[mak-roh-bahy-ot-iks] /ˌmæk roʊ baɪˈɒt ɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
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.
(functioning as sing) 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

macrobiotics mac·ro·bi·ot·ics (māk’rō-bī-ŏt’ĭks)
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.
mac’ro·bi·ot’ic adj.


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