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I called a good buddy of mine, Patrick in Texas the other day to see how he’s been. I had suggested the diet to his partner Carol when she was experiencing morning sickness with her third child who I found out today is a girl (they have two boys and were in need of some estrogen to even out the excess testosterone in the household). Apparently Carol ordered blood type tests for everyone and I found out my friend is A+…my immediate response was hello tofu, goodbye Texas meat, much to his chagrin but interestingly he had mentioned he had his annual check up and his cholesterol levels were very high…due to the fact he has many luncheons with his clients and steak is usually the course he takes, so I am confident if he pursues BTD his levels were surely drop. He’s committed to try it for three months to see how he feels and looks. Carol on the other hand is B.
My first thought is that it must be tough for an A and B to cook meals without preparing separate dishes. They do not have many common foods that are beneficials. In fact here are the benficials they can share
Highly Beneficial (A,: Cod, Grouper, Mackerel, Monkfish, Pickerel, Sardine, Olive oil, Beet leaves, Broccoli, Carrots, Collard greens, Kale, Parsnips, Cranberries, Pineapple, Plums, Pineapple; Green tea, Garlic, Ginger
Very small list as you can see…now lets look at the rest of the blood type combinations (obviously if you’re the same blood type as your significant other or kids, it saves you from making these lists) and see who shares the most in beneficials.
Highly Beneficial (O,: Mutton/lamb, Venison, Cod, Hake, Halibut, Mackerel, Pike, Sardine, Shad, Sole, Sturgeon, Olive oil, Ezekiel bread, Manna bread, Beet leaves, Broccoli, Collard greens, Mustard greens, Parsley, Parsnips, Red peppers, Sweet potatoes, Plums, Pineapple juice, Cayenne, Curry, Ginger, Parsley, Ginger, Parsley, Peppermint, Rose hips
Highly Beneficial (O,A): Cod, Mackerel, Rainbow Trout, Red Snapper, Salmon, Sardine, Whitefish, Olive oil, Flax oil; Pumpkin seeds, Aduke/Azuke beans, Pinto beans, Black-eyed peas, Ezekiel bread, Manna bread Artichokes, Beet leaves, Broccoli, Chard (red, swiss), Chicory, Collard, Dandelion greens, Escarole, Garlic, Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Okra, Onions (red, spanish, yellow), Parsnips, Romaine lettuce, Spinach, Turnips Figs, Plums, Prunes Black cherry, Pineapple, Prune juice, Fenugreek, Ginger, Rose hips, Slippery elm
Highly Beneficial (O,A: Mutton/lamb, Cod, Hake, Mackerel, Pike, Rainbow Trout, Red Snapper, Sardine, Shard, Sturgein, Eggs, Olive oil; Walnuts, Pinto beans, Ezekiel bread, Manna bread, Beet leaves, Broccoli, Collard, Dandelion greens, Garlic, Parsley, Parsnips, Sweet potatoes, Figs, Plums, Black cherry, Curry, Parsley, Ginger, Rose hips
Highly Beneficial (A,A: Cod, Grouper, Mackerel, Monkfish, Pickerel, Red snapper, Rainbow trout, Sardine, Sea trout, Snail, Olive oil; Peanuts, Pinto beans, Soybeans, Lentils (green), Ezekiel bread, Manna bread, Oat flour, Rice cakes, Rice flour, Rye flour, Soy bread, Beet leaves, Broccoli, Collards, Dandelions, Garlic, Kale, Parsley, Parsnips, Sprouts (alfalfa), Tempeh, Tofu, Cherries, Cranberries, Figs, Grapefruit, Lemons, Pineapple, Plums, Black Cherry, Carrot, Celery, Lemon-water; Coffee, Green tea, Garlic, Miso, Alfalfa, Burdock, Chamomile, Echinacea, Ginger, Ginseng, Green tea, Hawthorn, Rose hips
Highly Beneficial (B,A: Mutton/lamb, Rabbit, Cod, Grouper, Hake, Mackerel, Mahimahi, Monkfish, Pickerel, Pike, Porgy, Ocean Perch, Sardine, Shad, Sturgeon/caviar, Cottage cheese, Eggs, Farmer, Feta, Goat (cheese/milk), Kefir, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Yogurt (non-fat), Olive oil, Navy beans, Ezekiel bread, Manna bread, Millet, Oats, Rice, Beet roots/leaves, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Collards, Eggplant, Kale, Mustard greens, Parsley, Parsnips, Sweet potatoes, Yams, Cranberries, Grapes (concord, green, red), Pineapple, Plums, Cabbage, Cranberry, Grape, Papaya, Green tea, Curry, Ginger, Horseradish, Parsley, Ginger, Ginseng, Licorice, Rose hips.
Looks like B and AB come out on top
I hope this helps people who are co-habituating on the diet to plan their grocery lists to purchase foods, which will most benefit their collective health. For those of you who are on the diet and currently have a significant other but are not living together, please don’t let the lists sway you in or out of the relationship (I highly doubt that) but keep in mind you might have to offer a little more love and understanding (depending on the groupings) when it comes to meal preparation if you and your loved one ever decide to get ‘hitched’
There are many Neutral foods that we can all share so this little exercise may seem very insignificant… maybe not?
I myself have been alone on the diet for close to two years now which I must say is very easy but I’m thinking if someone special happens to come into my life, I have a small hope that she is an A…usually opposites attract.