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Blood Type & Diet - March 8th 2009, 07:28 PM

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Alright, so about 2 months ago I decided to go vegetarian. 1 month ago I got a nasty flu around the same time as coming off of antidepressants (I've switch to 5HTP because it's naturally occurring) and have yet to get the same appetite I had back. About 3 weeks ago my Mom got a blood analysis done, and the doctor gave her a book to read. It's all about what foods are "good, neutral & avoid" foods for blood type O - which all the women in our family are. According to said book, beef is just about a necessity, certain fishes are "good" and some are "neutral" with only one being "avoid." Poultry is "neutral" in general, though Turkey is "good," and all pig meat is "avoid." Soy in the form of beans or sprouts, or made into tofu is "good" while highly processed tofu like soy milk is "avoid." Peanuts, cashews & sunflower seeds are "avoid." ALL WHEATS are "avoid." Leafy greens and bright oranges are the best veggies, though peppers "good." Potatoes are "avoid." Yogurt is "avoid." Dairy, in general, is "avoid." Eggs are "neutral."


Now, being that my choice to go veggie wasn't entirely a political reason, I never intended to cut out fish & poultry 100%. I promised myself I wouldn't refuse fish or poultry prepared for me, but on the other hand, I also promised myself never to cook or order it myself.

I've never been able to eat Turkey, my body doesn't respond well to it
I'm not a huge fan of beef, except in the form of the very occasional McDonald's quarter pounder ...but can we really call that real beef?
I've never liked pig meat either, in any form, with the exception of a few slices of bacon with breakfast or on pizza, or a little ham on a Hawaiian pizza. Fish & chicken have always been the only meat I actually enjoy eating. I'm also lactose intolerant, so I've never been one for a lot of milk, though yogurt & cheese are big food loves for me.



So, I want to get back into the vegetarian diet, but I'm not sure what to do or think here. I love the taste of fish. Always have, and always will. The thing is, flesh is flesh, and in my opinion you're not a true vegetarian if you're consuming flesh.

The argument against highly processed soy like soy milk is that it's so rich in protein that, if consumed frequently over a long period of time, the human body can actually stop processing proteins from "lesser" sources.

If that's true, then fine, there are other things I can drink.
As for the rest of those "good, neutral & avoid" things, I don't know the explanations. I've heard and read, though, that the whole "eat right for your blood type" thing is not widely supported by medical professionals, and is often in fact dismissed as nonsense.



Suggestions? Good sources of protein that aren't soy?

Also, vegetarians out there, please please PLEASE let me know what the best tasting veggie "fake meat" products out there are. The grocery store I work at sells Yves, and though I love their microwave lasagna, I hate their veggie dogs/burgers and other beef imitations.


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Re: Blood Type & Diet - March 8th 2009, 09:56 PM

Hi,

I dont know a whole lot about the subject, i am not vegetarian myself. A good "fake" meat though is "Quorn". I have ate it myself and think it tastes good.

Most foods contain at least some protein. Good sources of protein for vegetarians include nuts and seeds, pulses, cereals (wheat, oats, and rice), free-range eggs and some dairy products (milk, cheese and yoghurt).

I hope this helps a little
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Re: Blood Type & Diet - March 8th 2009, 09:57 PM

Quorn is cardboard

see your doctor if you need diet advice
   
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