If the ageless Madonna and natural beauty Gwyneth Paltrow like it, it has to be good, right? Not necessarily. “If you are Madonna, and your chef is preparing homemade tofu (that is slow-cooked the traditional way and not overly processed) and fermented veggies and prepares food daily based on how you're feeling, then I can see a macrobiotic diet being somewhat beneficial,” says Aimee Raupp. M.S., L.A.C. and author of Chill Out & Get Healthy.
However, it’s not likely you, a mere mortal, will have the time nor the resources to prepare macrobiotic meals in the way they need to be prepared for optimal nutrient absorption, she explains. And, because the diet is low on protein and healthy fats, you many ultimately wind up with a B12 deficiency and running on "empty," she says.
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