Foods For Your Blood Type
One way of knowing which foods to eat and which to avoid is according to your blood type. Although not a traditional Chinese method it's worth knowing about, particularly if you have diet related problems you haven't been able to resolve.
Basically, according to this system your blood type determines which foods and drinks are beneficial for you, which ones you should consume only occasionally and which ones you should avoid altogether.
While there are many differences between what each blood type should and shouldn't consume, there are also many commonalities, i.e. certain foods and drinks are considered beneficial to everyone regardless of blood type and some should be avoided by everyone regardless of blood type.
Here are some that are considered beneficial to everyone regardless of blood type:
Sardines, trout (sea/rainbow), beet greens, collard greens, broccoli, kale, parsnip, olive oil, cherries, cranberries, plums, figs, ginger.
Some to be avoided regardless of blood type:
Liquor (distilled), soda, MSG, sugar (brown/white), cheese (American/blue), ketchup, icecream, pepper, bacon, ham, pork, octopus, goose, safflower oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil.
As mentioned, this system of eating according to blood type is not part of the traditional Chinese way of health so I am no expert. If you want to delve deeper I do know there's plenty of info online and there are many books on the topic, plus professional practitioners in this field.
All the best,
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