Macrobiotics is a natural and holistic treatment, including lifestyle, relationships and effects of your diet on health of the body.
Macrobiotics is a complete and effective approach to establish and maintain or improve physical, mental and spiritual health.
Healthy diet is a healthy way to get rid of diseases. Macrobiotics is not a medicine to cure many diseases but when proper diet is taken, health related problems can be cured such as
- Heart diseases
- High cholesterol levels
- Digestive disorders
- Weight loss
- Degenerative diseases
Macrobiotics stresses or teaches the importance of balanced diet for a healthy and happy life, together with the inter relation between body, mind and spirit.
A macrobiotics diet is a vegetarian pattern diet with no animal food (no fats), non-organic food and processed food. It avoids all the foods which are not good for your health.
Diets preferred in macrobiotics: Foods that are rich in proteins and have less carbohydrates and fat contents are the most preferred.
- Whole grains
- Bean and bean products
- Organic vegetables and fruits
- Soya products
- Condiments (for minerals)
- Sea vegetables
- Non-Aromatic teas
- Fish (this has low fat contents and high omega-3 levels).
Macrobiotics states and supports that, an individual who practices a healthy eating life style will obtain healthy benefits and can overcome from chronic diseases.
Some important suggestions on macrobiotic diet:
- The cooking and storage of macrobiotic diet should be done in wood utensils.
- Prepare your food in calm and pleasant environment.
The manner of eating is also important in macrobiotic diet. Taking proper diet is not enough, the food should be properly cooked.
Microwave should be replaced with pressure cooker. The diet should be prepared with a highly natural and unprocessed food. It should have low saturated fats and provide sufficient fats for your body.
The way you eat your food is also important- you should eat your food in a relaxed way, chew it properly and then swallow it.
Macrobiotics yield good results with the combination of meditation and exercise. The use of macrobiotic diet will make you to starve and cut down the calcium, iron, vitamin D and B. so, breast feeding and pregnant women should not practice macrobiotics.
Although not proven, macrobiotics has the ability to cure AIDS and Cancer, if a sensible and balanced diet is taken. It also improves self immunity system and act as a warrior, which defends diseases in attacking the body.