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5. Eat your sea vegetables

Hope you like sushi. The macriobiotic diet recommends five to 10 per cent of your daily nutrient intake be made up of beans, legumes and sea vegetables. Sea vegetables are exactly what it sounds like: leafy greens sourced from the ocean. They are touted for their abundance in vitamins and minerals!

Varieties include nori (what you'll usually see wrapped around your California roll), wakame (often seen in miso soup) and agar-agar (usually found in the form of a gelatine like substance). Lucky for us, Australia's oceans have plenty or seaweed – wakame, for example, is found in small amounts off the coast of Tazmania. But to avoid imported products you'll probably need to buy online or in specialty food stores.