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Some vegetarians - and non-vegetarians - choose to follow a macrobiotic diet for overall health, although macrobiotic diets don't make specific claims about weight loss. A macrobiotic diet has its roots in Eastern philosophy and emphasizes the importance of eating simple, whole, unprocessed foods that are high in fiber and phytoestrogens.
A macrobiotic diet can be a vegetarian diet or it can include some meat, although a traditional macrobiotic diet keeps meat, sugar, and dairy products to a minimum. Most variations on a macrobiotic diet are low-fat and high-fiber, and most include soy products and seaweed-based products.
Western nutritional theory advocates seven components that are needed for basic nutrition and good health: Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. If you are following a macrobiotic diet, your sources for these components could be as follows:
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