Diet for Blood Type O

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Foods that are MOST BENEFICIAL to blood type O’s are;

Meats and other Animal Products;

The O blood type are able to tolerate the most amount of meat of all the bloood types.

Beef, buffalo, lamb, mutton, offal such as heart and liver, veal and venison. The more stressful your life and job or the more demanding your exercise program, the better quality protein you should eat, particularly grass-fed organic.

Eggs (unless of indigenous African descent)


Cod, herring, mackerel, Rainbow trout, Red snapper, Salmon, Sardine, Snapper, Sole, White perch, Whitefish, Yellow perch




Kale, collard greens, romaine lettuce, broccoli, spinach and silverbeet (These vegetables help blood clot, Type Os lack several clotting fractors and need vitamin K to assist in the process)

Artichoke (domestic and Jerusalem), Beet leaves, capsicums (especially red), chicory, dandelion, garlic, horseradish, kohlrabi, leeks, okra, onions, parsley, parsnips, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, seaweed and turnips.


Plums, prunes and figs. All dark red, blue and purple fruits, such as plums and blueberries, tend to cause an alkaline reaction the digestive tract, and therefore balance the high acidity of the Type Os digestive tract to reduce ulcers and irritations of the stomach lining.


Olive oil, flaxseed oil


Pumpkin seeds, and walnuts




Essene bread, and Ezekiel bread


Adzuki beans, Pinto beans and Black-eyed peas


Dulse, Kelp (bladderwrack) and other seaweeds and iodized salt as they are rich sources of iodine which is necessary to regulate the thyroid gland)

Parsley, curry, cayenne pepper as they sooth the digestive tracts of O’s.

Carob, black or white pepper and turmeric.


Plain soda water

Foods that are allowed, but not necessarily helpful to O’s;


Any meat except for those listed as not allowed (Type Os can efficiently digest and metabolize meats)


All kinds except those listed as not allowed. Cold-water fish are particularly good for Type Os. Many seafoods are also excellent sources of iodine, which regulates the thyroid function.


Butter, farmer, feta, mozzarella, goat cheese and soy milk.

O blood types should severely restrict the use of dairy products and eggs.


All kinds, including tomatoes, (tomatoes agglutinate all other blood types), except those listed as not allowed


Grapefruit, most berries

All kinds except those listed as not allowed .

Fruits are not only an important source of fiber, minerals and vitamins, but they can be an excellent alternative to bread and pasta for Type Os.


Canola oil, sesame oil (Type Os respond well to oils)


All kinds except those listed as not allowed. These foods should in no way take the place of high-protein meats, for O’s and as they are high in fat they may cause a problem if you are overweight.


Amaranth, barley, buckwheat, rice, kamut, kasha, millet, rye, spelt


Chocolate, honey, cocao



Foods that are NOT allowed,


Bacon, Ham, Goose, Pork


Barracuda, pickled herring, smoked salmon, caviar, octopus and squid.


All other dairy products and yoghurts

O blood types should severely restrict the use of dairy products and eggs.


Goitrogens, such as the Brassica family; Cabbage, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, mustard greens, particularly when raw, as they inhibit thyroid function.

Alfalfa sprouts, Shiitake mushrooms and domestic mushrooms, fermented olives as they may aggravate the gut lining and are prone to mould which might aggravate hypersensitivity issues in an O.

Nightshade family, including; eggplant and potatoes as they may cause arthritic conditions in an O.

Corn, as it may affect the production of insulin, leading to obesity and diabetes in an O

Avocadoes and leeks.


Melons including rockmelon and honeydew as they have high mould counts which may aggravate allergies in the hypersensitive O type.

Oranges, mandarines, tangerines, strawberries, kiwis, lychees, blackberries and rhubarb as they may cause acidity in the already pro-acid stomach of an O.

Coconut and coconut containing products as O’s are extrememly sensitive to this fruit.


Corn oil, peanut oil, cottonseed oil, coconut oil and safflower oil


Brazil, Cashew, Chestnuts, Peanuts and Peanut butter,
Pistachio, Poppy seeds, Sunflower


All wheat products including; bulgur, durum, sprouted, white and whole-wheat, germ and bran, farina, couscous, seven-grains, spelt, or any products such as gluten flour, semolina, bread, pasta and noodles made with these grain products as O types don’t tolerate whole wheat products at all.

Corn, and corn flour, oat, oatbran and oat flour.


Bagels, Wheat, Corn muffins, English muffins, High-protein bread, Multigrain bread, Oat bran muffins, Pumpernickel, Sprouted wheat bread, Wheat bran muffins, Whole wheat
bread, spelt or kamut.


