April 7, 2010
Macrobiotics Day 6
A few new things I have learned are:
Umeboshi Plums (pickled plums) are the Far Eastern equivalent to aspirin/apple a day mentality.
Grated daikon radish helps your body digests fat and oils better/easier. Good to eat with salmon/fish/foods sauteed in oil.
Tree fruits (apples, cherries,pears etc.) are best eaten cooked, to be more easily digested.
Pressure cooking is preferred type of cooking grains.
Spinach is not on a macrobiotic diet, you may eat many other greens but due to it's high oxalic acid content, NO SPINACH!
Some things I already knew but are fun to share:
Kukicha tea (bancha twig tea) helps your body digest and assimilate grains.
Miso (fermented soy bean paste) cleanses the blood.
Putting a piece of kombu (seaweed) is macrobiotics version of adding a bayleaf for easier to digest beans.
Sea weeds and sea vegetables have an incredible array of minerals for your body to fix any mineral deficiencies it may have.