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The Blood Type B Diet is one of several related diets that depend on the individual’s blood type. These 4 diets all promise to promote weight loss, eliminate toxins and fat from the organism, fight against several illnesses, and slow the aging process. Blood type B, in which the letter B stands for barbarian, most likely started in the Himalayas. Most of the people with this blood type are located in that general area. Here are some of the diet principles.
You may eat a wide variety of food. But you should try to avoid nuts and grains. Eat pasta, corn, and buckwheat in moderation. Make sure that you eat at least one fruit a day. This diet comes with a long list of foods to eat and foods to avoid. Even among the favored food groups such as fish and vegetables there are plenty of items to avoid. For example, avoid crustaceans, shellfish, anchovies, eel, bass, barracuda, smoked salmon, and frogs. Good choices include fatty fish and white fish. You should probably take magnesium supplements. Clearly you won’t be able to follow this diet without a book. Three times a week perform strenuous exercise, which increases your cardio-vascular capabilities. Relax with meditation, yoga, or tai chi twice a week.
Advantages of the Blood Type B Diet include improving the state of your cells and immune system. Its foods are varied and healthy. Disadvantages include the need for food supplements.
Here are two sample menus:
Breakfast: Rice or bran cereal with skim milk. 2 plums. Grape juice.
Lunch: A fresh herb omelet. Light goat cheese. A slice of spelt bread. A banana.
The mid-afternoon snack consists of a skim-milk yogurt, cranberry juice, and green tea.
Supper: Parmesan fettuccini. Green salad. Frozen yogurt.
Breakfast: A slice of wheat germ bread. Skimmed cottage cheese. A poached egg. Green tea.
Lunch: Chicken salad. Green beans. A soy yogurt.
The mid-afternoon snack is a glass of grape juice and a rice cake.
Supper: Grilled mackerel. Spinach. Boiled potatoes. Fruit salad.
Some of the information in this article comes from a fascinating new book, La Bible des Regimes, written by Jenny de Jonquieres and published by Amerik Media. Her book describes over 80 diets and weight reduction programs. Each diet is presented with 5 menu plans, a detailed discussion of its advantages and disadvantages, and lots more. La Bible des Regimes is presently available only in French.
Levi Reiss authored or co-authored ten computer and Internet books, but would rather drink fine French, German, or other wine, paired with the right foods. He loves teaching computer classes at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his Italian travel, wine, and food website www.travelitalytravel.com and his wine, diet, health, and nutrition website www.wineinyourdiet.com.