South Beach Diet Phase One: Learn How to Change Your Diet -- "Perhaps one of the hottest new trends in the health industry market, these days, is the ..."
The Atkins Diet Medical Proof At Long Last -- "Finally, the Atkins diet medical proof has been discovered that shows the Atkins diet may ..."
What are the Characteristics of the Famous Atkins Diet? -- "Many individuals are wondering with recent studies finding how high the obesity rate in ..."
What the Atkins Diet Aims to Achieve and the Hopes of People -- "What the Atkins diet aims to achieve is viewed in many different fashions. First, the ..."
Green Tea - Works Off Your Pounds -- "Have you tired off different weight loss program? Don’t worry! Green tea gives helping ..."
Green Tea Weight Loss Is It True? -- "So the Chinese have had green tea now for around 4,000 years. They’re keen with herbs and ..."
Weight Loss - Green Tea Benefit -- "Over the past few years, green tea and its connection with weight loss has long been the ..."
Tips for Successful South Beach Diet -- "Some of you may have heard of the south beach diet exercise, especially if you have been ..."

The macrobiotic diet has been around for a very long time and it is Japanese in origin. It was developed by a man named George Ohsawa.  Actually more a way of life than a diet, the macrobiotic diet embraces Zen Buddhism. Macrobiotic actually means "long life" in Greek.

How Does It Work?
Foods on the macrobiotic diet are paired, and based on the yin and yang concept of opposing forces. For example, yin is sweet, yang is salty; yin is cold, yang is hot; yin is passive; yang is aggressive. In choosing meals, foods must complement each other to achieve good health.

Some foods are never allowed, as they just don't fit in with the overall philosophy.

The macrobiotic diet is basically a vegetarian diet, with some small amounts of fish allowed. It is considered low fat, and high fiber.

Some basic rules of the diet include chewing your food thoroughly, keeping your kitchen neat and tidy, and only eating when you are hungry, avoid using a microwave, prepare rice with a rice cooker and use good posture when eating.

What Can You Eat?
Some of the foods that are a vital part of the macrobiotic diet include: brown rice, tofu, broccoli, sea vegetables (nori, kombu), squash, cauliflower, chickpeas, butternut squash and vegetable soups.

Within each meal, 50 to 60 percent should consist of whole grains, 25 to 30 percent of daily food intake should come from vegetables and 5 to 10 percent should be from beans. Nuts, seeds, fruits, fish and miso soup should take up 5 to 20 percent.

Soups should be consumed 1 to 2 times per day.

Foods to be avoided include meat, poultry, eggs and dairy.

Desserts should only be eaten a couple of times a week, and only if the dieter is healthy. The only sweeteners allowed are rice syrup, barley malt and amazake.

Is It Safe?
A macrobiotic diet is considered relatively healthy. One cautionary note is to watch out for Vitamin D deficiencies, which come from milk, calcium fortified juices and breakfast cereals. It may be wise to take a daily multivitamin to insure that you are getting adequate vitamins and nutrients.

As with any diet, it is best to consult with a doctor before starting on any new diet program.

Changing Seasons Macrobiotic Cookbook: Cooking in Harmony with Nature

Health Men

Cialis helps with erectile

Cialis is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor. It works by helping to

+ View

A Man’s Guide To Women’s Lingerie

As men and women all over the world share their warmth on these cold

+ View

Do You Have A Smoking libido?

Ok, so maybe you started smoking thinking it looked cool and that it

+ View

Health Women

Middle Aging

When a person reaches middle age, they sometimes look back at the wasted

+ View

Staying Fit and Healthy Aging

The aging process starts from the day we are born. A person may not

+ View

Helping you with Healthy Aging

 Wouldn’t it be great if we could go to a fountain of youth and stay young

+ View

You Can Save Lives!

  • Prev
  • Sponsored Section
Scroll to top