Macrobiotic Diet

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Foods you can have

(based on FatSecret member opinion)
 Breads & Grains
 Nuts & Seeds
 Vegetables & Beans
 Fruit & Fruit Juices
 Herbs, Spices, Sauces
 Fats & Oils
 Snacks, Sweets, etc
 Meat & Fish
 Dairy Products
 Eggs & Egg Substitues
Not OK

About / History

The original Macrobiotic diet and philosophy was created by a Japanese man - George Ohsawa. He recommended a simple and harmonious lifestyle and reportedly cured his serious illness by subsisting on brown rice and water.

Michio Kushi was a follower of Ohsawa's teachings and made further forays into the western world with Macrobiotics. There are various books written about the Macrobiotic way of living, including disease prevention and cookbooks.

A definition of Macrobiotic Living from The Macrobiotic Way by Kushi (2003):

"A balanced approach to living through a balanced diet, moderate exercise, harmony with the environment, and understanding the yin and yang philosophical principles."

Relevant Links

Kushi Institute home page


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