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Health Benefits of a Macrobiotic Diet

Health Benefits of a Macrobiotic Diet by Kennith Fletcher. Photograph of a vegetable dinner bowl by Hermes Rivera
Photography by Hermes Rivera

A diet without meat, dairy, sugar or alcohol may seem restrictive, but the benefits to your health — and the planet — are numerous

A macrobiotic diet is not just about food choices. It’s a complete way of life with the potential to help you take care of yourself in concert with nature to be healthier, stronger and less prone to all kinds of illnesses. 

What does a macrobiotic diet include?

  • Organically grown food
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Soy products
  • Legumes
  • Wholegrain cereals
  • Nuts and

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