Healthy Eating: A Food Guide Based on Blood Type for Students

November 2, 2017

You must be thrilled to be a part of the action on college campus! Isn’t it?

Not exactly? You get exhausted?

But you always eat healthy, survive on nutritious snacks between lectures and hit the college gym whenever you get time. Then why do you think you are you still plagued with midday lethargy, digestion disorder or other health challenges?

It’s time you try out something else – maybe following a diet based on your blood type. Sounds doltish? Many people used to think the same until neuropath Peter J. D’Adamo wrote a whole book on this theory – Eat Right 4 Your Type. It’s been a huge hit with Hollywood celebs like Liz Hurley, Courtney Cox, Cheryl Cole, Sir Cliff Richard and many others who have witnessed remarkable results. If you too want to digest food more effectively, feel energetic all the time and keep health issues at bay, here’s what Dr D’Adamo recommends!

Dr. D’Adamo’s claim is that each blood type has its unique antigen marker (a substance that our body identifies as being alien). And this marker reacts badly with certain food items, landing the person with various kinds of diseases.

Blood Type O

Generally, people (including students) with O type, are known for their leadership qualities and energetic nature because type Os are successors of hunter-gatherers, who lived during 50,000 B.C. Their staple food was animal protein as they had to endure a strenuous lifestyle. Hence, Os should always follow a high-protein and low-carbohydrate diet. Here is what should be and should not be on your plate if you have blood type O:

Meat and Poultry

Beneficial Avoidable
Beef Pork
Lamb Ham
Mutton Bacon
Veal Goose
Cod Sole
Mackeral Catfish
Snapper Octopus
Sardines Smoked salmon
Swordfish
Red Snapper
Salmon

Daily Products and Eggs

Beneficial Avoidable
Mozzarella Cheese Milk-semi, skimmed, skimmed
Goat’s milk
Cottage cheese
Yogurt

 

Oils and Fats

Beneficial Avoidable
Olive oil Corn oil
Groundnut oil
Safflower oil

 

Nuts and Seeds

Beneficial Avoidable
Pumpkin seeds Cashew nuts
Walnuts Peanuts
Peanut butter
Brazil nuts

 

Beans

Beneficial Avoidable
Black eyed beans Kidney beans
Soya beans

 

Bread

Beneficial Avoidable
Sprouted-wheat essence bread Multi grain bread
Corn muffins

 

Vegetables and sprouts

Beneficial Avoidable
Broccoli Avocado
Garlic Cabbage
Leeks Cauliflower
Okra Potatoes
Onions Mushrooms
Persley Sweetcorn
Peppers
Pumpkin
Spinach
Sweet Potatoes

 

Fruits  

Beneficial Avoidable
Plums Melons – Honeydew, Cantaloupe
Figs Oranges
Prunes Strawberries
Plums Coconuts

 

Blood Type A

When hunter-gatherer ‘O’s started decreasing in number, our ancestors began taking semi-vegan approach through farming and harvesting. This is why this blood type has digestive enzymes and bacteria that digest grains and plants easily unlike other blood types which face difficulties in breaking them down. This is one of the reasons why students with ‘A’ blood type should follow the vegetarian diet while avoiding dairy products. As they trace their origin to farming communities, students and adults belonging to this blood group are generally hardworking, responsible and calm. Here’s what they should eat and what they must avoid eating:

Meat and poultry

Beneficial Avoidable
Cod Lamb
Salmon Beef
Mackerel Veal
Red snapper Mutton
Sardines Pork
Grouper Duck
Carp Quail
Sea trout Ham
Rabbit
Goose
Clams
Crab
Crayfish
Eels
Haddock
Lobster
Mussels
Scallops
Sole
Squid
Catfish
Octopus

 

Dairy Products and Eggs

Beneficial Avoidable
Soya Milk Milk-whole
Milk-semi skimmed and skimmed
Butter
Cottage cheese
Cheddar cheese
Ice Cream

 

Oils and Fats

Beneficial Avoidable
Olive oil Sesame oil
Corn oil
Groundnut oil
Safflower oil

 

Nuts and Seeds

Beneficial Avoidable
Peanuts Cashew nuts
Peanut butter Brazil nuts
Pumpkin seeds

 

Beans

Beneficial Avoidable
Black eyed beans Chick peas
Black beans Kidney beans
Red soya beans

 

Cereals

Beneficial Avoidable
Buckwheat Wheat bran
Wheatgerm

 

Bread and Muffins

Beneficial Avoidable
Sprouted-wheat essence bread Multi grain bread
Whole wheat bread

Grains

Beneficial Avoidable
Rice flour Plain flour
Oat Flour Self-rising
Whole wheat flour

 

Vegetables and Sprouts

Beneficial Avoidable
Broccoli Yams
Onions Tomatoes
Okra Mushrooms (cultivated)
Parsley Chili Peppers
Garlic Mushrooms
Pumpkin Sweet potatoes
Tofu Potatoes
Ginger Peppers
Spinach Cabbage

 

Fruits

Beneficial Avoidable
Pineapple Bananas
Apricots Mangoes
Plums Melons
Cherries Papaya
Grapefruit Oranges
Figs Coconuts
Lemons
Prunes

 

