The Macrobiotic Diet The beverages included in the macrobiotic plan include spring or well water and any traditional tea that is without fragrance or stimulants. The drinks that should be eliminated are soda, any artificial drink, colored and aromatic teas, coffee, and strong alcohol. All animal fat, meat (except the occasional fish), poultry, dairy, refined sugars, simple sugar, honey, molasses, vanilla and chocolate are banned in the diet. Since the objective is to live in harmony with nature, electrical or microwave cooking is not recommended. These types of cooking cause food to retain less energy and nutrients. Recommended cooking fuels are wood and natural gas.