Eat for your blood type

By Kirstin Buick
15 October 2013

Your blood type might hold the golden key to unlocking your beach-ready body this summer. Last week we looked at the ideal eating habits for blood type A. This week it’s the turn of readers with blood type B.

Your blood type might hold the golden key to unlocking your beach-ready body this summer. We asked Margaret Ellis, a clinical nutritionist from Cape Town who specialises in live blood analysis, to provide our blood type B readers with some simple guidelines on what to eat and what to avoid plus a two-day eating plan that will suit them.

The type B gene enabled your ancestors to survive in cold climates.

Here are a few simple guidelines:

Avoid chicken. Most breads, grains and pasta are a no-nos, especially avoid mealies. Enjoy your dairy foods. You’re the only blood type that can. For a list of what each blood group can and can’t eat and delicious recipes for each, get the YOU Best diets on shelves now.

  DAY 1

BREAKFAST : Muesli with plain yoghurt. Pineapple juice.

SNACK :         A slice of banana bread.

LUNCH :        Green salad with beetroot. Coleslaw with pineapple and raisins. Two slices of turkey. Water with lemon. SNACK :         Rice cakes with a few slices of mozzarella, Brie or Camembert. SUPPER :       2 grilled lamb chops with roasted sweet potatoes, aubergines, sweet peppers and zucchini. Brussels sprouts or spinach or kale. Ginger tea. DAY 2

BREAKFAST : Poached egg and haddock. Grape juice.

SNACK :         Rice cake with cottage cheese and alfalfa sprouts or flaxseed.

LUNCH :        Quinoa and bean salad using navy, kidney and green beans.

SNACK :         Raw carrots, celery and sweet peppers with a feta dip.

SUPPER :       120 g steak or liver. Cauliflower and cheese sauce. Green salad. Peppermint tea.

SOURCE: Margaret Ellis

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