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General Guidelines for Blood Type AB Blood Type AB individuals are modern eaters. You do best with a mixed diet in moderation. You do well with high protein foods, especially deep ocean fish and vegetables (kelp). Dairy works well for you. These products should be from organically raised animals. In addition, most grains, except corn and buckwheat are fine. Legumes (beans and peas) are good for you. And, last but not least, you need to consume large amounts of fresh, organically raised vegetables, especially green vegetables and their juices as well as fresh, organically raised fruits, especially pineapple, and their juices. Fermented soy products (miso, tempeh, etc.) should be included.
You should avoid red meat, seeds, kidney beans and lima beans.
You need to emphasize calming, centering exercises and activities such as Meditation, Tai Chi, Yoga. Combine these with moderate physical activities such as Cycling and Hiking.
The more faithfully you try to regularly use your best foods and the more you avoid your no foods the more rapidly you will see improvements in your health.
For your convenience, all of your best foods and all of your no foods are listed below. If you do not find a food listed, it is OK to use. Just use it in moderation. Recommended Foods For Blood Type AB All items below in italic are the BEST foods for your blood type. Others are OK foods.
For a more condensed, easier to print, shopping list of foods that are ok for your blood type, click here.
Lean Red Meats: Males: 4-6 oz., Females & Children: 2-5 oz., 1-3 times/week for bothLiver, Lamb (Mutton) and Rabbit. Should be organically raised, free-range, cage-free animals or wild game.
Fish/Seafood: 4-6 oz., 3-5 times/weekAlbacore Tuna, Cod, Grouper, Hake, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Monkfish, Ocean Perch, Pickerel, Pike, Porgy, Rainbow Trout, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Salmon, Sardine, Sea Trout, Shad and Sturgeon.
Poultry/Birds: Males: 4-6 oz., Females & Children: 2-5 oz., 0-2 times/weekTurkey.
Eggs: One, 3-4 times/week (use 2 egg whites for every 1 egg yolk)Eggs should be from free-range, organically raised animals.
Milk: 4-6 ounces, 3-6 times/weekAll are ok, best are: Goat and Kefir
Milk Products: Cheese: 2 ounces 3-4 times/week, Yogurt 4-6 ounces 3-4 times/weekAll are ok, best are: Cottage, Farmer, Feta, Goat, Mozzarella and Ricotta cheeses. Yogurt (frozen, with fruit, etc.)
Fats and Oils: 1 Tablespoon, 4-8 times/week (very active people may require larger amounts)Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic clarified Butter (Ghee) and Organic Coconut Oil (Spectrum Naturals brand.)
Nuts and Seeds: Nuts and Seeds: 6-8, 2-5 times/week, Nut/Seed Butter: 1 Tbsp, 3-7 times/weekChestnuts, Peanuts, Walnuts, Almonds, Brazil, Cashew, Hickory, Litchi, Macadamia, Pignola (Pine) and Pistachios.
Beans and Legumes: 1 Dry Cup, 2-3 times/weekNavy, Pinto, Red, Broad, Cannellini, Copper, Green, Jicama, Northern, Snap, String, Tamarind, White; Lentils (Green, Domestic, Red) and All Peas.
Cereals: 1 dry cup, 2-3 times/weekMillet, Oats, Rice, Spelt, Amaranth, Barley, Cream of Rice, Wheat (Bran, Cream of, Germ, Familia, Farina, Granola, Grape Nuts, Seven-Grain and Shredded.)
Breads, muffins and Crackers: Breads: 1 slice, 0-1 time/day, Muffins: One, 0-1 time/dayBrown Rice, Essene, Ezekiel, Millet, 100% Rye, Rye Vita, Sprouted Wheat, Wasa, Fin Crisp; Rice Cakes, Rye Crisps, Bagels, Durum Wheat, Gluten-Free, High Protein, Ideal Flat, Matzos (Wheat), Multi-Grain, Pumpernickel, Spelt, Whole Wheat, Oat Bran and Wheat Bran.
Grains and Pasta: Both: 1 dry cup, 3-4 times/weekMade with: Oats, Rice (Basmati, Brown, White, Wild Rice), Rye, Sprouted Wheat, Couscous, Barley, Bulgur Wheat, Durum Wheat, Gluten, Graham, Spelt, White, Whole Wheat; Pasta: Semolina, Spinach and Quinoa.
