The word “macrobiotic” is a Greek word which means “long life”. The macrobiotic diet and philosophy were developed by a Japanese educator named George Ohsawa.
The basic macrobiotic diet is essentially:
- 50% whole grains
- 25% seasonal vegetables, cooked or raw.
- 10% protein foods – such as fish or legumes.
- 5% sea vegetables
- 5% soups
- 5% fruit, nuts, or seeds.
Food should be organically grown and eaten fresh. No microwave should be used – rice must be cooked in a pressure cooker and food should be eaten and chewed slowly, in a relaxed manner.
Foods that are not allowed while following the macrobiotic Diet are sugars, spices, alcohol, eggs, meat, and cheese.
Benefits of the Master Cleanser Diet
- It is low in saturated fat and high in phytoestrogens, which may help to balance female hormones and help with menopause, premenstrual syndrome, and prevention against breast cancer and endometriosis.
- The macrobiotic diet is low in meat, dairy products, and sugar.
Drawbacks of the Master Cleanser Diet
- The macrobiotic diet is high in natural, unprocessed foods, complex carbohydrates, and vegetables.
- While following the macrobiotic diet the dieters may experience lack of energy due to inadequate protein.
- The macrobiotic diet is considered to be too restrictive and lacking in certain nutrients, such as protein, vitamin B12, iron, magnesium, and calcium
Review of Macrobiotic Diet
People with serious medical conditions such as cancer or AIDS should always seek proper medical care. Some people try the diet because they heard it can cure their disease, but research has not substantiated these claims..
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