I recommend having these healthy condiments at your family table at all times. Each family member can choose a different condiment to add to their food to make it interesting and unique-tasting. this way, even if all you serve is a bowl of brown rice, mealtimes will never be boring.

Vinegars: Balsamic, umeboshi, white, rice, wine and apple cider varieties

Juices: Lemon or lime

Grated ginger root




Wasabi: Japanese mustard


Homemade salsa

Shoyu: Fermented soy sauce, rich in digestive enzymes.  It is normally high in sodium, so try to purchase the low-sodium kind, free of artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.

Tamari: Similar to liquid miso.  It looks like soy sauce and is rich in digestive enzymes.  Try to buy the low-sodium variety, as it tends to contain a lot of sodium.

Miso: Fermented soybeans in a thick paste.  It is used as a base for soups and salad dressings.  Never boil miso, as it kills the digestive flora in it.

Roasted seeds: Pumpkin, sunflower, almond, sesame

Powdered seaweed

Flax seed and ground flax seed

Chia Seeds

Spices: Curry, turmeric, cayenne pepper, garlic, onion, basil, oregano, rosemary, cilantro