Blood Type B – Dietary Advice

BLOOD TYPE B – DIETARY ADVICE 

This blood group particularly likes to have a balanced diet of animal proteins and vegetables and has a most flexible dietary choice.  But unfortunately this blood group is also prone to the following diseases Chronic Fatigue (ME), Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus. The other major problem for this blood group is their inability to maintain their body weight therefore follow the dietary chart to keep this from becoming a major issue.

Water in itself should have a special mention.  Our bodies need water constantly for cleansing and replenishing the body systems, without water we would die.  It goes without saying that we should drink on average between 1 to 2 litres per day depending on your activity and lifestyle.

Foods that Encourage Weight Gain

  • Chicken
  • Corn
  • Buckwheat
  • Lentils
  • Peanuts
  • Sesame seeds

These foods will make you feel more tired because of insulin deficiency and you are more likely to suffer with fluid retention.

Foods that Encourage Weight Loss

  • Green vegetables
  • Meats and liver
  • Eggs
  • Liquorice tea

These foods aid efficient metabolism.

Meat

This blood type can suffer with fatigue and/or immune deficiencies therefore they should eat lamb, mutton or rabbit several times a week in preference to beef or turkey. Chicken can be worse for this blood type because of the agglutinating lectin in the muscle tissue which then can slow your system down and add to weight gain.

Seafood

This blood group thrives on whole seafood especially the deep sea fish like cod and salmon which are rich in oils. Avoid all shellfish – crab, lobster, prawns, mussels which contain lectins that are disruptive to the system.

Dairy Products

This blood group is the only type to fully enjoy a variety of dairy foods. This is because of the primary sugar in the Type B antigen is D-galactosamine – the sugar present in milk. However there are some that may be susceptible to intolerances if they have a Type A of Asian or African descent. Many Africans can also be lactose intolerant.

Oils and Fats

Olive oil in the diet will encourage proper digestion and healthy elimination. Use ghee instead of butter and avoid sesame, sunflower and corn oils.

Nuts and Seeds

Most nuts and seeds are not advisable for this blood type because they contain lectins that interfere with insulin production. 

Beans and Pulses

This blood group can eat some beans and pulses but many such as lentils, chickpeas, pinto and black-eyed beans contain lectins that interfere with the production of insulin so be vary wary of these.

Cereals

Wheat is not tolerated well by this blood group as the lectin in wheat deposits itself into the muscle tissue making the body less efficient in burning calories.  Wheat also depresses the metabolic rate and consequently gets stored as fat. This blood group should also avoid rye which settles in the vascular system which can be a potential for strokes. 

Breads, Crispbreads, Grains & Pastas

Avoid wheat, corn products, buckwheat and rye. A moderate intake of pasta, breads and rices would be better and if possible gluten free and organic.

Vegetables, Sprouts and Fresh Herbs

These foods should be eaten several times a day to aid the immune system. Tomatoes and sweetcorn should be avoided at all costs. Since this blood type is more vulnerable to viruses;  eat plenty of green leafy vegetables which contain magnesium, which is also helpful if you suffer with ezcema

Fruits

Freshly squeezed lemon juice in warm water is ideal for this blood type as this will help in elimination of toxins in the blood. Pineapple is especially good for this blood type.

Spices, Herbs & Flavourings

Avoid barley, malt sweeteners, cornflour and cinnamon as these irritate the stomach. Eat white, brown sugars, honey and molasses in moderation and treat chocolate as a condiment not a main course!

Herbal Teas & Beverages

This blood group does not get any nutritional benefit from this section except ginger, peppermint and ginsing. Liquorice is particularly good for ME/Chronic Fatigue sufferers. Although beverages do no harm they do not help the body to its maximum effect so keep these to a minimum.

Supplements

If you stick to the food chart then you are already onto a more positive lifestyle.  The following supplements however might need to be added to your diet for extra protection.

  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium

Just one last thing …

Remember that your body is unique and some foods may differ from the attached chart.  Your parents and your grandparents genetics play an important part in your makeup therefore gradually go through the list to eliminate the foods that are not beneficial to your body first.  This will help you achieve a positive and healthier lifestyle quickly with less intolerances and allergies.