Whole Grains: Principal Food
Cooked whole grains are the principal food in the macrobiotic diet and comprise 40 to 60 percent of the daily food intake. Whole grains include brown rice, barley, millet, whole wheat, rye, corn and buckwheat.
Short-grain brown rice is the staple in most macrobiotic homes around the world and is usually eaten at least once a day. It can be cooked plain or combined with millet, barley or other grain.
Brown rice contains a nearly perfect balance of energy and nutrients. It nourishes all organs and functions, particularly the brain, spine, lungs, intestines, kidneys, bladder, and reproductive organs, giving strong day-to-day energy.