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Reasons why brown rice( local  rice) is the healthy choice Brown rice is better for you than white rice — most of us know that! It’s  majori...

Reasons why Brown Rice (Local Rice) is a healthier choice

Reasons why brown rice( local  rice) is the healthy choice
Brown rice is better for you than white rice — most of us know that! It’s  majority of consumers that typically choose white rice over brown rice because of the difference of appearance. While it’s true that white rice looks so much more delicious than brown rice, it doesn’t mean it’s the healthier alternative. According to a study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, brown rice is the top choice in terms of both nutritional and other inherent healthy benefits. Let’s compare brown rice vs. white rice.

Why brown rice? Before white rice went through the refining process, it at one time looked exactly like brown rice. Brown rice, unlike white rice, still has the side hull and bran. The side hulls and brans provide “natural wholeness” to the grain and are rich in proteins, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and potassium. For those trying to lose weight or those suffering from diabetes, brown rice can prove a healthful staple given its low glycemic rating which helps reduce insulin spikes.
Unfortunately, all white rice packaging has a label that reads “enriched.” Since white rice has been stripped of iron, vitamins, zinc, magnesium and other nutrients during the refining process, manufacturers must add unnatural fortifications in the form of synthetic vitamins and iron so it can be marketed to the public as a “nutritious food.” Although white rice is fortified, it still doesn’t reach the minimum nutritional requirements for one serving of food as specified by the FDA. The healthy benefits of brown rice are listed below.
Rich in selenium

Brown rice is rich in selenium which reduces the risk for developing common illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and arthritis.

High in manganese

One cup of brown rice provides 80 per cent of our daily manganese requirements. Manganese helps the body synthesise fats. Manganese also benefits our nervous and reproductive systems.
Rich in naturally-occurring oils Naturally occurring oils are beneficial for the body as these healthful fats help normalise cholesterol levels.

Promotes weight loss

The fibre content of brown rice keeps bowel function at it’s peak since it makes digestion that much easier. Brown rice is the perfect addition to the daily diet for those seeking bowel regularity. In addition, brown rice also makes the tummy feel full which translates to smaller meal portions.
Brown rice is considered a whole grain since it hasn’t lost its “wholeness” through the refinement process. Wholes grains are proven to reduce the buildup of arterial plaque and reduce the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol.

Rich in anti-oxidants

This is one of the best kept secrets regarding brown rice. We usually associate anti-oxidant rich foods with blueberries, strawberries and other fruits and vegetables.
The antioxidant capacity of brown rice is right up there with these super stars.

Source: Vegkitchen.com