dementia who was given coconut oil (his wife researched solution for the dementia) he regained a lot of ability…so I got some for my 88 yr old dad who could no longer communicate at all. 2 wks later he was able to communicate in simple words.
        So, at my age I am needing brain help, but in my blood type book said no coconut oil. any help with this?

        • Dorine Lam RDN says:

          I am sorry, I don’t know.
          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

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      No. Blood type A can’t use coconut oil.

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

  • Nombuso Busisiwe Khumalo says:

    Thank you DR your good advice i am group B +i want to know about my diet.

    • Dorine Lam RDN says:

      You can go to my website and I have a detailed guideline on what you should eat and what to avoid for your blood type.
      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

  • jessica says:

    I am a type O, is it ok to consume almond milk? I know cashew milk is not allowed but did not see almonds listed. Thanks

  • Tania Thomas says:

    Hello…

    I am Orh- blood type, female and 46 years old. Would I just follow a diet for O blood type?

  • McKayla says:

    I understand the ins and outs of the diet, but how does it affect supplements? I have adrenal fatigue and like to be cautions when thinking about changing my diet.

    • Dr.Lam says:

      The adrenal fatigue diet is different from blood type diet. Depending on the stage of AFS, there is also tremendous variation. therefore a personalized program is best .

      DR Lam

  • Socrates says:

    I am blood type O and I eat everything. In fasting peroid i am completly vegeterian. And i eat(drink) lots of diary products… I am saying this because i dont believe in this. Lots of food which i must avoid acording to some blood type diets(similar with this), makes me feel awesome when i eat them, with rush of energy… First i tought it was because i am young 25years but then i saw my grandma and rest of my family and they are also O type and they eat every “forbiden food” i eat and they are also full of energy and good will … And explain me this, on few sites its beneficial to eat cashew and here i should avoid it(actually its not allowed for anyone … ? …. ) And its not allowed to drink black tea?! Ok one or 2 bloodtypes but its not allowed for all types….? … I am asking , because i am confused, and i think humans should eat the food which makes him feel good.

    • Dr.Lam says:

      No diet can cover 100% of the people due to tremendous individual variation. This apply to all diets, including blood type. The blood type diet does provide some good guidance, and if you listen to your body and adapt, you will do well.

      Dr Lam

  • Constance McCardle says:

    I am Type A. I have Hashimotos and adrenal issues related to that . I have been told to stay away from soy. What is your opinion ?

    • Dr.Lam says:

      For blood type A, soy is actually beneficial. But when you have Hashimotos, it is best to avoid soy because excessive consumption can affect thyroid function.

  • Dramen says:

    Great article Dr. Lam!! Does someone’s +/- factors impact this at all?