The Macrobiotic Diet

The Macrobiotic Diet

Macrobiotics is a lifestyle stressing balance and harmony. It includes a rigorous diet plan, gentle exercise, and behavioral changes. Macrobiotic eating places a strong focus on natural, organic food. It also advocates for complete elimination of chemicals and artificial ingredients. This no-chemical rule extends to personal hygiene products, as well as other products used in the home. The macrobiotic diet is good for those who have heart disease, diabetes, and are at risk for breast cancer.

Foods to EatFoods to LimitFoods to Avoid
bulgur wheatorganic tree fruit and berriescertain vegetables, including potatoes, peppers, and tomatoes
buckwheatseedscaffeinated beverages
brown ricenutsalcoholic beverages
quinoacucumbersprocessed foods, such as white bread and store-bought cakes and cookies
wild riceceleryany food with artificial ingredients
kalelettucesodas, both diet and regular
cauliflowerfishsugar and products containing sugar or corn syrup
broccoliseafoodmolasses
pumpkindairyvanilla
bok choyeggspork
onionpoultrytropical fruits, such as pineapples and mangos
radishesmeathot, spicy food
carrotsseasonings, such as garlic and oregano
parsley
green cabbage
pickles
beans
soy products, such as miso
sea vegetables, such as seaweed
vegetable oil
natural seasonings, such as naturally processed sea salt
vegetables
lentils
seaweed
sea salt
soy products, such as tofu and miso