Macrobiotic Vegetarianism

Macrobiotics

Macrobiotics is dietary regimen which involves eating grains as a staple food, supplemented with other foods such as local vegetables, and avoiding the use of highly processed or refined foods and most animal products. Macrobiotics is also rooted deaply in the balance of energy and fining peace as much as possible.

Benefits

Eating a macrobiotic diet can do many things such as provide a healthy lifestyle, provide a peace of mind, and gain spiritual understanding.

Environment

A macrobiotic diet calls for locally grown food which helps reduce the need for transportation and the harsh consequences of that. The diet also helps reduce the need for certain crops which cause strain on the environment.

Substitutes

Dairy

  • rice milk
  • hazelnut milk
  • mochi

Meat

  • wheat gluten
  • seitan
  • vegemeat

Reasons to be Vegetarian

  1. Keeps weight down
  2. Live a healthier life
  3. The cruelty animals must go through is immense
  4. Helps reduce the amount of sickness
  5. Provides more energy

Important Nutrients

Zinc: Whole grain breads, dry beans, and nuts

Calcium: Dry beans, nuts, dark green vegetables

Iron: Grains, nuts, and vegetables

Vitamins B12 and D: Cereals and soy products

Protein: Beans, rice, and nuts

Simple Green Curry

Ingredients
60g fresh coriander
2 limes - zest and juice
2 fat cloves garlic
2-4 green chillis - seeds removed
2 spring onions - green parts
1cm fresh ginger - finely grated
Generous pinch Sea salt
2 tsp Rapeseed oil
1 medium onion - diced
1 red pepper - cut into strips
1 can coconut milk
1 tsp tamarind paste
1 jar chickpeas- drained and rinsed
2 heads pak choi - roughly chopped
1 packet tofu
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