Food Principles of Macrobiotics
Part of the Macrobiotics For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Applying macrobiotics food principles can help you build a healthy foundation for renewed well being. These principles, if you use them daily, are effective ways to control and sustain your health, balance nutrition, and condition your body.
Enjoy principle, secondary, and pleasure foods.
Emphasize seasonal and local foods.
Be mindful of quantity and quality.
Avoid dietary extremes.
Become a chewsy eater by chewing your food thoroughly.
Reduce the volume of what you eat.
Use the Power of Five in food preparation: The five food groups, flavors, textures, cooking styles, and colors.