You have your vegetables, which make up 25 to 30 percent of each meal. It's suggested you keep up to one-third of the veggies raw, while the rest are steamed, boiled, baked or sauteed. Beans make up 10% of the daily food intake, which also includes bean products such as tofu, tempeh, and natto. The modern Macrobiotic Diet plan also suggests one to two cups or bowls of soup per day. Miso and shoyu, which are made from fermented soybeans, are always good choices, since this is where you'll find needed proteins. Snacks like nuts and seeds help account for your daily doses of calcium, zinc, B12 and Omega-3 fatty acids. A handful of walnuts, pumpkin seeds or flax can easily get the job done.
Last Updated:July 16, 2012