Blood Type Nutrition – Part 2 

Last week, we began our Nutrition Corner series with an open look at how our unique genetic codes can influence our food choices to be like medicine to our bodies, or create possible havoc in our systems.  

This week, we’ll dig a little deeper, and give you some examples.  If you do not know your blood type, there are several ways you can find out.  If you’ve given blood, they will have your record.  If you’ve had a baby, it’s on record.  If you’ve had any surgery, you can request your blood type from the hospital.  Another way is to purchase an at-home blood test kit.  Dr. Christiano sells them on his sight, or you can find them at your local medical supply and pharmacy.  I’ve preformed this test with all of my children, and is a simple finger prick.  

Keep in mind, as I list examples of some beneficial and avoid foods for the different blood types, some have more “forgiving” systems, allowing them to enjoy some of the foods on their avoid list.  An example of this is my own household.  I and my son are blood type O.  My two daughters are blood type A.  Where blood type O’s can metabolize animal protein easily, blood type A’s typically do not.  One daughter would prefer a full plate of vegetables with no meat if I let her, and sometimes experiences digestive issues when eating meat.  My other daughter has a system not as sensitive, and can enjoy more animal protein.  I’m not in the practice of forcing my daughters to become vegetarians or vegans.  However, I am at least aware of how their bodies best function, including their brains for school work.  There is also a list of Neutral Foods for each blood type, meaning they are good for your body, not like medicine, but not harmful to your system.  For the purpose of your own gradual test phase, I’ll only list Beneficial and Avoid Foods.   

Remember that my recommendation is to choose two from your Beneficial List you are not currently eating/drinking, and add it to your diet.  Choose two from your avoid list your currently are eating/drinking on a regular basis, and removed them.  Do this for two weeks, and pay attention to how your body responds.  



Beneficial, Like Medicine to Your Body:   

Meats:  Beef, Lamb, Veal 

Seafood:  Cod, Halibut, Rainbow Trout, Salmon, Red Snapper, Tilapia, Whitefish 

Beans:  Adzuki, Black-Eyed Peas, Pinto Beans 

Eggs/Dairy:  Mozzarella cheese, Sour Cream 

Nuts/Seeds:  Flaxseeds, Macadamia Nuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Walnuts 

Oils:  Flaxseed, Olive 

Vegetables:  Artichokes, Avocado, Beet, Broccoli, Collard Greens, Kale, Onions, Okra, Red Peppers, Romain Lettuce, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Spinach 

Fruit:  Figs, Plums, Prunes 

Juice:  Black Cherry, Pineapple, Prune 

Spices:  Cayenne, Curry, Garlic, Horseradish, Parsley, Tabasco, Turmeric 

Beverages:  Green Tea, Seltzer Water, Water 

Herbal Teas:  Ginger, Dandelion, Milk Thistle, Peppermint  


AVOID (Partial List)  

Meats:  Pork 

Seafood:  Catfish, Conch, Octopus 

Beans:  Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Peanuts, Peanut Butter 

Oils:  Corn, Peanut, Safflower 

Cereals:  Corn Flakes, Oat Bran, Shredded Wheat 

Eggs/Dairy:  American Cheese, Blue Cheese, Cheddar, Cream Cheese, Ice Cream, Parmesan, Provolone, String Cheese, Monterrey Jack, Ricotta, Yogurt  

Breads:  Corn Muffins, English Muffins, Multigrain Bread, Oat Bran Muffins, Wheat Bagels/Bread/Muffins 

Vegetables:  Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Corn, Eggplant, Potatoes 

Fruit:  Blackberries, Cantaloupe, Coconut, Honeydew, Oranges, Plantains, Tangerine 

Juice:  Apple, Orange 

Pastas/Grains:  Cornmeal, Duram Wheat Flour, Gluten Flour, Oat Flour, Semolina Flour, Soba Noodles, White Flour, Whole Wheat Flour 

Spices/Condiments:  Capers, Cinnamon, Cornstarch, Corn Syrup, Ketchup, Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Pickles, Vinegar 

Beverages:  Coffee (never tried this), Liquor, Sodas 

Herbal Teas:  Black Tea 



Beneficial (Partial List) 

Seafood:  Cod, Mackerel, Ocean Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Snapper, Sardine, Sea Trout, Tilapia, Whitefish 

Beans/Legumes:  Adzuki, Black, Black-Eyed Peas, Green Lentils, Pinto, Soy 

Eggs/Dairy:  Soy Cheese, Soy Milk 

Nuts/Seeds:  Flaxseeds, Peanut Butter, Pumpkin Seeds 

Oils:  Flaxseed, Olive 

Cereals:  Kasha 

Breads:  Ezekiel, Rice/Oat/Rye Flour, Sprouted Wheat 

Pasta/Grains:  Artichoke/Rice Pasta, Soba Noodles 

Vegetables:  Alfalfa Sprouts, Artichokes, Broccoli, Carrots, Chicory, Collard Greens, Garlic, Horseradish, Leek, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Pumpkin, Romain Lettuce, Spinach, Tempeh, Tofu, Turnips 

