Blood Type A


MEATS & POULTRY

Highly Beneficial
NONE

Neutral
Chicken
Cornish hens
Turkey

Avoid
Bacon
Beef: regular, ground
Buffalo
Duck
Goose
Ham
Heart
Lamb
Liver
Mutton
Partridge
Pheasant
Pork
Quail
Rabbit
Veal
Venison

SEAFOOD

Highly Beneficial
Carp
Cod
Grouper
Mackerel
Monkfish
Pickerel
Red snapper
Rainbow trout
Salmon
Sardine
Sea trout
Silver perch
Snail
Whitefish
Yellow perch

Neutral
Abalone
Albacore (Tuna)
Mahimahi
Ocean perch
Pike
Porgy
Sailfish
Sea bass
Shark
Smelt
Snapper
Sturgeon
Swordfish
Weakfish
White perch
Yellowtail

Avoid
Anchovy
Barracuda
Beluga
Bluefish
Bluegill bass
Catfish
Caviar
Clam
Conch
Crab
Crayfish
Eel
Flounder
Frog
Gray sole
Haddock
Hake
Halibut
Herring: fresh, pickled
Lobster
Lox (smoked salmom)
Mussels
Octopus
Oysters
Scallop
Shad
Shrimp
Sole
Squid (calamari)
Striped bass
Tilefish
Turtle

EGGS & DAIRY

Highly Beneficial
Soya Cheese*
Soy Milk*

*Good dairy alternatives

Neutral
Farmer
Feta
Goat cheese
Goat milk
Kefir
Mozzarella: low fat
Ricotta: low fat
String cheese
Yogurt: regular, w/ fruit, frozen

Avoid
American cheese
Blue cheese
Brie
Butter
Buttermilk
Camembert
Casein
Cheddar
Colby
Cottage
Cream cheese
Edam
Emmenthal
Gouda
Gruyere
Ice cream
Jarlsberg
Monterey jack
Munster
Parmesan
Provolone
Neufchatel
Sherbet
Skim or 2% milk
Swiss
Whey
Whole milk

OILS AND FATS

Highly Beneficial
Linseed (flaxseed) oil
Olive oil

Neutral
Canola oil
Cod liver oil

Avoid
Corn oil
Cottonseed oil
Peanut oil
Safflower oil
Sesame oil

NUTS & SEEDS

Highly Beneficial
Peanuts
Peanut butter
Pumpkin seeds

Neutral
Almond butter
Nuts: almonds, chestnuts, filberts, hickory, litchi, macadamia, pignola (pine)
Poppy seeds
Sesame seeds
Sesame butter (tahini)
Sunflower butter
Sunflower seeds
Walnuts

Avoid
Brazil nuts
Cashews
Pistachios

BEANS & LEGUMES

Highly Beneficial
Beans: aduke, azuki, black, green, pinto, red soy
Lentils: domestic, green, red
Peas: black-eyed

Neutral
Beans: cannellini, broad, fava, jicama, snap, string, white
Peas: green, pods, snow

Avoid
Beans: copper, garbanzo, kidney, lima, navy, red, tamarind

CEREALS

Highly Beneficial
Amaranth
Buckwheat
Kasha

Neutral
Barley
Cornflakes
Cornmeal
Cream of rice
Kamut
Millet: puffed
Oat bran
Oatmeal
Rice: puffed
Rice bran
Spelt

Avoid
Cream of wheat
Familia
Farine
Granola
Grape nuts
Wheat germ
Seven grain
Shredded wheat
Wheat bran

BREADS & MUFFINS

Highly Beneficial
Essene bread
Ezekiel bread
Rice cakes
Soya flour bread
Sprouted wheat bread

Neutral
Bagels: wheat
Brown rice bread
Corn muffins
Fin Crisp
Gluten-free bread
Ideal Flat Bread
Millet
Oat bran muffins
Rye bread: 100%
Rye Crisps
Rye Vita
Spelt bread
Wasa bread

Avoid
Durum wheat
English muffins
High-protein bread
Matzos: wheat
Multi-grain bread
Pumpernickel
Wheat bran muffins
Whole wheat bread

GRAINS & PASTAS

Highly Beneficial
Buckwheat Kasha
Flour: oat, rice, rye, soba
Pasta, artichoke

Neutral
Couscous
Flour: barley, bulgur wheat, Durum wheat, gluten, graham, spelt, sprouted wheat
Noodles: spelt
Quinoa
Rice: basmati, brown, white, wild

Avoid
Flour: white, whole wheat
Pasta: semolina, spinach

VEGETABLES

Highly Beneficial
Artichoke: domestic,
Jerusalem
Beet leaves
Broccoli
Carrots
Chicory
Collard greens
Dandelion
Escarole
Garlic
Horseradish
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leek
Lettuce: romaine
Okra
Onions: red, Spanish,
yellow
Parsley
Parsnips
Pumpkin
Spinach
Sprouts: alfalfa
Swiss chard
Tempeh
Tofu
Turnips

