Healthnotes Index:

Macrobiotic Diet

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Nonfood Factors

The diet includes principles such as avoiding using microwaves, chewing food completely, choosing organic foods, and keeping the kitchen tidy.

Is This Diet Vegetarian-Friendly?

Yes. The diet is a strict pesco-vegetarian diet, and the fish can be avoided if desired.

Eating Out

Focus on grains and vegetables, the foods that have the least yin or yang properties. Choose restaurants that provide organic, local foods, and primarily vegetarian options. Be sure to ask how the food is prepared, and avoid very spicy or acidic sauces.

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