The Blood Type Diet: A Food List

The Blood Type Diet, popularized by Dr. Peter D’Adamo, is based on the idea that you should eat certain foods and avoid others, based on your blood type. Here is a Blood Type Diet food list, divided by the 4 blood types.

Type O

For weight loss, type O’s should avoid grains, breads, beans and legumes. They thrive on physical exercise and a high-protein diet.

  • beef, lamb, venison, veal, mutton
  • cod, herry, mackerel
  • olive oil, flaxseed oil
  • pumpkin seeds, walnuts
  • aduke beans, azuki beans, black-eyed peas, pinto beans
  • essene bread, ezekiel bread
  • kale, collard greens, romaine lettuce, spinach, broccoli
  • artichokes, horseradish, okra, leeks, onions, red peppers, sweet potatoes, pumpkin
  • plums, prunes, figs

Type A

Type A’s do best on a vegetarian diet and should eat foods in as natural a state as possible.

  • carp, cod, grouper, mackerel, salmon, sardines, sea trout, silver perch, whitefish, yellow perch
  • flaxseed oil, olive oil
  • peanuts, pumpkin seeds
  • beans, lentils, black-eyed peas
  • amaranth, buckwheat
  • rice cakes, flour (oat, rice and rye), soba noodles
  • garlic, onions, broccoli, carrots, pumpkin, spinach
  • berries, plums, prunes, figs
  • pineapple, cherries, apricots, grapefruit, lemon

Type B

The biggest factors in weight gain for Type B’s are corn, lentils, peanuts and sesame seeds. They should eat a balanced omnivore diet.

  • lamb, mutton, venison, rabbit
  • cod, flounder, sole, trout
  • cottage cheese, milk, yogurt, ricotta
  • olive oil
  • oatmeal, rice, wasa bread, rice cakes
  • green leafy vegetables
  • pineapple, bananas, grapes, plums

Type AB

Those with type AB blood are unable to metabolize meat efficiently, so should eat it sparingly. They do best on a mixed diet in moderation.

  • lamb, mutton, rabbit, turkey
  • tuna, cod, grouper, mackerel, ocean perch, pike, snapper, sardine
  • yogurt, eggs, ricotta, goat milk
  • olive oil
  • peanuts, walnuts
  • lentils, beans (navy, pinto, red, soy)
  • oat bran, oatmeal, rice bran, puffed rice, rye
  • broccoli, beets, cauliflower, celery, green leafy vegetables, eggplant, cucumber
  • grapes, plums, berries, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, kiwi

Scientific research has yielded mixed results on the validity of this diet, although most of the recommended foods would result in improved nutrition and weight loss when eaten in moderation.


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  • Michelle

    I am suffering from a hypertyroidism/graves desease, I am on medication of neomercazol for 6 years.

    Please advice more food list for my blood type AB.

    Hoping to your reply.
    thank you.

  • melanie mcdonald

    i just startd the blood type diet .i am a is a big change for is the second day.i lik meat and this a swirl for me.

  • Amy

    My mum has had health problems for years, moastly belly related. She recently bought a book that tells her how to eat right for your blood type. She has been following what she can and can’t eat and doing really well, hasen’t felt better in years. I would love to support her and keep her on track. Can you send me a few recipes? Type A.