Macrobiotic foods are non-processed, non-toxic, and non-fragmented. A macrobiotic diet excludes foods that are too contractive (such as meat) and too expansive (like alcohol. Instead, the macrobiotic diet is comprised of vegetarian, non-diary foods. The theory behind this diet is that our well being is connected to the energetic value of the food we eat.
Some examples of Macrobiotic foods are:
short- grain brown rice, medium- grain brown rice, barley, millet, Spelt, Whole wheat berries, corn-on-the-cob, whole oats, rye, buckwheat
bok choy, carrot tops, Chinese cabbage, collard greens, daikon greens, dandelion greens, kale, acorn squash, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, buttercup squash, butternut squash
Azuki beans, black soybeans, chickpea, green or brown lentils
The Macrobiotic Diet is one that uses foods that are “balanced energetically and nutritionally”. The diet is aimed to include high fiber and low fat foods, with lots of vegetables and grains and little meat. You are encouraged to eat whole grains, green leafy vegetables, round vegetables, roots, beans, lentils, miso, and drink spring water and certain teas and mixed grain coffee. There are other foods on the diet that are allowed but sparingly, such as fish, seeds and nuts, sweeteners, fruits, flour products and others. The link below has a more comprehensive list of which foods are macrobiotic and which are not.
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