Fruit:  Apricot, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Cranberries, Figs, Grapefruit, Lemons, Pineapple, Plums, Prunes, Raisins 

Juice:  Black Cherry, Carrot, Celery, Grapefruit, Pineapple, Prune 

Spices/Condiments:  Blackstrap Molasses, Garlic, Ginger, miso, Mustard, Soy Sauce, Tamari 

Beverages:  Coffee, Green Tea, Red Wine, Water, Water W/Lemon 

Herbal Tea:  Aloe, Chamomile, Ginger, Ginseng, Hawthorn, Milk Thistle, Strawberry Leaf, Valerian 


Avoid (Partial List) 

Meats:  Beef, Lamb, Pork 

Seafood:  Anchovy, Bass, Catfish, Conch, Crab, Flounder, Frog, Halibut, Lobster, Mussels, Octopus, Oysters, Scallops, Shrimp, Squid 

Beans/Legumes:  Garbanzo, Kidney, Lima, Navy, Red 

Eggs/Dairy:  American Cheese, Blue Cheese, Buttermilk, Cheddar, Colby, Cottage Cheese, Cream Cheese, Gouda, Ice Cream, Milk, Monterey Jack, Parmesan, Provolone, Swiss 

Nuts/Seeds:  Brazil, Cashews, Pistachio 

Oils:  Corn, Cottonseed, Peanut, Safflower, Sesame 

Vegetables:  Cabbage, Eggplant, Mushrooms, Olives, Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes,  Yams 

Fruit:  Bananas, Coconut, Mangoes, Melons, Oranges, Papaya, Plantains, Tangerines 

Cereals:  Cream of Wheat, Grape Nuts, Shredded Wheat 

Breads: Seven Grain, English Muffins, Wheat-Bran Muffins, Whole-Wheat Bread 

Pastas/Grains:  Semolina Pasta, White flour, Whole Wheat Flour 

Spices/Condiments:  Capers, ketchup, Mayonnaise, Pepper, Pickles, Tabasco, Vinegar 

Juice:  Orange, Tomato 

Beverages:  Beer, liquor, Seltzer Water, Sodas 

Herbal Tea: Black 



Beneficial (Partial List) 

Meats:  Lamb 

Seafood:  Cod, Halibut, Mackerel, Ocean Salmon, Sardine, Scallops, Sea Trout, Sole, Tilapia 

Beans/Legumes:  Kidney, Lima, Navy Soy 

Eggs/Dairy:  Cottage Cheese, Feta Cheese, Frozen Yogurt, Goat Cheese, Goat Milk, Kefir, Milk, Mozzarella Cheese, Ricotta Cheese, Yogurt 

Nuts/Seeds:  Macadamia 

Oils:  Olive 

Cereals:  Oat Bran, Oatmeal, Puffed Rice, Rice Bran 

Breads:  Brown Rice Bread, Ezekiel Bread, Oatmeal 

Pastas/Grains:  Oat/Rice Flour, Rice Pasta 

Vegetables: Avocado, Beet, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower Collard Greens, Eggplant, kale, mushrooms, Peppers, Sweet Potatoes, Yams 

Fruit:  Bananas, Cranberries, Figs, Grapes, Papaya, Pineapple, Plum 

Juice:  Cabbage, Cranberry, Grape, Papaya, Pineapple 

Spices/Condiments:  Cayenne Pepper, Curry, Ginger Horseradish, Parsley 

Herbal Teas:  Ginger, Ginseng, Licorice, Peppermint, Raspberry, Sage 


Avoid (Partial List) 

Meats:  Chicken, Pork 

Seafood:  Bass, Clams, Conch, Crab, Lobster, mussels, Octopus, Oysters, Shrimp 

Beans/Legumes:  Adzuki, Black, Black-Eyed Peas, Garbanzo, Lentils, Pinto 

Eggs/Dairy:  American Cheese, Blue Cheese, Ice Cream, String Cheese 

Nuts/Seeds:  Cashews, Peanuts, Peanut Butter, Pine, Pumpkin, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds 

Oils:  Canola, Corn Cotton Seed, Peanut Safflower, Sesame, Sunflower 

Vegetables:  Artichokes, Corn, Olives, Pumpkin, Tofu, Tomatoes 

Fruit:  Coconut 

Cereals:  Corn Flakes, Cream of Wheat, Rye Seven Grain, Shredded Wheat, Wheat Bran 

Breads:  Corn Muffins, Gluten Flour Bread, Multigrain Bread, Seven Grain, Wheat Bagels, Wheat-Bran Muffins, Whole Wheat 

Spices/Condiments:  Allspice, Cinnamon, Cornstarch, Corn Syrup, Ketchup, Black Pepper, Tapioca 

Juice:  Tomato 

Beverages:  Liquor, Seltzer Water, Sodas 

Herbal Teas:  Senna, Hops 


Reference:  Dr. Joseph Christiano, “Blood Types, Body Types, and You”.   

You can find videos on Dr. Christiano’s website for a deeper understanding @ 

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