Immune system: The immune system of people in group 0 is extremely reactive. Immune responses to incompatible foods manifest swiftly, and diseases may also develop in a short period of time; on the other hand, recovery is usually just as fast.
Digestive system: The digestive system is quite robust: it produces abundant gastric acid (hence a certain propensity to ulcers), digests meat easily (lean meat is in any case recommended, however), but has some difficulty digesting cereals and dairy products. People in group O should exercise prudence when sitting down at the table, because they risk eating voraciously and in excess, without properly chewing and insalivating their food, and thus rendering the digestive system task more difficult. They need self-control during meals, and for this reason I recommend they drink a hot cup of the water the vegetables were cooked in before eating. This measure will relax the stomach and prevent the craving desire to eat that can lead to over-eating. For those belonging to this group, fixed meal times are not always the best alternative; rather they should learn to manage their nutrition on the basis of their bodies’ requirements and the activities they carry out. For this reason it may be advisable to have some food ready to eat as soon as they start feeling hungry. Nervous system and stress: People in group O are generally able to withstand stress and respond quickly and efficiently to stimuli. In general, they are energetic and tend to approach life in a positive manner; this often enables them to overcome difficult situations. They can cope with work-related stress better that other groups, but if they exceed their limits it takes them a long time to recuperate.
Nervous system and stress: People in group O are generally able to withstand stress and respond quickly and efficiently to stimuli. In general, they are energetic and tend to approach life in a positive manner; this often enables them to overcome difficult situations. They can cope with work-related stress better that other groups, but if they exceed their limits it takes them a long time to recuperate.
Physical activity: Exercise is extremely important: a lack of outlets for their energy can lead to stress and to the emergence of disease. For people in this group, intense exertion is essential. They replenish their energies through movement rather than rest, and especially through open-air activities. Team sports are recommended.
Behaviour: They are very sensitive to new influences and change; in general, they have a good dose of resilience, optimism and intuition. They do not tolerate monotony and fixed schedules very well, and are best suited to autonomous, self-managed work. Generally open to change, they can change diet without undue effort. They are able to embrace change even in the face of uncertainty. They are often committed persons, true to themselves and to their ideas.
- Beverages:light green tea (sparingly), chicory coffee, natural water, camomile, wine (in moderation, with meat, fish or egg dishes), beer (in moderation).
- Meat:lamb, beef, veal, horsemeat, rabbit, chicken, turkey, bresaola (remove the external peppered layer), carne salada, ostrich
- Cereals and grains: buckwheat, millet, rice (all kinds), rice biscuits, quinoa, amaranth. These and similar cereals should be used in moderation.
- Cheese: goat’s milk cheese, cow’s and buffalo’s milk mozzarella, feta cheese, tofu. Use in moderation.
- Nutssunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, sesame seeds
- Milk and dairy products: soy, rice and almond milk and yoghurt; to be consumed on their own, not accompanied by cereals at breakfast.
- Legumes: black-eyed peas, red soy beans, chickpeas, cannellini beans, green beans, fava beans, lupin beans, peas.
- Lemon: excellent vinegar substitute, especially for fish and meat; avoid it in cereal-based meals.
- Vegetables: all seasonal vegetables, apart from the ones mentioned in the “to avoid” list.
- Oil: always raw
- Fish: all kinds, excluded the fish mentioned in the “to avoid” list
- Eggs: soft-boiled, poached, scrambled.
- Wine: excellent oil replacement for sautéed or cooked fish.
FOODS TO AVOID
- Beverages: carbonated drinks, coffee, barley coffee, decaffeinated tea, black tea.
- Meat: pork and cured meats, speck, all kinds of ham.
- Seasonings and dressings: fried and sautéed vegetables, all kinds of vinegar, stock cubes.
- Sweets: sweets containing cream and cow’s milk ice-cream; also avoid all foods that contain flour and sugar in combination.
- Cereals and grains: maize, barley, oats, rye, wheat, hulled wheat, khorasan wheat and their derivatives (bread, pasta, crackers, biscuits, bran, semolina, seitan, couscous, pancakes, unleavened bread, pizza, etc.)
- Fruit: oranges, strawberries, tangerines, clementines, melon, cantaloupe, blackberries. Avoid fruit at mealtimes when the main course contains cereals or starchy foods.
- Nuts: peanuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio nuts.
- Milk and dairy products: cow’s, sheep’s and goat’s milk and yoghurt; matured cheese and fatty dairy products are strongly advised against.
- Vegetables: cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, aubergines, black olives, potatoes
- Fish: smoked fish, catfish, octopus.
- Eggs: fried in oil or butter