Do you eat brown rice?
Brown rice can be a delicious and healthy accompaniment to any meal and best of all, it has some amazing benefits to offer!
What is the difference between white and brown rice?
Brown rice is less refined than white rice and it still contains the side hull and bran.
Benefits of brown rice
The side hulls and bran component of brown rice is a great source of fibre, selenium, proteins, thiamine, potassium, calcium as well as magnesium. Apart from all these nutrients, brown rice also holds a low glycaemic rating and assists in reducing insulin spikes. This can be very beneficial to those who are on a weight-loss plan or are diabetic.
Here are some additional benefits.
Rich source of manganese
According to Vegkitchen.com, ‘one cup of it provides 80% of our daily manganese requirements. Manganese helps the body synthesise fats. Manganese also benefits our nervous and reproductive systems.’
Considered a whole grain?
Due to the fact that brown rice has not been completely refined, it is considered to be ‘whole grain’. Consuming whole grains are great as they help to lower high cholesterol levels as well as lower the risk of heart disease.
Brown rice contains a significant amount of antioxidants so be sure to include it in your diet together with other high anti-oxidant foods such as blueberries and strawberries.
Consult a professional
Always consult a dietician if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.
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