- a philosophically oriented program incorporating elements from several ancient cultures and emphasizing harmony with nature, especially through adherence to a diet consisting primarily of whole grains, beans, vegetables, and moderate amounts of seafood and fruit.
Origin of macrobiotics
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- (functioning as singular) a dietary system in which foods are classified according to the principles of Yin and Yang. It advocates diets of whole grains and vegetables grown without chemical additives
C20: from macro- + Greek biotos life + -ics
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- The theory or practice of promoting well-being and longevity, principally by means of a diet consisting chiefly of whole grains and beans and restricted amounts of liquids and noncereal foods.
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