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Taoist Macrobiotics

Foods that are NOT to be eaten

Refined and processed foods. If any colourings, preservatives, flavourings, or other chemicals are included, don't touch it.
Any grain foods that have been processed, especially white bread and anything made from white flour. All deep fried foods. Coffee, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate and other sweets. Spices, rock salt, mustard, pepper, vinegar, pickles, curry. Meat such as pork, beef, mutton and lamb. Salmon, mackerel, shark, swordfish, tuna and whale. Sugar. Ice cream, artificial jellies, synthetic fruit juices. Potatoes, tomatoes, aubergines, rhubarb, spinach. Concentrated meat extracts, soups and gravies. Milk, cheese, butter, dairy yoghurt, boiled or fried eggs. Lard or dripping that comes from animal fats. Any bird or fish that has a lot of fat tissue.

Foods that may be eaten.

Anything made from natural whole grain, that has not been refined, e.g. brown rice, buckwheat, wheat, barley, millet, rye, maize and includes bread, cakes, puddings, biscuits, breakfast foods, etc. All locally grown vegetables that are in season, especially root vegetables, excluding those items in previous list, No. 10. Soya-bean and mung-bean shoots. Seaweed. Locally grown fruit and berries (moderately). Nuts, preferably roasted—but not salted. Low fat natural yoghurt. Honey (sparingly). Cottage cheese or vegetarian cheese. Herb teas and China teas. Vegetable margarine and oils (e.g. sesame, sunflower, safflower). Eggs, but only scrambled or in omelettes—better still eat the yolks only. Natural sea salt, sesame seed salt, soya sauce. All dried fruits—cherries, raisins, currants etc. All grain milks, rice milk and coconut milk. Wild vegetables and herbs. Fruit drinks made from locally grown fresh fruit—ideally, make your own.

Utilise the following, if necessary. Non-fat fish excluding those in previous list, No. 7. Sea-food—shrimps, prawns etc. But be wary of crab. Wild birds—pheasant, pigeon etc. Wild or free range chicken, turkey etc. Skimmed milk or powdered skimmed milk.