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Yes. A neutral meat, poultry or fish has advantages over the grain and bean neutrals. Our digestive systems are better suited to the flesh food, nuts and vegetable categories than to the grain or bean groups.
These principles can be found in the text portions of the various books on the blood type diets. All neutrals are not equally useful. This applies within as well as across blood types. A meal of grilled chicken and red lettuce salad, for instance, is heavy fare for my type A nonsecretor man; for me, it feels like an appetizer. Yet these foods are neutral for both of us. And if I'd had some black beans instead of the chicken? As the Yorkshireman says, my belly'd be thinking my throat was slit.
Neutral cheeses are far nicer to Bs than to As. An AB might sail through till lunch on a breakfast of quinoa and mushrooms steamed in broth, but most Os couldn't last two hours on it.
It's interesting that many Os find better health through giving up grains and/or beans altogether, despite all the neutrals available. A similar situation occurs with some As and ABs who thrive on a vegetarian diet, although others quit grains and do perfectly well with neutral meats along with vegetables, nuts and fruit. Generally speaking, though, the text explanations combined with the portion and frequency tables offered in Live Right 4 Your Type
are the key to understanding how all those "neutrals" fit in the context of your whole diet.