Stuff to Avoid in Your Macrobiotic Diet - dummies

Stuff to Avoid in Your Macrobiotic Diet

By Verne Varona

Part of Macrobiotics For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You’ll need to make changes in the way you eat to achieve the best results in a food plan based on macrobiotics. By avoiding the following foods, you may increase energy, sleep better, stabilize blood sugar, reduce inflammation, and tame cravings. These positive effects contribute to a healthier, happier you.

  • Any food containing white, brown, or any other refined sugar

  • Maple syrup, barley malt, rice syrup, and agave syrup

  • Fruit juice

  • Milk, cheese, cream, butter, ghee, yogurt, and ice cream

  • Refined oils

  • Caffeine

  • Alcohol

  • Recreational drugs

  • Medications (with some exceptions for current prescriptions)

  • Heavy use of spices

  • White rice and white flour

  • Foods containing chemicals, preservatives, dyes, and insecticides