Salmon is recommended for type B people on the Blood Type diet.
People with type B blood are descended from ancient nomads who originally lived in India and the Ural Mountains, claims Dr. Peter D'Adamo, the creator of the Blood Type diet. According to D'Adamo, a type B individual will be thinner and healthier if she eats a diet that mimics what these ancestors regularly consumed. A person with blood type B who eats other foods, D'Adamo warns, will be likely to suffer from weight gain, diabetes and autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Some experts, including Dr. Philippe Vandekerckhove, criticize the Blood Type diet as being unhealthy and not based on scientific evidence. Don't start the Blood Type diet until you've spoken to your doctor.
Meat, Seafood and Poultry
D'Adamo says that people with type B blood should eat plenty of venison, lamb and rabbit, as well as fish like salmon, flounder, halibut, mackerel and perch. They can occasionally have beef, tuna, red snapper and shellfish such as scallops, but should avoid all pork products and poultry, including chicken, duck and geese.
Low- or non-fat dairy products like milk, yogurt, cottage cheese and other cheeses such as mozzarella or goat cheese are recommended for type B individuals on the Blood Type diet. Use full-fat products, butter and cheeses like cream cheese or Parmesan sparingly, but do not have blue cheese or ice cream.
Common cereal grains such as wheat, corn, couscous, barley and rye are not allowed for individuals with type B blood, advises D'Adamo. Instead, a type B person should use oat or rice flour, breads made from brown rice and grains like oatmeal, oat bran, spelt or millet. You can have quinoa, pasta made with semolina and pumpernickel up to two times a week.
Beans, Legumes, Nuts and Seeds
Blood type B people can have navy, lima, kidney and red soybeans on the Blood Type diet, but should avoid all seeds and nuts as much as possible. Almonds, walnuts, pecans, green peas and green beans are allowed a few times weekly, but lentils, black beans, pinto beans and black-eyed peas are strictly forbidden.
Fruits and Vegetables
When choosing vegetables, D'Adamo says a person with type B blood should focus on fresh, preferably organic items like broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, kale, peppers, Brussels sprouts, beets, carrots and cauliflower. Bananas, pineapple, all types of grapes, cranberries and papaya are all acceptable fruits, though they should be eaten alone, separated from other foods by at least one hour. Type B people should not have tomatoes, tofu, avocados, olives, corn, pomegranates or coconuts.
Fats and Seasonings
A type B individual can use olive oil and spices like ginger, curry, horseradish, cayenne and parsley while following the program. Most condiments can be used a few times a week, but pepper, ketchup and cinnamon aren't allowed. Corn, canola, peanut, sesame and sunflower oil should also be avoided.