Picture with some basic macrobiotic ingredients: (from left to right, 1st line) tofu, wheat miso, bancha tea, umeboshi prumes (from left to right, 2nd line) brown rice, sea salt, nori – The original uploader was KVDP at English Wikipedia. (Source)

A macrobiotic diet (or macrobiotics) is a fad diet based on ideas about types of food drawn from Zen Buddhism.[1][2] The diet tries to balance the supposed yin and yang elements of food and cookware.[1][3] Major principles of macrobiotic diets are to reduce animal products, eat locally grown foods that are in season, and consume meals in moderation.[2]

There is no high-quality clinical evidence that a macrobiotic diet is helpful for people with cancer or other diseases, and it may be harmful.[4][2][5] Neither the American Cancer Society nor Cancer Research UK recommends adopting the diet.[6][5] (Source)

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