You may not realize it, but brown rice is really quite a bit more healthy for your than white rice.
White Rice… Was Once?
In a recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a study found that brown rice is a far better choice. The reason for this is that white rice is a refined product.
It was once brown rice, but then it was stripped of its hull along with vitamins, minerals and fiber. This is why white rice can be cooked so quickly.
It is basically a processed food containing simple carbohydrates that convert immediately to sugar when consumed.
Very often, white rice is touted as having been enriched. Don’t fall for this!
This just means that artificial additives and fortifications have been included in order for it to meet the minimum nutrition requirements that have been established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
If it were not for this chemical alteration, it would not be legal to sell white rice as a food product in grocery stores.
Brown Rice A Whole-Grain Natural
Brown rice is whole-grain natural rice. It still has its hull, and it is rich in fiber, manganese, selenium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, thiamine and protein.
It also provides natural, healthy oils and complex carbohydrates which convert to sugar slowly in your system. This is why brown rice is good for your health and an excellent aid for weight loss.
It satisfies your hunger and stays with you. It also promotes consistent blood sugar levels.
All brown rice is better than any white rice, but the very best is organic, wild brown rice.
Even if you do not have access to this type of rice or cannot afford it, you will be far better off replacing all rice in your diet with even the least expensive brown rice from your grocery store.
Rice in general is an inexpensive staple to any diet, and brown rice is a positive addition.