 

 

Neutral
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Bamboo shoots
Beets
Bok choy
Caraway
Cauliflower
Celery
Chervil
Coriander
Corn: white, yellow
Cucumber
Daikon radish
Endive
Fennel
Fiddlehead ferns
Lettuce: Bibb, Boston,
iceberg, mesclun
Mushroom: abalone,
enoki, Portobello,
tree oyster
Mustard greens
Olives: green
Onions: green
Radicchio
Radishes
Rappini
Rutabaga
Scallion
Seaweed
Shallots
Sprouts: Brussels,
mung, radish
Squash: all types
Water chestnut
Watercress
Zucchini
 

 

Avoid
Cabbage: Chinese,
red, white
Eggplant
Lima beans
Mushroom: domestic,
shiitake
Olives: black, Greek,
Spanish
Peppers: green, red,
jalapeno, yellow
Potatoes: sweet, red,
white
Tomatoes
Yams
 

 

FRUIT

Highly Beneficial
Apricots
Blackberries
Blueberries
Boysenberries
Cherries
Cranberries
Figs: dried, fresh
Grapefruit
Lemons
Pineapple
Plums: dark, green,
red
Prunes
Raisins

Neutral
Apples
Currants: black, red
Dates
Elderberries
Gooseberries
Grapes: red, Concord,
green, black
Guava
Kiwi
Kumquat
Limes
Loganberries
Melons: canang,
casaba, Christmas,
Crenshaw, musk,
Spanish, watermelon
Nectarines
Peaches
Pears
Persimmons
Pomegranates
Prickley pears
Raspberries
Star Fruit, carambola
Strawberries

Avoid
Bananas
Coconuts
Mangoes
Melons: cantaloupe,
honeydew
Oranges
Papayas
Plantains
Rhubarb
Tangerines

JUICES & FLUIDS

Highly Beneficial
Apricot
Carrot
Celery
Cherry: black
Grapefruit
Pineapple
Prune
Water (with lemon)

Neutral
Apple
Apple cider
Cabbage
Cucumber
Cranberry
Grape
Vegetable juice (corresponding
to highlighted vegetables)

Avoid
Orange
Papaya
Tomato

MISC BEVERAGES
Highly Beneficial
Coffee: regular, decaf
Tea: green
Wine: red

Neutral
Wine: white

Avoid
Beer
Liquor: distilled
Seltzer water
Soda: club, cola,
diet, other
Tea, black: regular,
decaf
Strawberry leaf
Thyme
Vervain
White birch
White oak bark
Yarrow

 

 

 

CONDIMENTS

Highly Beneficial
Mustard

Neutral
Jam (from acceptable fruits)
Jelly (from acceptable fruits)
Pickles: dill, sour,
kosher, sweet
Relish
Salad dressing (low-fat, from
acceptable ingredients)

Avoid
Ketchup
Mayonnaise
Worcestershire sauce

SPICES

Highly Beneficial
Barley malt
Blackstrap molasses
Garlic
Ginger
Miso
Soy sauce
Tamari

Neutral
Agar
Allspice
Almond extract
Anise
Arrowroot
Basil
Bay leaf
Bergamot
Brown rice syrup
Cardamom
Carob
Chervil
Chives
Chocolate
Cinnamon
Cloves
Coriander
Cornstarch
Corn syrup
Cream of tartar
Cumin
Curry
Dill
Dulse
Honey
Horseradish
Kelp
Maple syrup
Marjoram
Mint
Mustard (dry)
Nutmeg
Oregano
Paprika
Parsley
Peppermint
Pimiento
Rice syrup
Rosemary
Saffron
Sage
Salt
Savory
Spearmint
Sugar: brown, white
Tamarind
Tapioca
Tarragon
Thyme
Turmeric
Vanilla

Avoid
Capers
Gelatin: plain
Pepper: black ground,
cayenne, peppercorn,
red flakes, white
Vinegar: apple cider,
white, balsamic,
red wine
Wintergreen

HERBAL TEAS

Highly Beneficial
Alfalfa
Aloe
Burdock
Chamomile
Echinacea
Fenugreek
Ginger
Ginseng
Green tea
Hawthorn
Milk thistle
Rose hips
Saint-John’s-wort
Slippery elm
Valerain

Neutral
Chickweed
Coltsfoot
Dandelion
Dong quai
Elder
Gentian
Goldenseal
Hops
Horehound
Licorice root
Linden
Mulberry
Mullein
Parsley
Peppermint
Raspberry leaf
Sage
Sarsaparilla
Senna
Shepherd’s purse
Skullcap
Spearmint

Avoid
Catnip
Cayenne
Corn silk
Red clover
Rhubarb
Yellow doc