Another zen macrobiotic philosophy by Ohsawa was reduction of water intake. Even though we do not feel water intake needs to be reduced as much, we also do not agree with the eight glasses of water rule. This is too much water. What you need to know is the most important fluids should be coming from your food. On a macrobiotic diet based on grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, and pickled and fermented food will give you plenty of fluid. Then satisfy your thirst with water or tea when needed. (Bancha tea recipe) However, our modern diets are extremely dry because the processed foods are not refreshing that is why it seems we need the eight glasses of water.
George Oshawa created and has contributed greatly to macrobiotics. He brought to a light a new way to think and feel about food and the environment around us. We have learned a lot and been inspired from him and have built upon his teachings of zen macrobiotics. If you are looking to learn more about the macrobiotic principles and the seven steps to great health check out our course,Beginner Course.
Hi, Denny, it certainly is fundamental to a summer in this area to commune as much as possible with nature, especially the ocean, salt air and wind, sand and sun at the Jersey Shore…I flashback daily to memories of family junkets for whole months in Ocean City, weekends in Cape May, which my Mom’s direct ancestors founded, the Hand family, also Wildwook, Margate, and a couple decades of comp-ed casino busrides to every gambling emporium in A.C., frequently with the buffet lunches comp-ed as well….I only play with the comp-ed money, or vouchers, and i win when I play slot machine triple poker games (3 at a time)…these days, the casino and ocean and sand call out to me…I pack meals for my trips to and from AC, and sometime I eat there, at a buffet or on the boardwalk, such as French fries, a rare treat…I am also a fan of Miami Beach and Key West, though they are very dissimilar, as well as the harbor in Boston, and beach in Revere, and hope to get to the Cape and Nantucket, and the Vineyard some time with MA friends…I spent years in Massachusetts, and i like all these places I have described.., in Florida, NJ, and abroad…I just turned 65 Friday, and hope to get my “travel” on for many years to come…I always plan for food first, before I pack anything else;
I have a travel food-(mini)equipment bag always packed, ready for an adventure…PS my favorite sea salt is French Grey Sea Salt…
That is great Leslie! Glad to hear you are traveling and enjoying life.