Ever since I read Bad Science I get kind of nervous about using the word detox. Apparently there is no such thing as detoxing. But, whatever, we all know what we mean by detoxing and anything that helps to fight free radicals and boost our health mojo is fine by me. I recommend trying to eat short grain brown rice daily. It must be short grain specifically to get the benefits. This is said to be very good for colon care and helps to balance the body.
It's easy to fit it in almost every day (no-one's perfect). I tend to cook it in big-ish batches so that I have two days worth in the fridge to make up cold lunches with. Alongside a stir fry, curry or fish and veg these grains offer a great form of starch and help to stabilise blood sugars.
I asked my nutritionist what I should do when I stray from my healthy eating plan. I generally follow gluten/dairy/sugar free, but I'm only human and will sometimes stray off piste or a glass of wine will sneak itself into my hand. I was told to do 3 things to get back into balance:
1) go for a walk and breathe in the air
2) do some yoga
3) eat some short grain brown rice
I heart the nutty texture and wouldn't dream of touching white rice now. It does take a while to cook but it's so simple to build a dish around this.
What are your cupboard staples to stay healthy and balanced? Would love to know.