The Macrobiotic Diet

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What Is the Macrobiotic Diet? 

The macrobiotic diet is a diet based on ideas drawn from Zen Buddhism applied towards food and nutrition. The diet attempts to draw balance from what someone consumes in order to live life at equilibrium. With the idea of stability in mind, the diet encourages to only eat when hungry and drink when thirsty. The diet focuses on reducing animal products and focuses on local, organically grown whole grains, vegetables, beans, and sea vegetables. Spicy foods, flavored, caffeinated, or alcoholic beverages are some things to stay away from when choosing this type of diet.

The Power of Food

Learn the power of food and a healthy lifestyle options that you have in order to optimize your health and support your overall healthy. If you want to deepen your understanding of the the food you consume, try the macrobiotic diet.

The diet is based on ideas that center in on the differing considerations of its practitioner; age, gender, levels of activity, geography, climate, and the food available to the individual. Examples of foods could be: 

Grains: Brown rice, millet, barley, oats, rye, corn

Vegetables: Kale, cabbage, pumpkins, cauliflower, onions, turnips, radishes, squash

Beans & Sea Vegetables: chickpeas, lentils, nori, kombu, arame


A diet like this is rich in fiber and healthy with nutritious foods like whole grains and vegetables. A lot of people who follow the diet recommend cooking with pots, pans, an utensils made only from a set list of materials. Generally, these materials are made of glass, stainless steel, wood, enamel, or ceramic cookware. As much as it is a diet, it is a lifestyle as well. With this being said, a lot of people who practice the diet do not usually use microwaves or electricity for preparing their food.

A typical Macrobiotic meal plan:

                                             Breakfast: Oatmeal with strawberries and sourdough toast

                                             Lunch: Vegan alfredo with mushrooms and rice

                                             Dinner: Roasted ratatouille and miso soup

                                             Snack: Mixed bag of nuts

Lifestyle Suggestions

  • Chewing around 50 times for good digestion
  • Express graditude for the food you eat and eat in a proper manner
  • Leave the table satisfied but not full
  • Eat when hungry, drink when thirsty
  • Use cosmetic and cleaning products from nontoxic ingredients
  • Exercise and spend time outdoors
  • Keep your living space in good order

  • Most importantly: Do things that make you happy. Move forward in life by taking control of the things that mean most to you.