Vegetables: Raw: 1 cup 3-5 times/day, Cooked: 1 cup 3-5 times/dayAlfalfa Sprouts, Beets, Beet Leaves, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Collard Greens, Cucumber, Dandelion, Eggplant, Garlic, Kale, Mustard Greens, Parsley, Parsnips, Sweet Potatoes, Tempeh (Fermented Soy Products) and all Yams. Aside from NO List, all other vegies are OK for your blood type. Vegatables should be from local sources within your state (preferrably within your garden.)
Fruits: 1 fruit (3-5 ounces) 3-4 times/dayBerries (Goose, Logan), Cherries, Cranberries, Figs (Dried & Fresh), Grapes (Black, Concord, Green, Red), Grapefruit, Kiwi, Lemons, Pineapple and Plums (Dark, Green, Red). Aside from NO List, all other fruits are OK for your blood type. Vegatables should be from local sources within your state (preferrably within your garden.) All fruits should be from local sources within your state (preferrably within your garden.)
Juices: 8 ounces 2-3 times/dayCherry (Black), Cranberry, Grape, Papaya, Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Apple, Apple Cider, Apricot, Grapefruit, Pineapple, Prune, Cucumber, Water with Lemon and all other BEST/OK fruits and vegetables listed above.
Water: 8 ounces 4-7 times/dayDrink up to one half your body weight in ounces of pure water and juices per day. Water should not contain any additives such as chlorine and florine and should have a high alkaline pH.
Spices:Curry, Garlic, Horseradish, Miso and Parsley. All Others are OK.
Condiments:Jams & Jellies from any fruits listed above, Mayonnaise, Mustard and Salad Dressing from any ingredients listed above.
Herbal Teas:Alfalfa, Burdock Root, Chamomile, Echinacea, Ginger, Ginseng, Green Tea, Hawthorn, Licorice Root, Rose Hips, Strawberry Leaf. All others OK, especially Dandelion
Miscellaneous Beverages:Coffee (Regular, Decaf), Green Tea (Alternate Green Tea and Coffee), Beer, Club Soda, Seltzer Water and Wine. No Foods (avoid) For Blood Type AB
- Red Meats: Beef, Pork or anything made them.
- Organ Meats: Heart
- Poultry/Birds: Chicken, Cornish Hens or Goose.
- Wild Game: Buffalo, Duck, Partridge, Quail or Venison.
- Fish/Seafood: Anchovy, Barracuda, Beluga, Bluegill Bass, Eel, Flounder, Gray Sole, Haddock, Halibut, Herring (Pickles), Lox (Smoked/Cured Salmon), Sea Bass, Sole, Striped Bass, Yellowtail or Octopus.
- Amphibians: Frog and Turtle
- Crustaceans: All not listed in the BEST/OK section.
Dairy and Eggs:
- Cheese: American, Blue, Brie, Camembert, Parmesan or Provolone Cheeses.
- Other Milk and Milk Products: Butter, Butter Milk, Ice Cream, Sherbet or Whole Milk.
Fats and Oils:Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil or Sunflower Oil.
Nuts and Seeds:
- Nuts: Filberts
- Seeds: Filberts; Seeds: Poppy, Pumpkin, Sesame or Sunflower.
Beans and Legumes:Aduke, Azuki, Black, Fava, Garbanzo, Kidney or Lima beans. Black-Eyed Peas.
Breads, Cereals and Muffins:Kamut and Kasha cereals. Anything made with Buckwheat or Corn.
Grains and Pasta:Soba Noodles, Artichoke Pasta and anything made with Buckwheat or Corn.
Vegetables:Artichoke (Domestic, Jerusalem), Avocado, Corn, Lima Beans, Mushrooms (Abalone, Shiitake), Olives (Black), Peppers (All), Radishes or Sprouts (Mung, Radish.)
Fruits:Bananas, Coconuts, Guava, Mangoes, Oranges, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Prickly Pear, Rhubarb or Starfruit (Carambola.)
Spices:Allspice, Almond Extract, Anise, Barley Malt, Capers, Cornstarch, Corn Syrup, Plain Gelatin, Pepper (Black, Cayenne, Peppercorn, Red Flakes, White), Tapioca or Vinegar (Apple Cider, Balsamic, Red Wine, White) NOTE: Use fresh squeezed lemon juice instead of vinegar.
Condiments:Ketchup, Pickles (Dill, Kosher, Sweet, Sour), Relish or Worcestershire Sauce.
Herbal Teas:Aloe, Coltsfoot, Corn Silk, Fenugreek, Gentian, Hops, Linden, Mullein, Red Clover, Rhubarb, Senna, Shepherd’s Purse or Skullcap.
