In the 90s of the last century, the book "4 blood groups - 4 ways to health" was published in the United States, written by naturopathic physician Peter d'Adamo. It quickly became the best-selling book, translated into almost every language in the world and became a practical guide to nutrition for many people on the planet. According to the author of this book, there is a historically correct concept of nutrition for each blood group, and one’s health and longevity depend on this.
The main idea of this theory is that people should eat the same food as their ancestors. It is best digested and absorbed, while “wrong” food damages the body. This concept of nutrition is not a food for weight loss, it involves healthy eating for certain groups of people, which will help cleanse and heal the body.
Indeed, some studies show that people with different blood types are less prone to various diseases. For a long time, Dr. D'Adamo, along with his father, identified the effects of various food products on the body, as a result it was divided into 3 groups: useful, harmful and neutral. Here is a list of "good" and "bad" foods for each blood type. Products not listed are neutral and are recommended for use in limited quantities.
Food for people with blood group I (0)
According to various sources, up to 40% of the world's population is the blood owner of this group, Dr. D'Adamo defines them as "hunter" descendants, so the meat diet should be more in keeping with them.
- beef, lamb, venison, beef, poultry, underwear;
- almost all fish (cod, perch, pike, halibut, sturgeon, trout, sardines are very useful), caviar, seaweed;
- a small amount of curd cheese and lamb, cottage cheese;
- some vegetable oils (olive, flaxseed, sesame seeds, almonds);
- walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pumpkins and cedar seeds;
- legumes are rare (except soybeans and lentils);
- buckwheat, pearl barley, grated barley, rice;
- roti rai;
- vegetables (beets and leaves, collard greens, radish, artichoke, Jerusalem artichoke, broccoli, kohlrabi, parsnips, sweet potato, pumpkin, carrot, bell and hot pepper);
- almost all fruits and berries;
- parsley, ginger, cloves, licorice, turmeric, curry, hot pepper;
- herbal and green tea, red wine, mineral water (carbonated).
- pollock, mollusk, squid;
- almost all dairy products, except those specified in the permitted list;
- sunflower, corn, cottonseed, peanuts, coconut, palm oil;
- poppy seeds, pistachios, peanuts, cashew nuts, brazil nuts;
- wheat, oats, barley, corn and any products thereof;
- vegetables (cauliflower, cucumber, onion, rhubarb, potatoes, shiitake mushrooms, olives);
- avocados, pickles and pickles, watermelons, strawberries, coconuts;
- strong alcoholic beverages, lemonade, beer, black tea, coffee.
Food for people with blood type II (A)
Nearly 35% of the world's population inherits group II from their parents, by the way, this is the most common blood group among Europeans. The developers of this diet place such people among the descendants of farmers and collectors. Their food is very similar to lacto-ovo vegetarian.
- turkeys (optional) and other poultry;
- fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel, perch pike, white fish, goldfish, cod, perch, trout, char);
- fermented dairy products, whole milk - only goat, cheese, also from it;
- vegetable oils (olives, flax seeds);
- peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pine seeds, hazelnuts and other nuts;
- legumes, soy products are very useful;
- cereals (buckwheat, rice, barley, oats, rye) and flour-made products made from these grains;
- soy sauce, parsley, turmeric, ginger, mustard;
- vegetables (useful list includes artichoke, beets, Jerusalem artichoke, broccoli, collard vegetables, carrots, kohlrabi, carrots, garlic, onions, parsnips, pumpkin, carrots, spinach);
- all berries, lemons, grapefruit, pineapple, plums, apricots;
- any herbal tea, green, white tea (optional) and red wine, black coffee (1 cup a day).
- any red meat and entrails;
- mollusks, squid, eels, catfish, throwers etc. ;
- cow's milk and products based on it;
- corn, cottonseed, peanuts, coconut oil;
- pistachio, brazil beans;
- wheat, wheat flour and products thereof;
- potatoes, white cabbage, red cabbage and Chinese cabbage, chili, eggplant, olives, rhubarb, tomatoes;
- some fruits (bananas, watermelons, oranges, mangoes, papayas, oranges, coconuts);
- agar, vinegar, pepper (black, white, red), caper;
- candy, sugar;
- strong alcoholic and carbonated beverages, beer, lemonade, black tea.
Food for people with blood group III (B)
This blood type is believed to come from inter-racial mixing. The person he bestowed, Dr. d'Adamo refers to the nomads. For them, the widest and most diverse diet is assumed, there are fewer dietary restrictions for owners of blood group III than others. This is due to the fact that nomads live on different continents and are an omnivorous country.