Blood Type B

Type B possesses characteristic traits like being individualistic, relaxed and unconventional maybe due to the behavior of our ancestors. In 10,000 B.C, our progenitors left their farms and started travelling the world. They moved from one place to another like hippies. This is the reason why ‘B’s get away with eating anything. However, students with blood group B must avoid processed food. And it is recommended that ‘B’s keep small amount of carbohydrate-rich foods in their diet. Here’s a detailed view:

Meats and Poultry

Beneficial Avoidable
Lamb Chicken
Rabbit Ham
Cod Duck
Mutton Goose
Mackerel Bacon
Grouper Anchovy
Sardines Quail
Haddock Duck
Sea trout Pork
Clams
Eels
Lobster
Oysters
Frog’s legs
Octopus
Prawns
Oysters

 

Dairy Products and Eggs

Beneficial Avoidable
Eggs Ice Cream
Milk-skimmed, semi skimmed
Goat’s milk
Cottage cheese
Mozzarella Chese
Yogurt

 

Oils and Fats

Beneficial Avoidable
Olive Oil Sesame oil
Corn oil
Groundnut oil
Safflower oil
Sunflower oil

 

Nuts and Seeds

Beneficial Avoidable
Almonds Hazelnuts
Chestnuts Sesame seeds
Macadamia nuts   Sunflower seeds
Brazil nuts Cashew nuts
Walnuts Peanuts
Peanut butter

 

Beans

Beneficial Avoidable
Kidney Beans Black eyed beans
Black beans
Chick peas

 

Cereals

Beneficial Avoidable
Oat bran Buckwheat
Oatmeal Wheat bran
Rice bran Cornflakes
Rice puffed Barley
Wheat germ

 

Bread and Muffins

Beneficial Avoidable
Sprout-wheat essence bread Whole wheat bread
Brown rice bread Multi grain bread
Corn muffins

 

Grains and Pastas

Beneficial Avoidable
Rice flour Barley flour
Oat flour Tapioca four
Wholewheat flour

 

Vegetables and Sprouts

Beneficial Avoidable
Broccoli Avocado
Cabbage Tofu
Cauliflower Pumpkin
Parsley Tomatoes
Peppers Sweet corn
Sweet Potatoes Mung bean sprouts
Yams
Beat roots
Carrots

 

Fruits

Beneficial Avoidable
Bananas Persimmons
Grapes Star fruits
Cranberries Coconuts
Papaya
Pineapple
Plums

 

Blood Type AB

AB is the newest addition to blood groups which evolved only 1000 years ago. It is also the rarest in group which is 5% of the whole population. Students, belonging to this blood type, should eat a combination of foods recommended by both ‘A’s and ‘B’s. But it is someway confusing because blood type B allows to eat a varied type of foods whereas ‘A’s should follow a semi-vegetarian diet. This might be the reason why ‘AB’ blood type people are hard to read. Other prominent traits they carry are trustworthy and volatile. But one thing the ‘AB’ blood types should keep in mind while planning their diet is they have type B’s adaption to meats and A’s low stomach acids which often allows the body to store the meat as fat. Hence for ‘AB’ students, the staple food should be veggies, seafood and turkey with a small amount of red meat.

Meat and Poultry

Beneficial Avoidable
Turkey Beef
Lamb Pork
Rabbit Veal
Cod Chicken
Mackerel Quail
Tuna Ham
Sadines Bacon
Grouper Goose
Red Snapper Crab
Sea trout Anchovy
Clams
Eels
Lobsters
Sea bass
Oysters

 

Dairy Products and Eggs

Beneficial Avoidable
Eggs Butter
Goat’s Milk Ice cream
Cottage cheese
Mozzarella cheese  

 

Oils and Fats

Beneficial Avoidable
Olive oil Sesame oil
Corn oil
Safflower oil
Sunflower oil

 

Nuts and Seeds

Beneficial Avoidable
Chestnuts Hazelnuts
Peanuts Sesame seeds
Peanut butter Sunflower seeds
Walnuts Pumpkin seeds

 

Beans

Beneficial Avoidable
Soya beans Black eyed beans
Red soya beans Black beans
Kidney beans

 

Cereals

Beneficial Avoidable
Oat bran Cornflakes
Oat meal Buckwheat
Rice bran Wheat germ
Rice puffed

 

Bread and Muffins

Beneficial Avoidable
Sprouted wheat essence bread Corn muffins

 

Grains and Pastas

Beneficial Avoidable
Rice flour Barley flour
Brown rice Tapioca flour
Oat flour

 

Vegetables and Spouts

Beneficial Avoidable
Broccoli Avocado
Cauliflower Chili peppers
Celery Peppers
Garlic Sweet corn
Sweet potatoes Mung bean spouts
Cucumber
Beat roots
Yams

 

Fruits

Beneficial Avoidable
Cranberries Guava
Grapes Bananas
Cherries Mangoes
Figs Coconuts
Plums Persimmons
Star fruit

 

Note:

Foods categorized in ‘Beneficial’ section are recommended to keep your body healthy and fit and help you fight all diseases. On the other hand, foods listed under the ‘Avoidable’ column should be shunned from the diet. The food items not mentioned in any of the column are neutral on the body. They neither bring much health benefits nor act as health adversaries.

So that was it! Your diet is now chalked out according to your blood type. We know it will take times to assemble your diet if you want to follow Dr. D’Adamo’s advice. But there is hardly any element of doubt that it will give students like you a positive result in the long run as much as it will benefit the adults.

 

Author: Abigail Hayes

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