Macrobiotics – Part One


Happy Friday!

Today I want to share the first of a two part blog on Macrobiotics.

What are Macrobiotics?

Macrobiotics refers to the science of longevity and health.  It is based on the view that each person is largely influenced by his environment and social interactions as well as the geography and climate of the place where he lives in. 

Macrobiotics also views illnesses as the body’s attempt to return to a more dynamic and harmonious state with nature. It also highly stresses the importance of a healthy diet as one of the major factors that affect one’s health and well-being. Therefore, a macrobiotic strategy not only refers to one’s daily food consumption but it also embraces the importance of living with healthy lifestyle habits for the long term.

What Foods Are Included In A Macrobiotic Eating Strategy?

Macrobiotic eating strategy prioritizes locally grown foods which are prepared in a natural manner. Undertaking a macrobiotic eating strategy also means taking extra care in the way the foods are being prepared and cooked.  There is a strong emphasis on eating foods that are baked, boiled and steamed and little fried and processed foods.

Whole grains, vegetables, fermented soy, fish, nuts, soups, seeds and fruits are the main composition of a macrobiotic eating strategy. Other natural food products can also be incorporated in the eating routine. The composition of a macrobiotic eating strategy can be altered in order to suit an individual’s needs with much consideration to his health status. People who are into a macrobiotic eating strategy must condition themselves to eat slowly and chew their food thoroughly.

What Foods Are NOT considered Macrobiotics?

Since a macrobiotic eating strategy strongly recommends that foods must be eaten in their most natural state, processed foods should be avoided. Fatty meats, dairy products, sugar, caffeine, refined flour, alcohol, poultry, zucchini and potatoes are some examples of foods that should not be included in the macrobiotic eating strategy.  Remember that macrobiotics aims to achieve balance in every aspect of your life.  Therefore, those foods which were found to be too extreme, highly-concentrated and over stimulating must also be eliminated in your daily eating routine.

In part two on Macrobiotics, I will talk a bit more about studies and research that shows adopting this type of strategy has a direct link to lowering blood sugar as well as cancer fighting properties.

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Posted on January 16, 2015, in Coaching, Diabetes, Nutrition, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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