Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Blood Type O

If you care for the info, feel free to read. But since it is so long you may only want to read it unless you or someone you know is a TYPE O. What can I say, gotta share the info!

The DL on O's:
Meat Eater
Hardy Digestive Tract
Overactive Immune System
Intolerant to Dietary and Environmental Adaptations
Responds Best to Stress with Intense Physical Activity
Requires an Efficient Metabolism to Stay Lean and Energetic

"TYPE O's thrive on intense physical activity and animal protein." The reason it is discouraged to consume large amounts of animal proteins in this world is that they are fatty and pumped with chemicals. So, if you are an O, that means chose lean, chemical free, organic, free range meats, poultry and fish!

FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN:
Wheat Gluten - interferes with insulin efficiency and slows metabolic rate
Corn - interferes with insulin efficiency and slows metabolic rate
Kidney Beans - impairs calorie utilization
Navy Beans - impairs calorie utilization
Lentils - inhibits proper nutrient metabolism
Cabbage - inhibits thyroid hormone
Brussel Sprouts - inhibits thyroid hormone
Cauliflower - inhibits thyroid hormone
Mustard Greens - inhibits thyroid production

FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS:
Kelp - contains iodine, increases thyroid hormone production
Seafood - contains iodine, increases thyroid hormone production
Iodized Salt - contains iodine, increases thyroid hormone production
Liver - B-vitamin source, aids efficient metabolism
Red Meat - aids efficient metabolism
Kale, Spinach, Broccoli - aids efficient metabolism

MEAT -
Highly Beneficial:
Beef, Buffalo, Heart, Lamb, Liver, Mutton, Veal,Venison

Avoid:
Bacon, Goose, Ham, Pork

Be aware of portion sizes! Don't eat 20oz of meat at a meal or anything! Try to stick with 6oz/meal. TYPE O's can effectively digest meats and proteins because of high amounts of stomach acid. If meat consumption is not balanced with a proper amount of veggies and fruits, you will have over-acidification which can cause irritation and ulcers.

SEAFOOD -
Avoid:
Barracuda, Catfish, Caviar, Conch, Herring (pickled), Lox (smoked salmon), Octopus

"Fish oils can be very effective in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, such as colitis [inflammed colon] or Crohn's disease, to which Type Os are susceptible. Many seafoods are also excellent sources of iodine, which regulates the thyroid function. Type Os typically have unstable thyroid functions, which cause metabolic problems and weight gain. Make seafood a major component of the Type O diet."

DAIRY AND EGGS -
"Type Os should severely restrict their use of dairy products. Their system is ill designed for their proper metabolism, and there are no highly beneficial foods in this group."

Avoid:
American Cheese, Blue Cheese, Brie, Buttermilk, Camembert, Casein, Cheddar, Colby, Cottage, Cream Cheese, Edam, Emmenthal, Goat milk, Gouda, Gruyere, Ice Cream, Jarlsburg, Kefir, Monterey jack, Munster, Parmesan, Provolone, Neufchatel, Ricotta, Skim or 2% milk, String Cheese, Swiss, Whey, Whole Milk, Yogurt - all varieties

OILS AND FATS -
Highly Beneficial:
Linseed (Flaxseed) Oil, Olive Oil

Avoid:
Corn oil, Cottonseed oil, Peanut oil, Safflower oil

Oils can aid in elimination (POOP!) as well as have positive effects on heart and blood vessels. Could even help reduce cholesterol!

NUTS AND SEEDS -
Highly Beneficial:
Pumpkin Seeds, Walnuts

Avoid:
Brazil, Cashew, Litchi, Peanuts, Peanut Butter, Pistachios, Poppy Seeds

BEANS AND LEGUMES -
Highly Beneficial:
Aduke Beans, Azuki Beans, Pinto Beans, Black-eyed Peas

Avoid:
Copper Beans, Kidney Beans, Navy Beans, Tamarind Beans, Lentils (green, red and domestic)

"In general, beans inhibit the metabolism of other more important nutrients, such as those found in meat. They also tend to make muscle tissue slightly less acidic, and Type Os usually perform better when muscle tissues are somewhat more acidic. This is not to be confused with the acid/alkaline reaction that occurs in your stomach. In that case, the few highly beneficial beans are exceptions. They actually promote the strengthening of the digestive tract and promote healing of ulcerations - a Type O problem because of the high levels of stomach acid. Even so, eat beans in moderation, as an occasional side dish."

