Come discover the world of cooking and eating food in an entirely new way for entirely new reasons!
Many of us eat food not for the health of the body/mind but simply for the taste. We eat sugary foods to feel happy or loved, fatty creamy foods to feel safe, nourished and protected, etc. This may provide a temporary good feeling, but at what price to health, weight, energy and the immune system?
"Tell me, I'll forget.
Show me, I may remember.
But involve me and I'll understand." - Chinese proverb
WHAT IS MACROBIOTIC/WHOLE FOODS COOKING?
Come discover the world of cooking and eating food in an entirely new way for entirely new reasons. Many of us eat food not for the health of the body/mind but simply for the taste. We eat sugary foods to feel happy or loved, fatty creamy foods to feel safe, nourished and protected, etc. This may provide a temporary good feeling, but at what price to health, weight, energy and the immune system?
In the last 20 years, more scientific research and an ever increasing amount of anecdotal evidence has brought the benefits of a macrobiotic diet into the public attention. In fact, the macrobiotic way of eating is thought to protect one from many degenerative diseases.
A wide range of symptoms can be positively affected by applying these dietary principles, including:
candida yeast infections
hyperactivity in children
many types of cancer
The basic principles of macrobiotic cooking consist of a wholesome, natural diet emphasizing whole grains, fresh local produce including vegetables and fruits, beans, sea vegetables, soy products such as tofu and tempeh, smaller amounts (if desired) of animal proteins i.e. fish, and natural sweeteners. In addition, the balance of yin/yang in the qualities of food and in cooking styles is considered.
Learning how to cook and balance simple whole foods that are locally grown and in season is a pre-requisite for anyone wanting to make a change to a health supportive way of eating.
Also, learning how different foods affect different moods and can assist the return to a balanced emotional state through our lifestyle and dietary choices.
Macrobiotics is more than just another dietary regime as it is based on traditional principles of the Tao or the nature of life: the order of the universe. To have an interest and an understanding of harmony, balance and how all things change helps make for a smoother transition towards a macrobiotic way of diet and lifestyle. The by-product of such a transition can provide more vitality, more joy for life, and the energy available to achieve one's personal goals and dreams.
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