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Diet for B Positive Blood Type

Diet for B Positive Blood Type

It would never strike to us, that our blood type or blood group can also be a consideration for diets. Well, to give you a glimpse, we have compiled some facts on a B positive blood type diet.
Dhanashree Patane
Don't look startled, when I say, there is a diet specially designed for your blood group. But, I know it still feels unusual to know that our blood group can actually make a difference in the metabolism and reaction to different foods. According to the recent study by a naturopathic physician, Peter D'Adamo, blood group and diets are somehow linked. A few studies have concluded that, just like genes, blood type too, has a relation with bodily functions. There is a specific pattern of the reaction of different blood groups on the digestive enzymes in our body. It is believed that the antigens in the blood do not directly affect the digestive cycle, but it is the genes that comprise a specific blood type, that influence the metabolism. Following a diet that is apt for a specific blood type, the body will feel more healthy and develop a strong immunity. Most of the facts that are claimed in this theory do have scientific evidence. However, there still are certain facts that need strong scientific proof.
Well, the concept of a blood type diet has become popular and acceptable among many people. For those with a 'B' positive blood group, there is a wide platform of foods to choose from, so a balanced and healthy diet can be followed. So let's get you served with the best foods recommended for this blood type.
Foods to Eat
  • Lamb
  • Mutton
  • Beef
  • Turkey
  • Venison
  • Veal
  • Salmon
  • Trout
  • Flounder
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Sole
  • Oatmeal Rice
  • Spelt
  • Rice cakes
  • Brown Bread
  • Fin Crisp
  • Curry
  • Rose hips
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Green Tea
  • Feta
  • Kefir
  • Olive Oil
  • Pineapples
  • Bananas
  • Cranberries
  • Papaya
  • Plums
  • Grapes
Foods to Avoid
  • Chicken
  • Patridge
  • Goose
  • Duck
  • Black-eyed peas
  • Mussels
  • Barracuda
  • Octopus
  • Wheat products (flour, bread, noodles)
  • Cream of wheat
  • Rye
  • Radish
  • Lentils
  • Artichoke
  • Corn
  • Barley
  • Muffins
  • Bagels
  • Peanuts
  • Sesam
  • Cottonseed
  • Safflower
  • Canola
  • Tomatoes
  • Buckwheat
  • Olives (pickled and cured)
  • Pumpkin
  • Avocado
  • Coconut
  • Pomegranates
  • Rhubarb
  • Prickly pear
  • Persimmons
  • Star fruit
  • Cinnamon
  • Almond extract
  • Pepper
  • Aloe
  • Fenugreek
  • Cornstarch
  • Allspice
  • Gelatin
  • American cheese
  • String cheese
It is strongly advised that you consult your doctor before following this diet. While, many people claim this diet to be extremely beneficial, it does seem to show a few foods in a negative light. It claims that all the foods that need to be avoided by a certain blood type, and somehow harmful to the system, however, on closer inspection, one might realize that those are really not all that harmful at all, at ties they are even quite beneficial. It also advises against the use of spices, but research has time and again shown that moderate use of spices in meals actually helps in boosting the immune system.
Also, the diet plan does not present concessions or alternatives in case of people with health problems. If one were to compare diabetes patients of different blood groups, and their correspondingly different diet plans, it is obvious that the diet does not take any health disorders or diseases into consideration. However, this diet does seem beneficial if the sole aim of the person is to lose weight, since there would be easier weight loss on account of the reduced fat and carbohydrate intake of the person following this diet.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a dietitian or nutritionist.