The macrobiotic diet is based on the fact that food and its quality has a greater impact on your life than people think. Followers of the macrobiotic diet believe that food not only affects their health but also their general wellbeing. They find that natural foods that underwent the least possible operations by far the best choice. Moreover, they rave about the traditional methods of preparation and they enjoy their culinary skills, both for themselves and when cooking for friends or family.
Literally translated, macrobiotics means "good life." Scientists and doctors around the world associate macrobiotics with living in harmony by following a simple and balanced diet. In 1920 declared George Ohsawa, the founder of modern macrobiotics, he had cured himself of a serious illness by adjusting his eating habits.
Ohsawa believed in the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang. Yin represents the outward centrifugal rotary movement while Yang represents the centripetal inward twisting motion.
Yin and yang are always each other's opposites yin which stands for fresh, cold and passive while yang represents salty, hot and aggression. The macrobiotic diet yin and yang must always be in balance and to pursue good health.
Nutrients also be divided according to yin and yang. This division is based on quantity, taste and their effects on the body. To assess your body weight, it is wise to calculate your BMI.