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Posted by: san j, Sunday, August 18, 2013, 1:41am
Here's one of those cases where a "Beneficial" food for one's bloodtype is "black-dot" for one's genotype: Bananas and the B-Nomad.

Before The Genotype Diet was published, I regularly bought and ate bananas.
And when I experimented with the Nomad diet thereafter, I had no trouble omitting them from my diet.
I have largely forgotten about them. I very, very rarely buy them at the grocery store.
For years now I enjoy them very rarely as fritters for Thai dessert, and that's it.

Well, this week I picked up a few bananas, and ... they strike me as a "starch".
They feel like plantains-lite, with a touch of sweetness.

I just consulted Live Right 4 Your Type and see that they are "Avoid" for the other Nomad bloodtype, AB. The Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia says that's because of a lectin/ agglutinin. Just wondering --if anyone really knows-- what the deal is with bananas for Nomads.

Since they are a black-dot, maybe they can occasionally be enjoyed as a sweet starch.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, August 18, 2013, 1:56am; Reply: 1
yes, as an infrequent neutral, when doing the basic nomad diet according to the book


why not consult swami instead and avoid the guess work :)
Posted by: san j, Sunday, August 18, 2013, 2:30am; Reply: 2
Quoted from Lola
yes, as an infrequent neutral, when doing the basic nomad diet according to the book


why not consult swami instead and avoid the guess work :)

You distinguish between Intuition and SWAMI.
You think the latter is better, to avoid the former ("guesswork").
I'm "listening to my body".  ;)

As for bananas:

Not crazy about them.
Don't need another "starch".
Happy to "black-dot" them.
Just wondering why they're downgraded for the Nomad.

...Anyone else find them "starchy"?
Posted by: Seraffa, Sunday, August 18, 2013, 3:11am; Reply: 3
Yessssssssss    they ain't no fruit to me. They're just a finger off a giant bunch of .....tasty cellulose. :P
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, August 18, 2013, 3:51am; Reply: 4
Quoted Text
Just wondering why they're downgraded for the Nomad.


Bs and ABs can be nomads......important are your variables and health issues and genetics and all swami has factored into the interphase......

the fatigue book, suggests avoiding bananas for Bs.......interesting......
Posted by: san j, Sunday, August 18, 2013, 4:16am; Reply: 5
Quoted from Lola

the fatigue book, suggests avoiding bananas for Bs.......interesting......

Interesting!
Quoted from Seraffa
tasty cellulose  :P

Right. For me, not icon-yucky, but plantain-y.

I guess I'd like the flavor in a banana cream pie, or within some other dessert-y context, with very ripe bananas. And I don't outright dislike them. But I don't mind favoring other fruits, let's put it that way.
Another option is, perhaps, actually using it as a plantain.
That explains why I go for them as fritters - with honey or  :o ice cream.....
Posted by: wayland B+, Sunday, August 18, 2013, 5:28am; Reply: 6
I definitely feel fatigued after eating bananas. About half an hour after eating 1 banana, I feel like I need to take a 2 hr nap. :-/
That's why I don't eat them.
Posted by: san j, Sunday, August 18, 2013, 6:12am; Reply: 7
Quoted from wayland B+
I definitely feel fatigued after eating bananas. About half an hour after eating 1 banana, I feel like I need to take a 2 hr nap. :-/
That's why I don't eat them.

Cool for you..........if you ever have insomnia!

Posted by: wayland B+, Sunday, August 18, 2013, 1:33pm; Reply: 8
Cool for you..........if you ever have insomnia!

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Melatonin would probably be a better option. ;)
Posted by: Lloyd, Sunday, August 18, 2013, 2:54pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from san j
Just wondering --if anyone really knows-- what the deal is with bananas for Nomads.


The ratings for GTD are done with a computer algorithm that combines all the factors in a weighted fashion.

So there is no single reason. There may be one or a few influences that are greater than others.

Sorry it's not more intuitive.
Posted by: san j, Sunday, August 18, 2013, 6:58pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from wayland B+
Cool for you..........if you ever have insomnia!
...
Melatonin would probably be a better option. ;)

In order to quote someone, you have to type
[quote] or [quote=....]
before the quoted text, *as well as* the "/quote" in brackets thereafter.
;)
Posted by: wayland B+, Sunday, August 18, 2013, 11:08pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from san j

In order to quote someone, you have to type
[quote] or [quote=....]
before the quoted text, *as well as* the "/quote" in brackets thereafter.
;)


I'm on a cheap android phone, and it's really a lot differnt than a pc....It'll take some time for me to figure this out. ..if I have the patience.
Thanks San J. :)
Posted by: san j, Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:59am; Reply: 12
Quoted from Seraffa
Yessssssssss    they ain't no fruit to me. They're just a finger off a giant bunch of .....tasty cellulose. :P

I'd much rather have a baked potato!

Posted by: Seraffa, Monday, August 19, 2013, 4:07am; Reply: 13
If I recall correctly, bananas even made ME tired even though they are my bene. I last had a banana a month ago, and didn't like the way my evening turned out. A really listless-kind-of-tired.
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