Shift from White rice to brown rice is a good idea!Diet & Fitness

May 24, 2016 14:50
Shift from White rice to brown rice is a good idea!

Rice is one of the most frequently consumed cereal grains across the world. Most of the people in the world consider only white rice as rice and are not much aware of brown rice. Recently, health conscious people have started to replace white rice with brown rice, which is considered as a far healthier option.

According to a recent study, replacing white rice in diet with brown rice shown reducing the risk of developing type2 diabetes. Replacing the same amount of white rice with other  grains such as wheat and barley reduced 36% risk.

Brown rice unlike white rice still has the side hull and bran. The side hulls and bran are rich in proteins, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, fiber and potassium. So, whether you're trying to lower a few kilos or making efforts to beat diabetes, brown rice would be healthy in many situations. A low GI (glycemic index) in brown rice helps in the reduction of insulin spikes.

Why should you start consuming Brown Rice?

Keeps sugar level in control: Brown rice helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. Studies also show that those who consume a cup of brown rice daily reduce their risk of developing diabetes by almost 60%.

Good for cholesterol: Brown rice is rich in natural oils which are beneficial for the body and helps to normalize cholesterol levels.

Keeps heart healthy: A wholegrain, brown rice has been proven to reduce the build-up of arterial plaque, which can lower the chances of developing any type of heart disease.

Promotes bone health: Brown rice is a great source of magnesium and is useful for bone health. One cup of brown rice contains 21% of the recommended daily value of Magnesium.


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