Balance in our diet
Macrobiotics is based on Oriental philosophy and more specifically on the concept of yin and yang. Everything we observe in nature has certain qualities, and many of them are classified as opposites: hot and cold, bright and dark, high and low, etc. For our life to be as healthy as possible we must be in tune with this dual nature.
In the 2Y we use a fully vegan macrobiotic kitchen to balance our body. For this we use seasonal and proximity products. We aim to get our body nourished and adapted as best as possible in each season of the year.
Summer tips of Restaurant 2Y
In summer we offer you, from our macrobiotic restaurant, a menu full of foods focused on refreshing and hydrating you. In warm periods, our body needs more Yin foods such as green leafy vegetables, cold melon soups and some non-tropical fruits. Macrobiotic cuisine barely uses solanaceae, we recommend to use them sparingly. You will find in our menu delicious salads with carrots, beets and some seaweed. We also offer a delicious gazpacho from time to time.
These foods grow from the ground to the outside (expansion). And they have a greater amount of water than Yang food which grows inside the earth and keep more heat (shrinkage)
In winter instead, to maintain our thermal and water constant, we will use foods such as cereals, soups, infusions, roots and energetic nuts with vegetable fats (chestnut, hazelnut, walnut …)
En invierno en cambio, para mantener nuestra constante térmica e hídrica, utilizaremos alimentos como cereales, sopas, infusiones, raíces y frutos secos energéticos con grasas vegetales (castaña, avellana, nuez…)
As for the way of cooking in summer, in 2Y we reduce the cooking time in some foods by leaving some vegetables “al dente”
Both in summer and in winter, we always try to compensate the acidification of our body, we will use alkaline foods. Ferments such as sauerkraut or Miso are also important to take care of our digestive system. In this way, we get our immune system to stay strong and stable, thus avoiding undesirable diseases.
To finish, always recommend common sense in what you do and what you eat.
This is achieved simply by listening to our body and observing our environment.
Simple and easy Remember: “The key to success in our diet is in balance”
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