This cropped up on my facebook feed this morning which I found quite interesting.
The most fascinating thing I found about the list was that many of the foods on my (o+) poison list were foods which either made me ill or that I simply didn't like. Is this a sign that there is some validity to the theory?
Since my initial excitement at this discovery, I have done some proper research and it actually seems that this chart stems from yet another fad diet, The Blood Group Diet devised by a Dr Peter D'Adamo. The diet itself, as with all these fad diets, is called out by the majority of nutritionists as a complete fallacy, but here's the thing... on the venn diagram of foods I will/won't eat vs foods this diet says I should/shouldn't eat there are an awful lot of items which fall in that little central cross-over place.
So whilst I won't follow this diet strictly, I may very well make a few changes to my diet on the basis of what is on the list.
EG: I have been having general issues with bread of late - the chart shows that both wholewheat and multigrain are not good for my type, so I will investigate others made from the grains and cereals it says are a little better for me.
I noted quite some time ago that I don't seem to digest dairy so well nowadays. I read somewhere that the enzymes create a lot of mucus, so as an asthmatic in remission I figured it was those enzymes affecting me. I have soya milk in the house anyway for my best friend in all the world ( a militant vegan) to drink when she visits - maybe it's time for me to step over to that too - or return to black coffee I guess.
I am not big on breakfast cereals - rather interesting then that there are no cereals on my nutritious list and that there are a few which are on my poison list!
I also find it quite interesting that I have so many vegetables on my medicinal list and very few fruits - I don't have a sweet tooth and will always choose extra veggies over fruit.
I don't know that of all the personal preferences I could have it's entirely possible to have such a long list of co-incidences so I think I'll work up a few action points off the back of this list and see where it gets me.
1. No more dairy.
2. Investigate my bread options - I tend to lean towards wraps nowadays - in fact a batch of tortillas only takes a couple of minutes to make so it seems far simpler that way.
3. Meat-wise, only beef, chicken, duck, rabbit, turkey, fish and seafood will occur in my diet.
4. To test section Q of the chart, meals to include more spinach and broccoli.
Those are small things which should make enough of a difference I think.
I generally don't follow what can be perceived to be a fad diet, but I just feel that the coincidence level of this one must give it some validity - besides, it's the fervour with which you approach it that makes it a fad diet I think, so as long as it's done sensibly there is no harm really.
Anyone come across this diet before and have any experiences they'd like to share?