Eating well and eating right is essential for good health, which in turn makes you a suitable blood donor as well. (“Donating Blood – Giving back”)

Type A Diet

This group typically thrives better on a diet consisting of foods in a fresh and organic state.

These include the following:

  • Black-eyes peas and lentils for vegetable proteins
  • Grains like amaranth and buckwheat
  • Flaxseed oil and olive oil
  • Garlic, onions, broccoli and spinach to improve immune system
  • Berries, plums, prunes, grapefruit and lemons to balance the acid-forming grains in Type As muscle tissues
  • Chicken and turkey
  • Green tea and red wine (1 glass daily) to improve immune system

Type As should limit dairy products and fruits like melons and honeydew as they are not easily digested. Also limit beverages like beer, black tea and soda which do not support the immune system of Type As.

Type B Diet

This group typically thrives better on an omnivorous-type of diet.

These include the following:


  • Dairy products like cottage cheese, goat cheese, mozzarella, milk and yogurt
  • Breads like brown rice bread, millet and rice cakes
  • Grains
  • Fish like cod, salmon, trout and halibut
  • Lean means like lamb and mutton
  • Green, leafy vegetables to fight off diseases and viruses
  • Beverages like green tea and ginger tea to support the nervous system

Type Bs should limit intake of the following foods:

  • Chicken
  • Most nuts, beans and seeds as these contain lectins that interfere with insulin production
  • Most grains as these contribute to fatigue and insulin irregularity, with the exceptions of millet and oatmeal

Type O Diet

Type O is the oldest blood type in human history and typically thrives better on a high protein diet as they digest meat better than any other blood type.

These include the following:

  • Beef and mutton
  • Cod, herring, mackerel for iodine and to regulate thyroid function
  • Vegetables like kale, romaine lettuce, broccoli and spinach for Vitamin K and to assist blood clotting
  • Dark red, blue and purple fruits like plums and prunes to balance high acidity of the digestive tract of Type Os
  • Beverages like club soda, tea and wine

Type Os should limit intake of the following foods:

  • Dairy products and eggs, except mozzarella, goat cheese and feta
  • Wheat products, except buckwheat and barley
  • Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and mustard greens as they inhibit thyroid function in Type Os
  • Eggplants and potatoes which cause arthritic conditions in Type Os
  • Berries and oranges which are high in acid content

Type AB Diet


Type AB blood is rare and is found in less than 5% of the world’s population.

This group thrives best on a mixed diet.

These include the following:

  • Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and celery
  • Seafood like tuna, cod, trout and red snapper
  • Sea salt and kelp for better immune system
  • Parsley and garlic for natural antibiotics
  • Herbal teas like green tea, chamomile to improve immune system

Type ABs should limit intake of the following foods:

  • Chicken as it contains lectin that can lead to autoimmune disorders; replace with turkey
  • Wheat products; replace with rye and oats
  • Mangoes, bananas, guava and oranges; replace with grapefruits for alkalizing effect
  • Avocados, radish, artichokes, green and red peppers and yellow corn to avoid creating acidic condition