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Contrary to popular belief, white rice isn’t all empty calories and carbs! It is a good source of nutrients like selenium, manganese, copper, vitamin B6, zinc, phosphorus, and magnesium. It even has some protein. But it may not fare better than brown rice nutritionally. Don’t overdo your intake, switch it up with other whole grains as much as you can, and you’ll be fine!
Different types of rice contain different amounts of carbohydrates. There are also the good and bad types of carbohydrates which most of us are...
Rice is good for everyone – all year round! This means, despite your metabolic constitution or dosha, rice is a healing food. In Western nutrition, we...
Studies have demonstrated that eating white rice regularly in large quantities can put you at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It is also believed that high glycemic index foods like white rice may increase appetite, leading to obesity. Brown rice is a healthier choice of rice for diabetics.
Rice is an integral part of every meal in many countries, but there’s still a lot of ambiguity concerning its health effects. White rice...
Diabetes is a chronic medical condition affecting your overall health. Managing it by keeping a check on carbohydrates and saturated fat intake is the key. This is done by avoiding foods with simple carbs, sugary drinks, packaged and baked products, fried foods, and full-fat dairy. Dried fruits and sweeteners like honey though are naturally healthy, should be avoided.
Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Your best bet is to opt for fresh and whole fruits (with skin on, whenever possible!) instead of drinking juices. Make simple food swaps such as switching to brown bread, brown rice; choosing whole grain cereals topped off with fruits, raisins for breakfast and legumes, beans as part of the main meal or in salads.
White bread can provide more than 10% of daily protein, folate and iron, and 20% of fiber, calcium and magnesium. White rice, especially the parboiled kind, retains many nutritional benefits. Plain boiled potatoes are full of vitamins and fiber. Even white sugar, in moderation, is safe; artificial sweeteners are not. In general, avoid excessive consumption of processed white foods.
Polished white rice affects the body’s metabolism, raises blood sugar and serum triglycerides levels, results in metabolic disorders and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. Brown Rice has low glycemic index (slower glucose metabolism), decreases risk of type 2 diabetes, lowers cholesterol levels, aids in weight loss and helps in the better dilation of the brachial artery.