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Blood type diet

Developed by Peter D'Adamo, the Blood Type Diet is based on the notion that your ABO group is the most important factor in determining healthy meal plans.

Though widely derided by dieticians, physicians, and nutritional scientists as having no scientific basis, D'Adamo insists that the blood type diet follows the fact that each group have different dietary recommendations, as follows:

  • Group O: The hunter, the earliest human blood group detailed in the blood group diet. These muscular, active people prefer a meat-rich Paleolithic diet.

  • Group A: The cultivator, this more recently evolved type dates from the dawn of agriculture and prefer a vegetarian diet free of red meat.

  • Group B: The nomad, with a strong immune system and a flexible digestive system, they are the only ones who can thrive on dairy products.

  • Group AB: The enigma, the most recently evolved group, their dietary needs are somewhere between groups A and B.

Pros : Blood group diet

A thorough diet plan review of the Blood Type Diet suggests that there is little to recommend the Blood Type Diet - you may stumble across a diet that suits you, but it will only be by chance.

On the other hand, following some of these diet meal plans could be harmful - for example he recommends that Type B's of Asian descent should incorporate dairy products into their diet, despite the fact that many non-Caucasians are intolerant of dairy products due to the lack of lactase enzymes in their intestinal cells.

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Publications : blood group diet

In his book, D'Adamo makes a persuasive argument that blood type is an evolutionary marker that tells you which foods your body will best process. He covers the four main blood types, and offers a selection of recipes ranging from entr?es to desserts, condiments to seasonings, plus blood type-specific exercise and lifestyle recommendations.

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Example recipes : blood group diet

20-minute meat loaf (Blood Types A,O)


  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/2 cup onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 roasted nori (dried seaweed leaves) torn into small pieces
  • 3/4 pound ground white meat turkey
  • 1 egg white
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (Type O)

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Verdict : blood group diet

A diet plans review suggests that if you are the type of person who uses astrology charts to make major decisions in your life, then you may like this approach. If, however, you prefer to base your eating upon something with a little more scientific credibility, there are many better choices.