CEREALS -
Whole wheat products do not fare well for you Os. Remember lectins? Well, whole wheat products contain lectins in them that react with your blood and digestive tract and prevents absorption of beneficial nutrients that are being consumed. As a result, it is recommended to completely rid a TYPE O diet of whole wheats.

Avoid:
Cornflakes, Cornmeal, Cream of Wheat, Familia, Farina, Grape Nuts, Seven-grain, Shredded Wheat, Wheat bran, Wheat germ

BREADS AND MUFFINS -
Highly Beneficial:
Essene Bread, Ezekiel Bread (both in frozen food section)

Avoid:
Wheat Bagels, Corn muffins, Durum wheat, English muffins, High-protein bread, Wheat Matzos, Multi-grain bread, Pumpernickel, Sprouted Wheat bread, Wheat bran muffins, Whole wheat bread

GRAINS AND PASTA -
Avoid:
Bulgur wheat flour, Couscous flour, Durum wheat flour, Gluten flour, Graham flour, Soba noodles, Semolina pasta, Spinach Pasta, White Flour, Whole Wheat Flour

VEGETABLES -
If you want the highly beneficial list, ask me for it, it is kind of long. That's a good thing though!

Avoid:
Avocado, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Corn, Eggplant, Mushroom, Mustard Greens, Olives, Potatoes, Sprouts

FRUITS -
Highly Beneficial:
Figs - dried and fresh, Plums - dark, green or red, prunes

Avoid:
Blackberries, Coconuts, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Oranges, Plantains, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Tangerines

JUICES AND FLUIDS -
Highly Beneficial:
Black Cherry, Pineapple, Prune

Avoid:
Apple, Apple cider, Cabbage, Orange

SPICES -
Highly Beneficial:
Carob, Curry, Dulse, Kelp, Parsley, Cayenne Pepper, Turmeric

Avoid:
Capers, Cinnamon, Cornstarch, Corn Syrup, Nutmeg, Black ground and white pepper, Vanilla, Vinegar of all sorts

CONDIMENTS -
Avoid:
Ketchup, Dill, sweet, kosher and sour pickles, Mayonnaise, Relish

MISC BEVERAGES -
Highly Beneficial:
Seltzer Water

Avoid:
Coffee - regular and decaf, liquor, all sodas, Black Tea - regular and decaf

There are exercise and supplement recommendations as well. If you are an O and want that, give me your email address and I will email it to you! Remember that if a certain food in a food group is not listed, that means it is neutral to your body. Does no harm but does not have highly beneficial qualities. But don't not eat neutral foods! You need a balance so you have to eat the highly beneficials and neutrals. Don't let this scare you! Start at one place and go from there. It takes time and don't expect change to be immediate! =]

8 comments:

Gwyn said...

so interesting! in some ways, this type is cool, but in others, it sucks! no strawberries?

Julie said...

i know, its unfortunate that our bodies cannot deal with all the stuff that tastes good!

Jennifer D. said...

This rings so true for me! My thyroid is all out of whack, dairy kills me (even though love it and eat it). Always the stuff we love. Go figure, my blood type has weight gain issues...LOL

Anonymous said...

I know it says all varieties of yogurts but what about Greek yogurt? I'm gluten intolerant and corn intolerant so my diet is limited as it is. Yogurt has been a satisfying convenient snack! Ugh I feel like I can't eat anything? What negative effect does yogurt have for Type Os?...thanks :)

Brandiann Hernandez said...

The app "eat right for your blood type" says cabbaGe, apple cider vinager, is fine. I'm a bit confused on weather to have it or not. Same applies for strawberries.

Dakini Crystal said...

Hi Julie, please can you send me the rest of the info on veggies and exercise you mentioned on the O blood type diet? I would appreciate it! Please email it to crystalvr at gmail.com.
Thanks Julie! Great blog.

ProudMommy_5 said...

I would also love a list of veggies and exercises. I love to run, and do lots of cardio so I hope I can keep going.

ProudMommy_5 said...

oops I forgot my email
jessica.campos78@yahoo.com