Cornflakes, Cornmeal, Cream of wheat, Mixed grain, Oat bran, Oatmeal, Wheat
bran, Wheat germ, Shredded Wheat, Weetbix, Vitabrits


Kidney beans, Navy beans, Lentils


Black and white pepper, vinegar, capers, cinnamon, cornstarch, corn syrup, nutmeg, vanilla as they irritate the lining of the O gut.


Tomato sauce (Ketchup), pickles, mayonnaise, relish


Beer, coffee, distilled liquor, black tea

Low Amine and Salicylate diet

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The itchy dirty dozen include;

  1. Dairy especially cow’s milk
  2. Grapes; wine (sorry!), sultanas,
  3. oranges and orange juice
  4. Kiwi fruit
  5. Soy sauce and Tamari
  6. Tomatoes, fresh, cooked and canned or in sauces
  7. Avocado
  8. Dark leafy greens (broccoli, spinach, kale, silverbeet, rocket, watercress, mesclun salad mix and wheatgrass juice.)
  9. Dried fruits
  10. Deli meats (bacon, ham, sausages, salami anythign made with preservatives, flavourings and nitrates)
  11. Corn and products containing corn
  12. Junk food such as lollies etc

For the first few weeks try to stick to the following list of allowable ingredients as much as  possible.


List of allowable ingredients;

Bananas (not sugar bananas)
Peeled fresh or tinned pear
Peeled fresh or tinned apple (not initially)

Iceberg lettuce
Cabbage; red & white
Cos letuce
Green string beans
Snow peas
Mung Bean sprouts
Spring Onions

Garlic (not imported)

Fresh beetroot (not initially)


Meat should be as fresh as possible, it’s usually better to buy it from the butcher, rather than the cryovac packed meat in the supermarkets as this may be weeks old.
Organic or at least free range will be best. Don’t keep leftovers.
Avoid the skin on chicken and the fat on all meat. If buying mince, ask the butcher for preservative free.

  • chicken,
  • turkey
  • lamb
  • beef

Bone Broth (this is a link to the recipe, just leave out the apple cider vinegar, tomatoes, carrots, onions, bay leaf and thyme);



Fresh white fish such as

  • flathead,
  • small fillets of Barramundi
  • dory,
  • bream
  • flounder
  • herring (fresh, not preserved in a jar)
  • lobster ($$!!)
  • oysters

Buckwheat (flour and pasta)
Brown or Basmati rice
Quinoa (not puffed)
Rolled oats
Oat or Rice bran

Linseeds/flaxseeds                                                                                                                                             Gluten free pasta

Biscuits or crackers;                                                                                                                       

Rye ryvita’s

Plain or wholegrain rice cracker and rice cakes
  • lentils
  • white beans such as cannelini or Lima

These can be canned or fresh and then soaked. Avoid kidney beans and broad beans

Chocolate replacement;

Carob powder or pieces


Rice bran oil
Ghee (after first week)
Flaxseed oil (refrigerated, organic, cold pressed, only used cold, never heated)
Rice malt syrup
Golden syrup
Vanilla bean
Carob powder or pieces

Real maple syrup (not maple flavour)

Non-dairy milk and yoghurt;
Almond milk
Soy milk (Soy milky is the closest to regular milk in flavour, although it can separate if heated too much)
Rooibos tea
Decaf coffee
Sample menu;


Start the day with warm water

Smoothies; have plain soy yoghurt with banana (not sugar bananas), red papaya (rather than pawpaw) and soy milky

Bircher muesli (grated or chopped pear rather than apple, no berries, dairy yoghurt or milk, dried fruit, no nuts  or dessicated or shaved coconut)

Porridge (with allowable ingredients only);

Decaf coffee with soy milky or Rooibos tea



Salad; iceberg lettuce with celery, red or white cabbage, sliced celery, mung beans and spring onions.

Cooked peeled white potatoes with green beans, chokoes and chives on the top.

Finely sliced cabbage is nice mixed through mashed potato.

Home made hash browns are good too.

Potato and leek soup,
Roast chicken (without the skin), with pasta and salad
Quinoa salad with freshly cooked meat and allowable salad ingredients
Rye crispbread, Sourdough wraps or rice cakes with meat, lettuce and other allowable vegetables
Fresh white fish fillets with potato bake (you can use non-dairy milk, leeks and garlic to make this) and salad from allowable vegetables
G.F Pasta with allowable ingredients


Same as lunch.

Keep a food diary while you’re on the restricted 2 or so weeks and then when you are re-introducing foods. Don’t start re-introducing foods until your eczema has cleared up.

Re-introducing other foods;
Re-introduce one food only at a time and wait 2 days, if no symptoms you can re-introduce the next. If there are symptoms, stop eating the food and wait until the symptoms have healed. Keep a record of which foods you can tolerate and which ones you can’t.
Histamine levels in food;
Salicylate levels in food;