Miscellaneous Beverages:Liquor (Distilled), Soda (Cola, Diet, Other) or Tea (Black Decaf & Regular.) Supplement Suggestions Below are vitamins and minerals that are especially important for your blood type and foods high in each nutrient. Vitamin C: Berries, Cherries, Grapefruit, Lemon, Pineapple and Broccoli.
Quercetin: Vegetables, especially yellow onions.
Selenium: In small, periodic doses.
Zinc: In small, periodic doses. Found in all BEST/OK Meats (especially Turkey), Eggs and Legumes. Enzyme Replacement TherapyThe following abbreviations stand for enzyme formulas that are used in my practice. You may obtain the name of a local practitioner, trained in using these products, from Enzyme Formulations, Inc.: 1-800-614-4400
Other enzyme formulas of particular benefit include: DGST, HCL, and SMI
Formulas of potential benefit are: LVR, CLM and MSCLR Herbs, Phytochemicals, and Medications Astragalus membranaceous, Chamomile, Echinacea purpurea, Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha), Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) and Valerian Root. Exercise Suggestions for Blood Type ABFind your Resting Heart Rate (RHR) by taking your pulse at either your wrist or at the carotid artery on your neck. Your strongest pulse, on the palm side of your wrist, is on the thumb side, 1-2" below your hand toward your elbow. Your carotid pulse is easy to find while exercising because it really pounds. This pulse can be located about one inch on either side of the middle of the front of your neck, approximately one inch up from your Adam's apple, below your jaw.
The best time to take your RHR is first thing in the morning before getting out of bed (before you sit up or stand up). To calculate your beats per minute, take your pulse for 6 seconds and put a zero at the end of the number of beats that you counted. To be more accurate, you could count the beats for 10 seconds and multiply by 6 or count the beats for 15 seconds and multiply by 4. Keep a record of your first morning RHR for one week. Add the numbers together and divide by 7. Use this number for your AVERAGE RHR. If your first morning RHR is ever 10 beats or more per minute above or below your average RHR, do not do anything strenuous that day or until your first morning RHR is again within 10 beats of your average RHR.
- 2 - 4 VSCLR prior to meals
- 2 CRC and 2 SPL after meals
- 2 ELXR, 2 VSCLR, 2 OPT, and 4 TRMA before bed, upon arising, and/or between meals
Exercise for at least 30 minutes, at least 3 times every week. Try to find more than one
- Choose one or more of the exercises listed on the Optimum Training Rate page for OTR activity(s) for blood type B. Warm Up page for warm up suggestions) to bring your heart rate up to your OTR - 30 BPM (In the above example, that would be 125 - 30 = 95.)
- Practice proper breathing techniques (See the Proper Breathing section below.)
- For the next 5 - 10 minutes, begin your OTR activity very slowly while breathing very deeply through your nose. Keep your heart rate at 30 BPM below your OTR.
- For the next 10 - 20 minutes, continue your OTR activity, but keep your heart rate at or below your OTR while continuing to breathe through your nose only.
- Cool down slowly, using the same or one of the other Warm Up activities the for at least 5 - 10 minutes, to return your heart rate to its warm up level (e.g. 100), before stopping.
OTR Activity that you really like so you can vary your workouts to minimize boredom. Exercise is cumulative. Five to ten minutes of walking after each meal is 15 to 30 minutes of exercise for that day. Proper Breathing When you are born, you naturally breathe through your nose and only your nose. You must learn to breathe through your mouth, generally as the result of some stressful situation that obstructs breathing through your nose. Most adults breathe very shallowly using just their chest muscles. This only fills the middle and upper parts of their lungs. Nose breathing, using your abdominal muscles, is more efficient because it fills more of your lungs and provides more air and, subsequently, more oxygen with each breath.
To relearn proper nose breathing, try the following:
- Inhale normally through your nose.
- As you breathe out through your nose, slightly tighten your throat as if you are lightly snoring.
- Notice that you must contract your abdominal muscles to make the “snoring” sound during your exhale. The tighter you contract your stomach muscles with each exhale, the more resonant the snoring sound. As long as you can make that sound, proper breathing will occur.
- Once you can make this sound with a shallow breath, increase the depth of each breath while making a quality, resonant snoring sound with each exhale. You can also do this on each inhale.
- Practice every chance you get while lying down, sitting, or walking. When it becomes very easy, use this type of breathing, especially during each exhale, during your regular exercise time.