Sunday, August 21, 2011

What is the macrobiotic diet?

What is the macrobiotic diet?

This regime arises from a philosophy oriented to the respect and care for nature

"You are what you eat" should not be a cliché phrase, because if there is a diet that complies with this motto, this is macrobiotics.

"This regime stems from a philosophy oriented to the respect and care for nature, and the continual balance of the energies of yin and yang," says Karin Serván Torres, professor of the Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty Health Sciences UPC.

Focusing on the nutritional aspect, this diet makes it clear what to eat and what not. "It is based on consumption of natural foods, holistic and ecological. Dominated by grains, vegetables and legumes (dried vegetables), "says Torres well serve.

As you may have deduced from the components of this diet is low in fat, animal protein and sugar.

"The main point against this macrobiotic diet consists of the proper selection of food, as well as combine and cook them know (in the most simple)," says nutritionist. As for the advantages are ensuring that foods are nutritious, healthy, natural, low energy density.

The more complicated a diet is to think of practical meals to prepare. Therefore, the nutritionist recommends a plate type UPC: brown rice with nuts (pecans and raisins), accompanied by sauteed vegetables such as zucchini Italian eggplant, artichokes, mushrooms and carrots and a dressing based on olive oil and seeds sesame.

CONTROL. Any scheme must be supervised by a health professional to make sure it is appropriate for age and energy needs of the patient. Do not imagine this macrobiotic diet as a therapeutic treatment, and which is still under investigation.

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