In the 90s of the last century, the book "4 blood types - 4 ways to health" was published in SH. B. A. , written by naturopathy physician Peter d'Adamo. Almost immediately it became a bestseller, translated into almost every language in the world, and became a practical nutrition guide for many people on the planet. According to the author of the book, there is a historically accurate concept of nutrition for each blood group and on this depends the health and longevity of man.
The main idea of this theory is that people should eat the same food as their ancestors. Digested and best absorbed while "wrong" foods slag the body. This concept of nutrition is not a diet for weight loss, it includes healthy food for certain groups of people, which will help cleanse and heal the body.Indeed, several studies have shown that people with different blood types are more or less susceptible to various diseases. For a long time, Dr. D'Adamo, together with his father, identified the effect of various food products on the body, as a result of which they were divided into 3 groups: beneficial, harmful and neutral. Below are lists of "good" and "bad" foods for each blood type. Non-listed products are neutral and recommended for use in limited quantities.
Food for people with blood type I (0)
According to various sources, up to 40% of the world's population owns the blood of this group, Dr. d'Adamo defined them as descendants of "hunters", so they should be more in line with the meat diet.
- beef, lamb, beef tenderloin, beef, poultry, offal;
- almost any fish (cod, perch, pike, halibut, cherry, trout, sardines are especially useful), caviar, seaweed;
- small amounts of cottage cheese and sheep cheese, cottage cheese;
- some vegetable oils (olive, flaxseed, sesame, almond);
- nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds and cedar; Legumes
- are rare (except soy beans and lentils);
- buckwheat, pearl barley, barley cereals, rice;
- rye bread;
- vegetables (beets and their leaves, collar greens, horseradish, artichokes, Jerusalem artichokes, broccoli, kohrabi, parsnips, sweet potatoes, squash, turnips, bell peppers and chili peppers);
- almost all fruits and berries;
- parsley, ginger, cloves, licorice, turmeric, curry, chili peppers;
- herbal and green tea, red wines, mineral water (carbonated).
- pollock, mollusks, squid;
- almost all dairy products except those indicated in the permitted list;
- sunflower, corn, cotton seed, peanut, coconut, palm oil;
- poppy seeds, pistachio, peanuts, cashews, brazil nuts;
- wheat, oats, barley, maize and any product thereof;
- vegetables (cauliflower, cucumbers, leeks, rhubarb, potatoes, shiitake mushrooms, olives);
- avocado, oranges and tangerines, melon, strawberries, coconut;
- strong alcoholic beverages, lemonade, beer, black tea, coffee.
Food for people with blood type II (A)
Almost 35% of the world's population inherited group II from their parents, by the way, this is the most common blood type among Europeans. The developer of this diet listed such people among the offspring of farmers and collectors. Their diet is very similar to lacto-ovo vegetarianism.
- turkey (preferred) and other birds;
- fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel, drip, white fish, carp, cod, peacock, trout, charcoal);
- fermented milk products, whole milk - goat only, cheese also, only from it;
- vegetable oils (olive, flax seeds);
- peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pine seeds, hazelnuts and other nuts;
- legumes, soy products are especially useful;
- cereals (buckwheat, rice, barley, oats, rye) and products made from flour made from these cereals;
- soy sauce, parsley, turmeric, ginger, mustard; greens
- all berries, lemons, grapefruits, pineapples, plums, apricots;
- any herbal tea, green tea, white wine (preferred) and red, black coffee (1 cup per day).
- any red meat and offal;
- mollusks, squid, eels, catfish, abductors, etc . ;
- whole cow's milk and milk-based products;
- corn, cotton seed, peanut, coconut oil;
- pistachios, brazil nuts;
- wheat, wheat flour and products thereof;
- potatoes, white cabbage, red cabbage and Chinese cabbage, chili peppers, eggplant, olives, rhubarb, tomatoes;
- some fruits (bananas, melons, oranges, mangoes, papaya, tangerines, coconuts);
- gelatin, vinegar, pepper (black, white, red), capers;
- embelsira, sugar;
- strong alcoholic and carbonated drinks, beer, lemonade, black tea.
Food for people with blood type III (B)
This blood type is believed to have originated from a mixture of races. People equipped with it, Dr. d'Adamo referred to nomads. For them, assuming the widest and most varied diet, there are fewer dietary restrictions for blood type III owners than for other people. This is due to the fact that nomads settled on different continents and were everything.
