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 B. TYPE O & TYPE A 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.
Characteristics of a B:
Strong Immune System
Tolerant Digestive System
Most Flexible Dietary Choices
Responds Best to Stress with Creativity
Requires a Balance Between Physical and Mental Activity to Stay Lean and Sharp
"You might say that Type B represents a sophisticated refinement in the evolutionary journey, an effort to join together divergent peoples and cultures."
FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN:
Corn - inhibits insulin efficiency, hampers metabolic rate, causes hypoglycemia
Lentils - inhibits insulin efficiency, hampers metabolic rate, causes hypoglycemia
Peanuts - inhibits liver function, hampers metabolic rate, causes hypoglycemia
Sesame Seeds - hampers metabolic rate, causes hypoglycemia
Buckwheat - inhibits digestion, hampers metabolic rate, causes hypoglycemia
Wheat - slows the digestive and metabolic processes, causes food to be stored as fat, not burned as energy, inhibits insulin efficiency
FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS:
Green Vegetables - aid efficient metabolism
Meat - aid efficient metabolism
Liver - aid efficient metabolism
Eggs/Low-fat Dairy Products - aid efficient metabolism
Licorice Tea (NOT licorice supplements) - counters hypoglycemia
"Chicken contains a Blood Type B agglutinating lectin in its muscle tissue. It you're accustomed to eating more poultry than red meat, you can eat other poultry such as turkey or pheasant. Although they are similar to chicken in many respects, neither contains the dangerous lectin."
Lamb, Mutton, Rabbit, Venison
Bacon, Chicken, Cornish Hens, Duck, Goose, Ham, Heart, Partridge, Pork, Quail
Fish is wonderful for Bs. Lots of nutritious oils! But stay clear away from shellfish! No good...no good.
Cod, Flounder, Grouper, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Mackerel, Mahimahi, Monkfish, Ocean Perch, Pickerel, Pike, Porgy, Sardine, Sea Trout, Shad, Sole, Sturgeon and Sturgeon Eggs (Caviar)
Anchovy, Barracuda, Beluga, Bluegill Bass, Clam, Conch, Crab, Crayfish, Eel, Frog, Lobster,Lox, Mussels, Octopus, Oysters, Sea Bass, Shrimp, Snail, Turtle, Yellowtail
DAIRY AND EGGS -
"Type B is the only blood type that can fully enjoy a variety of dairy foods. That's because the primary sugar in the Type B antigen is D-galactosamine, the very same sugar present in milk."
Also, if you like Soy as a B, that is no problem. They are not harmful to you, but they are also not helpful in anyway, so you shouldn't make it a huge part of your diet.
Cottage Cheese, Farmer, Feta, Goat Cheese, Goat Milk, Kefir, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Skim or 2% Milk, Yogurt, Frozen Yogurt
American Cheese, Blue Cheese, Ice Cream, String Cheese
OILS AND FATS -
Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Peanut Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil
NUTS AND SEEDS -
"Most nuts and seeds are not advised for Type Bs. Peanuts, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds, among others, contain lectins that interfere with Type B insulin production."
Cashews, Filberts, Pine nuts, Pistachios, Peanuts, Peanut Butter, Poppy seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame butter (tahini), sesame seeds, Sunflower butter, Sunflower seeds
BEANS AND LEGUMES -
There are a few that TYPE Bs can eat, but the ones on the avoid list do the same as those darn nuts and seeds - they mess up the production of insulin.
Kidney, Lima and Navy Beans
Aduke, Azuki, Black, Garbanzo, and Pinto Beans, Lentils (domestic, red and green), Black-eyed peas
"When Type B is in good balance - that is, following the fundamental tenets of the diet - wheat may not be a problem. However, wheat is not tolerated well by most Type Bs. Wheat contains a lectin that attaches to the insulin receptors in the fat cells, prohibiting insulin from attaching. The result is reduced insulin efficiency and failure to stimulate fat 'burning'."
Millet, Oat bran, Oatmeal, Puffed Rice, Rice Bran, Spelt
Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Cornflakes, Cornmeal, Cream of Wheat, Kamut, Kasha, Rye, Seven-grain, Shredded Wheat, Wheat Bran, Wheat Germ
BREADS AND MUFFINS -
Brown Rice Bread, Essene Bread, Ezekiel Bread, Fin Crisp, Millet, Rice Cakes, Wasa Bread
Wheat Bagels, Corn muffins, Durum Wheat, Multi-grain Bread, 100% Rye Bread, Rye Crisp, Rye Vit, Wheat Bran Muffins, Whole wheat bread
GRAINS AND PASTA -
"I would advise that you moderate your intake of pasta and rice. You won't need many of those nutrients if you're consuming the meat, seafood, and dairy products advised."
Oat Flour, Rice Flour
Buckwheat kasha, Couscous, Barley Flour, Bulgur Wheat Flour, Durum wheat Flour,Gluten Flour, Rye Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Artichoke Pasta, Soba Noodles, Wild Rice
One very important thing:
"Eliminate tomatoes completely from your diet. The tomato is a rare vegetable called a pnhemaglutinan. That means it contains lectins that can agglutinate every blood type. While the tomato lectin has little effect on Type O and Type AB, both Type B and Type A suffer strong reactions, usually in the form of irritations of the stomach lining."
But other than that, feel free to enjoy vegetables - they are at your disposal!
Artichoke, Avocado, Corn, Olives, Pumpkin, Radishes, Sprouts, Tempeh, Tofu, Tomato
Coconuts, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Prickly Pear, Rhubarb, Starfruit
JUICES AND FLUIDS -
Cabbage, Cranberry, Grape, Papaya, Pineapple
Most spices are neutral for Bs.
Cayenne Pepper, Curry, Ginger, Horseradish, Parsley
Allspice, Almond extract, Barley Malt, Cinnamon, Cornstarch, Corn Syrup, Gelatin (plain), White and Black Ground Pepper, Tapioca
The rest are neutral.
MISC BEVERAGES -
Liquor, Seltzer Water, Sodas of all sorts
There are exercise and supplement recommendations as well. If you are a B 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! =]