The macrobiotic diet is, in short, a theory of nutrition and medicine based on the traditional Oriental diet.
It's a way of life that also includes the spiritual part. It teaches us to see the bigger picture, to consider the ups and downs in life as gifts given to us in order to become better.
One of the important nutrition principles in the macrobiotic diet involves consuming macrobiotic food that is rich in nutrients and has balanced yin/yang properties.
The macrobiotic diet contains macrobiotic foods like whole grains, beans, organic vegetables, fish, fruit, pickles, condiments, nuts, seeds and non-aromatic teas.
Of course, you can have a nice slice of chocolate cake from time to time or indulge yourself with a delicious alcoholic cocktail.
The important thing is to always remember that moderation is key. And this applies to everything in life!
– Enjoy eating and be thankful for your meals. – Eat seasonal and local foods. – Be mindful of quantity and quality.
– Avoid dietary extremes. – Chew your food thoroughly. – Reduce the volume of what you eat.
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