Macrobiotic Diet Foods Restrictied

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The macrobiotic diet is very clear about which foods are either:

Restricted Foods - Eat Only a Little Each Week

  • Bakery product – buns,  cookies, muffins, pastries, sweet breads
  • Brown sugar
  • Carob
  • Chips
  • Commercially prepared pasta and breads
  • Commercially prepared pancakes
  • Dairy – butter, cheese, milk, sour cream, yoghurt,
  • Fruit – bananas, dates, figs, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, mango, orange, papaya, pineapple, tangelo
  • Herbs – fennel, ginseng
  • Nuts – Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pistachio nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Rice – white rice, white rice cakes, brown rice cakes
  • Sweets – honey, molasses
  • Vegetables – artichoke, asparagus, avocado, bamboo shoots, beets, eggplant, green or red pepper, okra, potato, rhubarb, sweet potato, Swiss chard, taro, tomato, yams
The macrobiotic diet is very clear about which foods are either restricted or totally banned

Foods Banned - Should Not Be Eaten At All

  • Alcohol
  • All poultry – chicken, duck, quail, turkey
  • All processed foods – chips, crackers
  • All red meat – beef, goat, lamb, pork, veal
  • Artificial beverages – carbonated water, cola, soda, stimulant drinks
  • Artificial sweeteners – any type
  • Caffeine – coffee, tea
  • Sweets – chocolate, ice cream, fructose, wite sugar



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