- mutton, lamb, venison, rabbit meat;
- caviar, krushq, sea bass, pike perch, sardines, cod, plate, seeds, hake, halibut, mackerel, pike, lime, carp
- almost any dairy product;
- marine beans and lima;
- olive oil;
- oat flakes and oatmeal, millet, rice;
- beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, onions, horseradish, parsnips, turnips, garlic;
- blueberries, plums, watermelon, bananas, grapes, papaya, blueberries, berries, cherries;
- curry, licorice, ginger, parsley;
- still water, green tea, beer, red and white wine, black tea and coffee (you are allowed to drink no more than 1 cup a day).
- chicken, pork, offal;
- mollusks, crabs, beluga, eels, pollock, trout, charcoal;
- quail eggs;
- blue and processed cheeses;
- other varieties of beans, soy products;
- vegetable oils: coconut, corn, peanut, soy, sesame, sunflower, rapeseed;
- cashews, peanuts, pine nuts, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds;
- wheat, buckwheat, corn, rye wheat;
- olives, radish, radish, rhubarb, tomatoes, sauerkraut;
- avocado, pomegranate, persimmon, melon, coconut;
- pepper, cinnamon, soy sauce, gelatin, ketchup;
- carbonated and strong alcoholic beverages, lemonade, carbonated water.
Food for people with blood type IV (AB)
This blood type is the rarest, found in only 7% of people living on our planet. The naturopathic physician D'Adamo defined this group of people as a mixed type or "young people. "Like blood group III owners, “young people” were much luckier with the diet than the population with groups I and II.
- lamb, rabbit, turkey;
- chicken eggs;
- mackerel, salmon, sardines, tuna, cod, pike perch, pike, lime;
- dairy products, but cheese in limited quantities;
- walnut and olive oil;
- peanuts, nuts;
- lentils, soy beans, beans;
- millet, oats, rice, rye flour and products thereof;
- beets, broccoli, cauliflower and greens collar, cucumbers, garlic, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggplant, parsnips, mustard leaves, tomatoes;
- cherries, figs, grapes, grapefruit, kiwi, pineapple, plum, watermelon, lemon, powder, cranberry;
- curry, turmeric, ginger, parsley;
- green tea, sparkling water, white and red wines.
- pork, beef, chicken, goose, quail eggs;
- shamata, perch, beluga, halibut, loop, hake, eel, trout, arthropods and clams;
- butter, margarine;
- processed cheese, blue cheese, whole milk, cream;
- lima beans, black beans, adzuki beans, chickpeas;
- hazelnuts, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds;
- buckwheat, corn, wheat and products made from these cereals; Artichoke
- , Jerusalem artichoke, olives, bell and chili peppers, radish, radish, rhubarb;
- sunflower oil, corn, sesame, coconut, cotton seed;
- avocado, banana, melon, guava, persimmon, pomegranate, quince, coconut, mango, orange;
- spec, uthull;
- alcoholic and sweet carbonated drinks, black tea and coffee.
Critique of the American Diet by Blood Type
While conventional medicine practitioners are divided on this diet, most are still inclined to believe that it is not scientifically based and has no evidence base. Perhaps its only plus is that from the list of foods for people with different blood types, you can, by working hard, create a complete balanced diet. However, a complete rejection of certain foods can still lead to the depletion of the body of certain substances. Thus, for example, people with group I are almost completely forbidden to eat dairy products, and this can lead to a lack of calcium and phosphorus.
Many doctors agree that blood type diet is very general and does not take into account individual body characteristics, lifestyle and other factors that do not depend on the person's blood type. In addition, as you know, there are many more blood types than 4, Dr. D'Adamo took one of the most simplified systems (AB0) as the basis for the development of his diet.
Originally, the term "amino acids" was used in doctor's books when referring to protein foods. Protein in its original form does not enter the bloodstream; it is pre-divided into amino acids. But the body, in fact, does not care from which proteins, plants or animals, these amino acids are obtained, and therefore it turns out to be inappropriate to limit dairy products and meat to certain categories of people. After this fact was told to the author of the diet, the term "amino acids" was replaced by "lectin", which is not even understandable to many doctors, not to mention the common man on the street. And in general, many practitioners of traditional medicine are inclined to believe that the book that presents this diet is "overloaded" with scientific terms, many of which are inappropriate and incomprehensible to readers.
In summary, we can say that the blood type nutrition system did not find a response in the medical community and even came under serious criticism, and a large number of positive reviews about this diet find a logical explanation. First of all, this is due to the overall improvement of the diet, because strong alcohol, fizzy drinks, fatty meats, lots of "heavy" vegetables, foods high in saturated fats and other unhealthy foodsare completely removed from the diet, regardless of blood type. In addition, one of the important factors in the positive effect of any popular diet is the placebo effect, and the development of the American physician D'Adamo is no exception.