This will conclude our oh so LONG discussion on the book "Eat Right For Your Type" by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo. But, if you have questions feel free to continue to ask.
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 AB. TYPE O & TYPE A & TYPE B were discussed in my previous posts. If you haven't checked it out in a few days, you should look the posts over because I have updated a lot.
The Skinny on a TYPE AB Person:
Modern Merging of A and B
Chameleon's Response to Changing Environmental and Dietary Conditions
Sensitive Digestive Tract
Overly Tolerant Immune System
Responds Best to Stress Spiritually, with Physical Verve and Creative Energy
An Evolutionary Mystery
This is the rarest and newest blood type - only about 2-5% of the population has this type. Thats why I debated even writing about it, but maybe one of you out there is an AB. If you are - please just leave a little comment and tell me, I want to meet an AB =] TYPE AB has qualities of TYPE A and TYPE B and neither. So in a lot of ways they will exhibit qualities of either type but sometimes have completely new qualities. Every blood type diet takes careful consideration and attention to food labels, but this one probably the most.
FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN:
Red Meat - poorly digested (because ABs have the small amount of stomach acid that As have, but Bs adaptation to meat. That creates a bad mix when meat is consumed - it is just stored as fat), stored as fat, toxifies intestinal tract
Kidney Beans - inhibits insulin efficiency, causes hypoglycemia, slows metabolic rate
Lima Beans - inhibits insulin efficiency, causes hypoglycemia, slows metabolic rate
Seeds - causes hypoglycemia
Corn - inhibits insulin efficiency
Buckwheat - causes hypoglycemia
Wheat - decreases metabolism, inefficient use of calories, inhibits insulin efficiency
FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS:
Tofu - promotes metabolic efficiency
Seafood - promotes metabolic efficiency
Dairy - improves insulin production
Green Vegetables - improves metabolic efficiency
Kelp - improves insulin production
Pineapple - aids digestion, stimulates intestinal mobility
MEATS AND POULTRY -
"Like Type A, you do not produce enough stomach acid to effectively digest too much animal protein. Yet, the key for you is portion size and frequency. Type ABs need some meat protein, especially the kinds of meat that represent your B-like heritage - lamb, mutton, rabbit, and turkey, instead of beef. The lectin that irritates the blood and digestive tracts of Type Bs has the same effect on you, so stay away from chicken. Also avoid all smoked or cured meats. These foods can cause stomach cancer in people with low levels of stomach acid, the trait you share with Type As."
Bacon, Beef, Buffalo, Chicken, Cornish Hens, Duck, Goose, Ham, Heart, Partridge, Pork, Veal, Venison, Quail
Cod, Grouper, Hake, Mackerel, MahiMahi, Monkfish, Ocean Perch, Pickerel, Pike Porgy, Rainbow Trout, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Sardine, Sea Trout, Shad, Snail, Sturgeon, Tuna
Anchovy, Barracuda, Beluga, Bluegill Bass, Clam, Conch, Crab, Crayfish, Eel, Flounder, Frog, Haddock, Halibut, Herring, Lobster, Lox, Octopus, Oysters, Sea Bass, Shrimp, Sole, Striped Bass, Turtle, Yellowtail
DAIRY AND EGGS -
You people are lucky - you can easily digest dairy foods, so enjoy! The only thing to watch for is the whole mucus thing - just like TYPE As, TYPE ABs are overproducers of mucus and dairy encourages more mucus production. So watch out for that.
Cottage Cheese, Farmer, Feta, Goat Cheese, Goat Milk, Kefir, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Non-fat Sour Cream, Yogurt
American cheese (I see a trend here, looks like that is good for no one!), Blue Cheese, Brie, Butter, Buttermilk, Camembert, Ice Cream, Parmesan, Provolone, Sherbet, Whole Milk
OILS AND FATS -
Corn Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil
NUTS AND SEEDS -
"Eat them in small amounts and with caution. Although they can be a good supplementary protein source, all seeds contain the insulin-inhibiting lectins that make them a problem for Type Bs. On the other hand, you share the Type A preference for peanuts, which are powerful immune boosters. Type ABs also tend to suffer from gallbladder problems, so nut butters are preferable to whole nuts."
Chestnuts, Peanuts, Peanut Butter, Walnuts
Filberts, Poppy Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Sesame Butter (tahini), Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Butter, Sunflower Seeds
BEANS AND LEGUMES -
Navy, Pinto, Red and Soy Beans, Green Lentils
Aduke, Azuki, Black, Fava, Garbanzo, Kidney and Lima Beans, Black-eyed Peas
"Generally, you do well on grains, even wheat, but need to limit your wheat consumption because the inner kernel of the wheat grain is highly acid forming for Type ABs. Wheat is also not advised if you are trying to lose weight....You'll have to experiment for yourself to determine how much wheat you can eat."
Millet, Oat Bran, Oatmeal, Rice Bran, Puffed Rice, Ryeberry, Spelt
Buckwheat, Cornflakes, Cornmeal, Kamut, Kasha
BREADS AND MUFFINS -
Brown Rice Bread, Essene Bread, Ezekiel Bread, Fin Crisp, Millet, Rice Cakes, 100% Rye Bread, Rye Crisps, Rye Vita, Soy Flour Bread, Sprouted Wheat Bread, Wasa Bread
GRAINS AND PASTA -
"Type AB benefits from a diet rich in rice rather than pasta, although you may have semolina or spinach pasta once or twice a week."
Oat Flour, Rice Flour, Rye Flour, Sprouted Wheat Flour, Basmati Rice, Brown Rice, White Rice, Wild Rice
Buckwheat kasha, Barley Flour, Artichoke Pasta, Soba Noodles
"Fresh vegetables are an important source of phytochemicals, the natural substances in foods that have a tonic effect in cancer and heart disease prevention - diseases that afflict Type As and Type ABs more often as a result of weaker immune systems."
Artichoke, Avocado, Corn, Lima Beans, Black Olives, All Peppers, Radishes, Mung Sprouts, Radish Sprouts
Bananas, Coconuts, Guava, Mangoes, Oranges, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Prickly Pears, Rhubarb, Starfruit
JUICES AND FLUIDS -
An interesting recommendation -
"Type AB should begin each day by drinking a glass of warm water with the freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon to cleanse the system of mucus accumulated while sleeping. The lemon water also aids elimination."
Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Black Cherry, Cranberry, Grape, Papaya
Allspice, Almond Extract, Anise, Barley Malt, Capers, Cornstarch, Corn Syrup, Gelatin, Pepper of all kinds, Tapioca, Vinegar - only white
Ketchup, Pickles of all kinds, Relish, Worcestershire Sauce
MISC BEVERAGES -
Coffee - Regular and Decaf, Green Tea
Liquor, Soda of all kinds, Black Tea - regular and decaf
There are exercise and supplement recommendations as well. If you are an AB 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! =]