by Leora Acoca Goldberg יוני 29, 2020

What is the optimal blood type A diet?

Different blood types are believed to have different reactions to certain foods. The blood type A diet is designed to provide the most benefits to those with blood type A.

Back in the early 90's Dr.Datamo argues in his best-seller book Eat according to your blood type that when the blood comes in contact with certain food components, a chemical reaction occurs, specifically with proteins called lectin. 30 years later Dr. Steven Gundry in his book The Plant Paradox argues the same thing i.e that Lectins, which are proteins found in food, are believed to have a direct effect on the blood and the digestive tract. These proteins bind to cells within the body, causing them to clump together and potentially cause hormonal disruptions as well as autoimmune reactions.  This disruption has a similar effect on the body as a foreign substance might. As to blood type A

In general, blood type A  are doing their best with a vegetarian diet with little or no animal protein. 

The list of foods recommended for people with blood type A

Animal proteins

Although blood type A blood may be best suited for a vegetarian diet, some animal products are allowed, including:

According to the diet, the following seafood is beneficial for blood type A:

  • carp
  • cod
  • grouper
  • mackerel
  • monkfish
  • red snapper
  • rainbow trout
  • salmon
  • sardine
  • sea trout
  • whitefish

When eating animal protein make sure your It doesn’t exceed 30-40% of the total meal. Propitiation do count- add to your animal protein avocado and greens, 


    Digesting dairy is allegedly difficult for people with type A blood, but certain types of dairy may be acceptable, including:

    • yogurt
    • kefir
    • cheeses, including mozzarella, feta, goat cheese, ricotta, and string

    Nuts and fats
    Nuts are a great source of protein and healthful fats. People following the type A blood diet can typically have most nuts, except for the ones listed in the “avoid” list. The most beneficial nuts for people following the diet include:

    • pumpkin seeds
    • walnuts

    The most beneficial fats for people following the diet to eat include flaxseed oil and olive oil. Other allowable fats include canola and cod liver oil.



    Beans are an excellent source of protein, iron, and fiber, and most types are acceptable in a blood type A diet as long as they are pre-soaked in water overnight and then cooked in a pressure cooker for over an hour. this method of coking insures the lectins are being destroyed. According to the diet, beans are well-tolerated by people with type A blood, and those considered to be most beneficial include:
    • adzuki beans
    • back and green beans
    • pinto beans
    • red soy
    • black-eyed peas
    • lentils

    It is recommended to place 1-2 inches of seaweed Kombu with the beans soaking them together overnight. once you are ready to cook the beans make sure you discard the water and add new water to the beans. cook the seaweed with the beans (this is a macrobiotic protocol which I have been using for years, it help digest the beans).


      While most grains are well-tolerated by people with type A blood according to the diet, the most beneficial may include:

      • amaranth
      • buckwheat
      • basmati white rice 

       Allowable bread and grains include:

      • essence, Ezekiel, and sprouted wheat
      • rice cakes
      • oat, rice, and rye flour
      • soba noodles
      • artichoke pasta


      Many vegetables may be well-suited to people following the diet. Some of the recommended ones include:

      • garlic
      • onions (green onions)
      • broccoli
      • carrots
      • collard greens
      • kale
      • pumpkin
      • spinach
      • artichoke
      • chicory
      • greens, such as dandelion and Swiss chard
      • horseradish
      • leek
      • romaine
      • okra
      • parsley
      • alfalfa sprouts
      • tempeh
      • turnip

      Avoid nightshade vegetables which include: eggplant, tomatoes, pepper, potatoes. 


      Type A blood group of individuals may be well-suited to fruits. Some of the recommended fruits for people following the diet include more alkaline fruits, such as:

      • plums
      • prunes
      • figs
      • grapefruit
      • lemon
      • pineapples
      • cherries
      • apricots
      • most berries, including blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, and cranberries

      Spices and condiments

      Spices and condiments that people following the diet are alleged to benefit from include:

      • tamari
      • miso
      • soy sauce
      • garlic
      • blackstrap molasses


      Beverages that the diet allows include:

      • burdock
      • green tea, bancha tea, kukicha tea 
      • red wine
      • ginger
      • coffee

      No diet drink 

      In general, you should eat an alkaline diet -blood type A you will do the best with a vegetarian plant-based diet. in the following article "How to strengthen your immune system with the alkaline PH diet" you will find more info and recipes that are designed to keep your body healthy and lose fat. 

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      Leora Acoca Goldberg
      Leora Acoca Goldberg

      Former miss Israel and runner up of Miss Asia Pacific in the 80s . TV reality Survivor - second runner up 2010 I love wellness, Aesthetics and fashion - here to spread all the good stuff and Vibes

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