Archives for: January 2000, 09
I am curious about protein powders, and haven't found them mentioned in the books. I know whey protein is probably not OK for Type O's, but what about spirulina? Are there any you are familiar with that work with the Diet? Thanks... Barb
Thank you for bringing it up, Barb!
Personally, I get plenty of protein from meat, fowl, fish and nuts. Each of the blood type diets is designed to provide optimal protein by source and quantity, and I tend to emphasize that aspect of the plans to those who like the "whole foods" approach. However, I understand that a "shake" or smoothie formulation is useful for people with special needs.
For our purposes, my best recommendation is to try to find organic rice protein or egg protein powder. That is, if you're unwilling to drop a couple of hard-boiled eggs, some ground seeds and a hunk of nutbutter into the blender with your soy milk or fruit or vegetable broth. One message board participant discovered that a little cubed steak whizzes up nicely. We all find our own path. :->
I get letters every week from body-builders and folks living in the fast lane who insist whey or soy isolate powders are the cat's meow, have turned them into dynamos, and I'm an idiot. I also hear detailed claims from die-hard fans of edible algae that they've been healed and sent to Heaven by blue-green algae, spirulina, a certain company's algae product but not others, and so on. My answer to these inquiries is, in short: I hate to disturb happiness, and I sure won't argue with success!
I'm not in the business of wresting your favorite protein drink from your trembling hands. If I want to do anything, it is to impel, not compel -- to encourage you to do your research on the product of your choice, see if the ones available to you locally or on the Net can offer a better BTD-compliance, be sensitive to your own body's reaction to whatever you choose, and go in peace.
Thanks for listening! ~~:-D