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Macrobiotic diet: Quiz


Question 1: The earliest recorded use of the term macrobiotics is found in the writing of ________, the father of Western Medicine.
Ancient Greek medicineHippocratesAristotleAncient Greece

Question 2: Nightshade vegetables, including tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant; also spinach, beets and ________ are not recommended, or used sparingly at most, in macrobiotic cooking, as they are considered extremely yin.

Question 3: Macrobiotics has long been advocated by some as a preventative and cure for ________.

Question 4: A macrobiotic diet includes many of the same foods as ________ diets, but in macrobiotics some types of fish are accepted for occasional use.
VeganismVegetarianismVegan SocietyPhysicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Question 5: ________ in the form of non-heme iron in beans, sea vegetables and leafy greens is sufficient for good health; detailed information is in the USDA database.

Question 6: ________ along with most other B vitamins are abundant in whole grains.
RiboflavinNiacinThiamineVitamin B12

Question 7: According to macrobiotic proponents, many of the long-lived traditional cultures, such as the Incas and the Chinese in the ________, used the macrobiotic methodology.
Ming DynastyHan DynastySong DynastyTang Dynasty

Question 8: Macrobiotic eating follows the principle of balance (called balancing ________ in China).
QiYin and yangTaijiGuan Yu

Question 9: During the ________ in Japan peasants were not allowed to eat meat and had a diet of primarily rice and soy beans to get their protein.
Tokugawa shogunateBakumatsuEdo periodTokugawa Yoshinobu

Question 10: Some macrobiotic ingredients are also standard ingredients in ________.
Korean cuisineJapanese cuisineVietnamese cuisineIranian cuisine

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