Macrobiotic Diet Food List
When choosing foods for the macrobiotic diet, you will find there are foods you can consume daily, occasionally and foods you will need to avoid. There are also certain amounts/percentages daily of each food type you are allowed.
Below is a full list of foods allowed with a basic macrobiotic diet. Keep in mind that depending on where you live, the foods you eat may very. Part of the macro diet calls for eating foods grown locally.
Make sure to check with your doctor as the below list is just general in nature. Your specific needs may require different food items in your macro diet plan.
Each day on the macro diet will include whole grains.
They are to be about half of the entire meal (40%-60%).
|Whole grains regular use:
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Each day on the macrobiotic diet will include vegetables.
About (20%-30%) of the meal.
|Vegetables regular use:
||Vegetables occasional use:
Beans & Sea Vegetables
Each day on the macro diet will include beans.
About (5%-10%) of the meal.
|Beans regular use:
||Beans occasional use:
Sea vegetables should be used in small quantities and make up only a small percentage of your daily diet.
|Allowed Sea Vegetables:
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Fish & Seafood
Additionally you may be able to consume from a variety of other foods weekly and in small amounts. One of these foods types is fish and seafood.
|Allowed Fish Types:
||Allowed Other Seafood Types:
Nuts & Seeds
You may enjoy nuts and seeds as a snack occasionally.
These are to be used minimally and in small quantities.
|Nuts & Seeds:
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Aside from all the above items you may be able to consume a small amount of fruits depending on where you live. In temperate climates fruits such as apples, blueberries, grapes and peaches are good choices. If living in a more topical climate it will be best to choose fruits that are grown in your local climate.
For cooking you may be able to use corn or sunflower oils, sea salt, miso and ginger.
Remember, this is just a broad list. Depending on your condition, health status and climate, food items may change accordingly.