macrobiotics

macrobiotics

[mak-roh-bahy-ot-iks]
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.

Origin:
1860–65 for general sense “the science of prolonging life”; see macrobiotic, -ics

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macrobiotics (ˌmækrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪks)
 
n
(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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macrobiotics mac·ro·bi·ot·ics (māk'rō-bī-ŏt'ĭks)
n.
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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