Eight Essential Properties of Cleansing Foods
While grain has been heralded in our culture as a key food group, even the whole-grain variety is not very good for us.
With a few exceptions (which I’ll get to in a moment), most grains are inflammatory in the body, acidic, gluey, yeast-feeding, and difficult to digest. They agitate the intestine, resulting in inflammation, bloating, and fluid imbalances, and contribute greatly to weight gain.
They also reduce mental clarity.
Thus, generally speaking, grains are not an ideal go-to food in the modern diet.
If you love grains and must have them, that’s okay. But if you want superior health, energy, and weight loss, you should avoid a grain-based diet.
Also, keep in mind that sprouted grains are far superior to regular whole grains.
The highest-quality grains are the ancient pseudo-grains, which are gluten-free and easier to digest than cereal grains but do have a similar nutritional profile.
These include millet, quinoa, buckwheat, and amaranth.
Typically, some grains can be included with successful detoxification results, but it is best to avoid them whenever possible and to find nongrain options for your favorite grain-based foods.
Fortunately for all of us, Chef Doris has discovered many brilliant and satisfying ways of doing this in her recipes.
FROM: The Fresh Energy Cookbook by Natalia Rose & Doris Choi