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Have You Heard of the Macrobiotic Diet?


| 5/17/2018 5:02:00 PM


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If you’ve ever meditated, then you likely appreciate balance — balance of the mind and balance of the body. Meditation originated in ancient Asia, as did the macrobiotic diet, so it’s no surprise that, like meditation, the macrobiotic diet is based on balance. This diet is more than a particular combination of healthy food; it can have mental benefits as well. Like meditation, the macrobiotic diet has been around for centuries, and it’s based on the principles of eating to meet your body’s needs.

What is the Macrobiotic Diet?

In the modern world, eating is seen as an activity. You go out for dinner with friends, you cook family dinners and have one-on-one time with your kids, or you order something different, possibly strange, for the experience. Comfort food and junk food are always a temptation, and eating when full is a common occurrence.

The macrobiotic diet, however, is based on your bodies needs more than anything else. A few of the principles include eating enough nutrients, but not eating until you’re full, eating healthy food rather than indulgent food, and eating natural food without artificial ingredients.

Unlike other diets, the macrobiotic diet has recommended guidelines, but you also need to adjust for your own body’s needs. As much as possible though, you should stick to the following breakdown:



  • 60% whole grains
  • 30% vegetables
  • 10% protein

When picking out your meals, you should keep in mind that the macrobiotic diet is pescatarian and eco-conscious. Though you can eat fish, like salmon, it is recommended you only do so 2-3 times a week. The rest of the time, you should be eating tofu or tempeh, or seaweed. Not only does seaweed tie in with the pescatarian them, but sea vegetables are also a surprisingly great source for protein.



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