How a Macrobiotic Diet Can Improve Your Health

List: Posted: 08/11/11

One of the popular diets that many people are starting to follow today is the macrobiotic diet.  Although it's becoming more popular, it's been around for years and has evolved as nutrition information has expanded.

A macrobiotic diet is very similar to a vegan food diet, which excludes all meat and dairy products.  A large part of the diet is about adding whole grains, as grains will constitute more than half of the caloric intake each day. 

Fresh vegetables constitute a large part of the macrobiotic diet.  You should eat the vegetables raw, steamed or boiled.  Don’t add any dressing, as this will add unnecessary calories.  Beans, fish, and soy are also a part of the macrobiotic diet.  Soups, such as miso soup, are an important part of the diet, as well.  Stick to broth soups, rather than those that are cream based.

One of the main focuses of the macrobiotic diet is removing junk food from kitchen pantries.  Processed food is excluded while on on the diet, which includes white bread and starches.

Although almost everything in the typical American diet is excluded from the macrobiotic diet, it still allows you to eat regularly and avoid gaining any weight, which makes it the diet of choice for many people.

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