I come from a family where no one has ever cooked meat. It's a 95% O family, now coming up to 7 generations (what I can immediately trace that is). Being vegetarian was never a religious thing, just a way of life I suppose. There have been no health issues except for in families where wheat instead of rice crept in during the late 70's early 80's. Most folks died naturally of old age (90's), but the one's where wheat played a major role in their daily food intake, they had cardio vascular problems.
We never had pre packed food or drinks. It's something of a fancy that came about into our lives, again in the late 70's early 80's. Many of my own generation (mid 40's)dont reach out for canned drinks even till today but instead have a customary 2 cups of brewed tea with milk & jaggery/day (I dont anymore coz of BTD ).
My folks got all their protein from grains, vegetables, beans & legumes, many not even heard of in the west. The rice grown on our ancestoral land is not the type you get in super markets. I dont even have an English name for it! But it's brown, unpolished and full of protein and doesnt give you the zzzz's unlike white rice. Beans and legumes, funnily enough have always been blacked eyes peas, adzuki, broad beans etc., It's always cooked with vegetables, especially pumpkin. Coconut and coconut oil in good measure too.
My generation eats eggs. The kids born to my generation eat all kinds of meat & fish and pre packaged food & beverages. It's a change that's inevitable, but fascinating to observe (more so now coz of BTD) coz those kids are heavier, have a lot of mucous, fall ill easily etc., But then it could be the environmental pollution also
So, yes, as to your question, I get additional protein from eggs, and also from Rice protein powder. I also take supplements like coleus forskohlii to up my metabolism.
I could share a lot of things about ancient families of O's (and other blood types) living in South/South East Asia who have no health issues or lack of vitality without eatng for their blood type. To me, that's fascinating and jabs at my curiosity to no end. I'm hoping that the Genotype book will reveal something about this.
I hope you get good responses to your query Robert!
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HOW interesting, AC!! would love to hear more , anytime!
I still miss all of my vegetarian foods, and sometimes I go almost all vegetarian again for a few weeks... just concentrating on the raw nuts and some legumes for protein. The only reason I go back is the weight gain. I seem to gain weight when there are too many nuts involved.. so then I go back to meat
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Thank you so much accidental-chef, I agree with sheri and would love to hear a longer delineation of your cultural/ family background regarding food. Like how you could know all of the blood types of all of your relatives and so on. You are very generous and so knowledgeable and you tell a good story, I read your post three times just to get the interesting information packed in there, but I am a "slow study" on most things so I have to work harder.
I was in Japan several years ago and really love the food there. Especially Broiled Eel and Miso soup which I just made yesterday (no more Eel due to BTD). Also Gen Mai Cha green tea, Tofu, seaweed and eating at the the Yakitori-ya (noodle soup restaurant) . My favorite dish in Japan was Oden which is lke a vegetable stew but has a flavor that when I think about it makes my mouth water. I also love the foods prepared by Vietnamese chefs, there are several restaurants in Minneapolis ( like Quangs) on Nicollet st. that I love to visit when I am up there. I wish I was a chef like you a-c.....even accidentally would be good. When I prepare food it tastes like an accident, maybe I am getting there? ha ha.
When you speak of brown rice grown in your ancestral land may I ask what country that is? One of the reasons I am asking about Os and eating meat other than my own curiosity, is that I have an O friend (31 yrs old) up in Minneapolis MN who was a vegetarian for years and when he began including red meat in his diet his whole appearance changed and he just looked much more vital and healthy. He also had more energy. all he really added was some beef and not all that much. I wonder if just eating legumes, rice and eggs would give a similar result to all or some Os. I am sure there is allot of info on this site and in the writings of Dr. D would give me an answer but I wanted to ask people their experience of being an O and getting protein.
What is the coleus forskohlii that you mention? I realise I could google those words but I'd be interested to hear what your connection is to that suppliment relative to being an O.
Thanks again for your kind response to my question.
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