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Recommended and useful nutrition for blood type A

OILS AND FATS

essential_oilBlood group A doesn’t need a lot of fat; on the contrary, they should be avoided. But although, I think you should not totally avoid oils, as is proved, that tablespoon of olive oil on cooked vegetables or fruit will lead to better digestion. Additionally, olive oil will also help to lower cholesterol, and thus protect the heart and vein.

I would recommend corn oil, as is proven to be cousin digestion problems. It not necessary, that all food that you consume is seasoned with olive oil, but still be aware and choose among allowed and recommended oil. It’s however olive oil, that is certainly the most delicious and healthy. Useful: olive oil, linseed oil. Neutral: fish oil, rapeseed oil. Harmful: peanut oil, coconut butter, butter, oil, maize germ oil and sesame oil.

Stone fruit and seeds – Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and walnuts are certainly very valuable in the diet group A, as they can be substitute for not having enough proteins, which can we gain by eating too little meat. The best among dry fruits are peanuts.  Eat them often along with a red wrapper, because it contains lectins, which helps to fight against cancer.

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Pumpkin seeds are also very good for blood type A.  If you are facing bile problems, reduce the amount of dried fruit, and instead try to enjoy butter made of seeds. Useful: peanuts, peanut butter, Pumpkin seeds. Neutral: almond butter, almonds, chestnuts, sesame seeds, sesame butter (tahini), hazelnuts, walnuts hikori, leeches walnuts, sunflower seeds, or the butter, walnuts, macadamia nuts, Pinole, poppy seed, Pecans. Harmful: brazil nuts, kashew nuts, pistachio.

LEGUME

Group A is living with plant proteins, which we can find in legumes. But not all legumes are good and useful. For example; check peas, lima and kidney beans contain lectins, which interfere with production of insulin and stimulate existence of diabetes.

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Useful: aduke beans, Adzuki beans, black beans, mountain lentils, red lentils, green lentils, green beans, Indian beans. Neutral: Green peas, young beans, sweet peas, white beans (canellini), fat beans, beans, beans jikama. Harmful: white beans, chick peas, kidney beans, lima beans, Tamarinds, dark red beans.

CEREALS AND CEREALS PRODUCTS

Group A is quite good with cereal and cereals products, so they can enjoy them daily. But do choose among naturally produced cereals. Do add to your menu fallowing; millet, soy flour, corn flour and whole oats. Ass characteristic for group A is, that they have enough mucus; therefore consumption of wheat should be limited. Otherwise it would increase secretion of mucus. Just trying will make you help you find out how much wheat you can eat without any adverse effects.

People with group A must assure, that wheat that is consumed (this causes acidity in the stomach) is balanced with fruit, which reacts basically in the stomach. Similar rules apply to cereal product, therefore chose among allowed cereals. But, do pay attention, and do avoid prepared food; minestrone, frozen or already prepared pasta. Even if you don’t have much time, try to prepare your food from the “raw” cereals on.

Useful: Amaranth, Buckwheat, rice desserts, bread from wheat germ, soy bread, rice waffles, rye flour. Neutral: oat flakes, rice flakes, Oat flour, maize flour, rice flour, rye flour, Jerusalem, kornflakes, beer, millet, barley, bread, prose bread, gluten-free bread, couscous, durum flour, quinoa, corn flour, rice (brown or white). Harmful: strong wheat flour, man-wheat flour, wholemeal bread, wheat, wheat flakes, wheat germ, wheat bran wheat grouts.

VEGETABLES

Vegetables are essential, since they supply us with minerals, enzymes and antioxidants. Enjoy them the most natural – raw or cooked in steam as then we keep a maximum of nutrients.  Group A can eat almost all vegetables, with some certain exceptions; the peppers and fermented olives may interfere with sensitive gastrointestinal. Moreover, group A is also very sensitive to the lectins of plain and sweet potato, batata potato and cabbage.

potatoes-1Group A should avoid tomatoes, because they contain very harmful lectins, which are bad for digestion tract. Most recommended vegetables are; broccoli, which are full of antioxidant. These substances may stimulate immune system and inhibit mutation of cells. Some other recommended vegetables; carrots, green cabbage, kale, pumpkin and spinach. But, do not forget garlic, which have antibiotic characteristics, which stimulates immune system and improves blood flow. Garlic is beneficial for all blood types, but most likely – group A can get the most of it, as it has very sensitive immune system.

Second very important food fro group A is tofu. You can make tastier way to prepared it; mix it with herbs and vegetables and you can also add a drop of soya sauce. Useful: germ alfalfa, artichokes, Swiss chard, broccoli, pumpkin, onions, chicory, garlic, horseradish, Swedes, parsley, Pasternak, carrots, mushrooms catfish, leeks, dandelion, Roman salad, Swedes, spinach, Jerusalem artichokes, green chicory. Neutral: avocados, Bamboo shoots, ribed vegetables, Brussels sprouts, cukine, cauliflower, endives, Head lettuce, germ mungo beans, maize, cucumber, Iceberg, sea lettuce, Lamb’s lettuce, asparagus, green olives, mushrooms Pak-Choi, spring onions, chicory, red beets, radishes, rocket, shallots, asparagus, water cress, green. Harmful: potatoes, chili, aubergines, Chinese cabbage, black olives, red, yellow and green peppers, tomatoes, red cabbage, champignons, šitaki mushrooms, cabbage.

FRUIT

For group is recommended to eat fruit at least 3 –times per day. Priority should be given to more basic fruit as forest fruit and plums, which help to balance cereal effect, which make muscles more acidic. This can affect group A negatively. Melons are also basic fruit, but should be consumed in small quantities, because they contain a microscopic fungus, which are often hard to digest. Bad tolerance is also with tropical fruit as mango and papaya, which contains enzymes that are beneficial for other groups. Pineapple on contrary is great for digestion.

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Group A should also avoid oranges, eventhough you like them a lot – but they irritating stomach and make difficulties with absorption of minerals. Minerals are very much needed. Oranges triggers stomach acid reaction. But, on the other hand, also grapefruit is sour fruit, but reacts basically and therefore do not irritate digestive tract. Also lemons are usefully the same way as grapefruit. As vitamin C is a great antioxidant, it’s quite important for you to get enough of this vitamin, as you are not recommended to eat organs – so replaced them with other sour fruit as written above (also kiwi).

Furthermore, also banana is not very good for group A, as this fruit is full of potassium, as a substitute we need to increase the quantity of apricots, figs and some types of melons, which are a good source of potassium. Useful: apricots, pineapple, cherries, fresh figs, dried figs, lemons, blueberries, blackberries, grapefruit, dark plums, red plums, prunes, green plums, raisins (dried grapes), cranberries. Neutral: water melon, avocados, sambuka, kaki, carambola, Dates, Indian figa, strawberries, guava, Kiwi, Kumquats, raspberry, lime (limetta), Pomegranate, apple, winter melon, the Spanish melons, yellow melons, pears, nectarines, peaches, blackberries, red currants, grapes, elderberries, gooseberries. lychees. Harmful: oranges, bananas, melons cantaloupe, mandarin, mango, honey melon, Coconuts, papayas, rhubarb.

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