Macrobiotics is a lifestyle based on ancient principles introduced by Michio Kushi under the influence of philosopher, George Ohsawa. The objective is to live in harmony with the elements and achieve physical and emotional balance and well-being. The Macrobiotic principles have been said to prevent and treat illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
A Macrobiotic diet consists of 40-60% whole grains, 20-30% vegetables and 5-10% beans and sea vegetables. The aim is to eat a variety of foods to ensure that proper nutrients are being consumed. It is a well balanced diet that is high in fiber and low in fat. It also encourages eating with the seasons and choosing local and organic foods whenever possible.