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Blood Type B

Blood Type B

According to Dr. Peter DÁdamo, author of Eat Right For Your Type, a chemical reaction occurs between your blood and the foods you eat. This reaction is part of your genetic inheritance. This reaction is caused by a factor called Lectins. Lectins, abundant and diverse proteins found in foods, have agglutinating properties that affect your blood. So when you eat a food containing protein lectins that are incompatible with your blood type antigen, the lectins target an organ or bodily system and begin to agglutinate blood cells in that area. Different lectins target different organs and body system.

Fortunately, most lectins found in the diet are not quite so life threatening, although they can cause a variety of other problems, especially if they are specific to a particular blood type. For the most part your immune systems protect you from lectins. Ninety-five percent of the lectins you absorb from your typical diets are sloughed off by the body. But at least five percent of the lectins you eat are filtered into the bloodstream and different reactions in different organs.

Your blood type diet is the restoration of your natural genetic rhythm. Your blood type diet works because you are able to follow a clear, logical, scientifically researched plan based on your cellular profile. Each food groups are divided into three categories: Highly beneficial ( food that acts like Medicine), Foods allowed (food that are no harm to the blood type) and Foods not allowed (food that acts like a Poison)

The sturdy and alert Type Bs are usually able to resist many of the most severe diseases common to modern life, such as heart disease and cancer. In fact, a Type B who carefully follows the recommended diet can often bypass severe disease and live a long and healthy life. Type Bs are more prone to immune-system disorders such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

For Type Bs, the biggest factors in weight gain are corn, buckwheat, lentils, peanuts and sesame seeds. These foods have different lectin that affect the efficiency of the metabolic process, resulting in fatigue, fluid retention, and hypoglycemia. The gluten lectin in wheat germ and whole wheat products also adds to the problems cause by other metabolism-slowing foods.

It is important to leave off chicken for Type Bs. Chicken contains a Blood Type B agglutinating lectin in its muscle tissue, which attack the bloodstream and potentially lead to strokes and immune disorders. Type Bs thrive on deep-ocean fish, but should avoid all shellfish. The shellfish contain lectins that are disruptive to the Type B system.

Type B is the only blood type that can fully enjoy a variety of dairy foods. Most nuts and seeds (especially peanuts, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds) are not advised for Type Bs., they contain lectins that interfere with Type B insulin production.

Wheat is not tolerated well by most Type Bs. They contain a lectin that reuce insulin efficiency and failure to stimulate fat "burning". Rye contains a lectin that settles in the vascular system, causing blood disorders and potentially strokes. Corn and buckwheat are major factors in Type B weight gain, they contribute to a sluggish metabolism, insulin irregularity, fluid retention, and fatigue.

Eliminate tomatoes completely from Type B diet. It has lectins that irritate the stomach lining. Fruits and vegetables are generally well tolerated and should be taken generously.

Characteristics of Type B - Best on Balanced Omnivores Diet

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Most Beneficial

Food allowed

Food not allowed

Meat and Poultry

These meats contains a Type B blood agglutinating lectin.

Chicken, Cornish hens, Duck, Goose, Patridge, Quail, Pork

These meats help to boost the immune system

lamb, mutton, Venison, Rabbit

Give up chicken, but use these meats instead

Beef, Pheasant, Turkey, Veal

Seafood

Deep-ocean fish and white fish are great for Type Bs

Cod, Salmon, Flounder, Halibut, Sole, Trout

All kinds except those listed not allowed

These seafood are poorly digested by Type Bs. They are disruptive to the Type B system.

All Shellfish (crab, shrimp, lobster, mussels, oysters, crayfish, clam, etc), Anchovy, Barracuda, Beluga, Eel, Frog, Lox, Octopus, Sea bass, Snail, Striped bass, Turtle, yellowtail

Dairy

Type B is the only blood type that can fully enjoy a variety of dairy foods. That's because the primary sugar in the Type B antigen is D-galactosamine, the very same sugar present in milk.

Cottage cheese, Farmer, Feta, Goat cheese and milk, Kefir, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Milk, Yogurt

All kinds except those listed not allowed

American cheese, Blue cheese, Ice cream, string cheese

Fats

The oils not allowed contain lectins that are damaging to the Type B digestive tract.

Olive

Soy, Corn, Cottonseed, Peanut, Safflower, Sesame, Sunflower

Nuts

Most nuts and seeds are not advisable for Type Bs. They contain lectins that interfere with Type B insulin production

All kinds except those listed not allowed

Cashews, Filberts, Pine, Pistachio, Peanuts, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds

Beans

These beans interfere with the production of insulin for Type Bs.

Lentils, garbanzos, black-eyed peas, Beans (pintos, aduke, Azuki, Black)

Grains

Wheat reduce insulin efficiency and failure to stimulate fat "burning" in Type Bs

Wheat (bran, germ bulgur, durum, whole and white), Shredded wheat, Cream of wheat or any products such as flour, bread and noodles made with these grain products

Rye contain a lectin that settles in the vascular system causing blood disorders and potentially strokes.

Rye and any products such as flour, bread and noodles made with these grain products

These contribute to a sluggish metabolism, insulin irregulariry, fluid retention and fatigue.

Buckwheat, Corn (cornflakes, cornmeal) and any products such as flour, bread and noodles made with these grain products

Millet, Oatmeal (Bran, flour), Puffed Rice, Rice (bran, flour), Spelt

All kinds except those listed not allowed

Amaranth, Barley, Kasha, Seven-grain, Wild rice, Couscous

Bread

Bread (Brown rice, Essence, Ezekiel, WASA), Fin Crisp, Millet, Rice cakes

All kinds except those listed not allowed

Bagels, Muffins (Corn and Bran), Bread (Multi-grain Rye, Whole wheat), Soba Nooldes, Wild Rice, Couscous

Vegetables

This vegetable contain a lectins that irritage the stomach lining of Type Bs.

Tomatoes

This vegetable has insulin- and metabolism-upsetting lectins for Type Bs

Corn

The mold in this can trigger allergic reactions

Olive

These vegetables contain magnesium, an important antiviral agent to help Type Bs fight off viruses and autoimmune diseases

Green leafy vegetables

All kinds except those listed not allowed

Artichoke, Avocado, Corn, Olives, Pumpkin, Radishes, Sprouts, Tempeh, Tofu, Tomato

Fruits

Pineappple has enzymes that help Type Bs to digest their food more easily.

Pineapples

Avoid these fruits for they interfere with your digestive system

Coconuts, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Prickly pear, Rhubarb, Starfruit

Bananas, Cranberries, Grapes, Papaya, Plums

All kinds except those listed not allowed

Spices

Sweet herbs tend to be stomach irritants to the Type Bs

Barley malt sweeteners, corn syrup, Cornstarch, Cinnamon

Type B do best with warming herbs

Ginger, horseradish, curry, cayenne pepper

All kinds except those listed not allowed

Avoid these spices also

Allspice, Almond extract, Gelatin, Pepper (black and white)

Condiments

Ketchup

Beverages

Generally Type Bs don't reap overwhelming benefits from most herbal teas.

Ginger, Peppermint, Raspberry leaf, Rose hips, Sage, Green Teas

Aloe, Coltsfoot, Corn silk, Fenugreek, Gentian, Goldenseal, Hops, Linden, Mullein, Red clover, Rhubarb, Senna, Shepherd's purse, Skullcap

This is highly recommended for Type Bs because it seems to have a positive effect on the nervous system.

Ginseng

This has antiviral properties.

Licorice

Distilled liquor, Seltzer water, Soda