What's in Sophia Bush's fridge? "Right now nothing!" the One Tree Hill star says. Bush, who is currently living in North Carolina, is well-known as an animal rights activist and environmentalist within the Hollywood sphere and says that she tries to ensure the food she eats comes from local farms where animals are raised and treated humanely.
"There are a couple of farms here in North Carolina that I like," she says. "And you know the farmers, and know that the animals weren't living in cages and that they were treated humanely."
Still, the star says that when she gets busy, she tends to eat out a lot and that instead of home cooking, her fridge is often stocked with to-go boxes.
When the actress is at home, here are three foods she can't live without:
1. Oatmeal. Bush says she tries to keep a lot of healthy, whole grains in the house, including oatmeal. And why not? Oatmeal is nutritious, versatile and makes for a satisfying breakfast (not to mention it's a superfood for better sex!) What's not to like?
2. Brown rice. This whole grain is another smart choice. A 1/2 cup of brown rice has almost 2 grams of fiber, while its counterpart, white rice, has none. And not only can you cook brown rice with basically anything, but it's full of manganese, which is an anti-aging property, and antioxidants.
3. Kilwin's ice cream. Ok, so the ice cream itself isn't really that healthy. But it is healthy to indulge once in a while. "When I'm in North Carolina, I can't get enough of it," Bush says. "I'm like a bloodhound; I can pick up the scent a mile away." It's all about balance — it is important to maintain a healthy diet of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, but it's also important to enjoy yourself once in a while, and sometimes that means letting yourself give in to your cravings, whatever they may be.