- mutton, lamb, venison, rabbit meat;
- caviar, croaker, sea bass, pike perch, sardine, cod, flounder, haddock, hake, halibut, mackerel, pike, sturgeon, carp;
- almost all dairy products;
- navy and peanuts;
- olive oil;
- oat flakes and oat flour, millet, rice;
- beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, onions, radish, parsnips, radish, garlic;
- cranberries, plums, watermelons, bananas, grapes, papayas, blueberries, blackberries, cherries;
- curry, licorice, ginger, parsley;
- stationary water, green tea, beer, red and white wine, black tea and coffee (allowed to drink no more than 1 cup a day).
- chicken, pork, underwear;
- mollusks, crabs, beluga, eels, pollock, trout, char;
- quail eggs;
- blue and processed cheese;
- types of beans, other soy products;
- vegetable oils: coconut, corn, peanuts, soybeans, sesame, sunflower, rapeseed;
- cashew nuts, peanuts, pine nuts, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds;
- wheat, buckwheat, corn, rye wheat;
- olives, radish, radish, rhubarb, tomato, sauerkraut;
- avocado, pomegranate, persimmon, watermelon, coconut;
- pepper, cinnamon, soy sauce, agar, tomato sauce;
- carbonated and strong alcoholic beverages, lemonade, carbonated water.
Food for people with blood group IV (AB)
This blood type is the rarest, found only in 7% of people who live on our planet. Naturopathic physician D'Adamo defines this group of people as a mixed type or "newcomer. " Like the owners of blood group III, "newcomers" are more fortunate with diet than populations with groups I and II.
- goats, rabbits, turkeys;
- chicken eggs;
- mackerel, salmon, sardines, tuna, cod, pike perch, pike, sturgeon;
- dairy products, but cheese in limited quantities;
- walnuts and olive oil;
- peanuts, walnuts;
- lentils, soybeans, pinto beans;
- millet, oats, rice, rye flour and products;
- beets, broccoli, cauliflower and collard vegetables, cucumbers, garlic, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggplant, parsley, mustard leaves, tomatoes;
- cherries, figs, grapes, grapefruit, kiwi, pineapple, plum, watermelon, lemon, gooseberry, cranberry;
- curry, turmeric, ginger, parsley;
- green tea, sparkling water, white and red wine.
- pork, beef, chicken, goose, quail eggs;
- beater, perch, beluga, halibut, haddock, hake, eel, trout, arthropod and mollusk;
- butter, margarine;
- processed cheese, blue cheese, whole milk, cream;
- bean, black bean, adzuki bean, chicken bean;
- hazelnuts, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds;
- buckwheat, corn, wheat and cereal products;
- artichoke, Jerusalem artichoke, olives, bells and hot peppers, radish, radish, rhubarb;
- sunflower, corn, sesame, coconut, cottonseed oil;
- avocado, banana, watermelon, guava, persimmon, pomegranate, quince, coconut, mango, orange;
- pepper, vinegar;
- alcoholic and sweet carbonated drinks, black tea and coffee.
American Diet Criticism by Blood Type
Although conventional medical doctors are divided on this diet, most still tend to believe that it is not scientifically based and has no evidence. Perhaps the only advantage is that from a list of foods for people of different blood types, you can, by working hard, make a complete balanced diet. However, complete rejection of certain foods can still lead to thinning of the body in certain nutrients. So, for example, people with group I are almost forbidden to eat dairy products, and this can lead to a lack of calcium and phosphorus.
Many doctors agree that a blood type diet is too general and does not take into account the individual characteristics of the body, lifestyle and other factors that do not depend on a person's blood type. In addition, as you know, there are more blood groups than 4 people, Dr. D'Adamo uses one of the simplest systems (AB0) as a basis for developing his diet.
Initially, the term "amino acids" was used in doctors' books when referring to protein foods. Protein in its original form does not enter the bloodstream, it is broken down into amino acids. But the body, in fact, does not care which protein, plant or animal, these amino acids are obtained, and therefore it is not suitable to limit dairy and meat products for some categories of people. Once this fact was shown to diet writers, the term "amino acid" was replaced with "lectin", which is not understood by even many doctors, let alone ordinary people on the street. And in general, many traditional healers tend to believe that the books that present these diets are “burdened” with scientific terms, many of which are inappropriate and incomprehensible to readers.
In conclusion, we can say that the blood type dietary system is not well received in the medical community and is even seriously criticized, and a large number of positive reviews about this diet have logical explanations. First of all, this is due to the increase in diet in general, as strong alcohol, carbonated sugary drinks, fatty meats, many "heavy" vegetables, foods rich in saturated fats and other unhealthy foods are completely excluded from the diet, regardless of groupblood. In addition, one of the important factors in the positive effects of the popular diet is the placebo effect, and the development of the American doctor d'Adamo is no exception.