Food Principles of Macrobiotics - dummies

Food Principles of Macrobiotics

By Verne Varona

Part of 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.