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Advantages of Brown Rice Over White Rice

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Rice is among the main food products in the world and a top food in Asia. About 2/5 cup (100 g) of this grain are enough to make anyone full for a day. Rice contains starch, which is processed quickly by the stomach and does not lead to obesity and other problems.

Rice is among the products preferred in daily diets, as well as in weight-loss diets. It does not cause allergies since it does not contain gluten.

There are 2 main types of rice - white and brown. Their calorie content is very similar. Brown rice does however contain higher amounts of fiber. This makes it more nutritious, meaning you can eat less of it to feel full.

Brown rice as a whole has many advantages over white. Its ingredients determine this. First off, the selenium in it has been proven to make us healthier. This element protects against cancers and is good for the thyroid gland.

Another such element is the potassium. It facilitates the body's removal of accumulated sodium. Then there's the manganese, which helps lower cholesterol, keep skin fresh and decrease stress.

Brown and white rice

Brown rice is exceptionally rich in all group B vitamins. It also contains a complex of carbohydrates. The combination of these boosts the production of the hormone of happiness and functions as a powerful antidepressant.

One of the most valued properties of brown rice is that fact that it is a potent antioxidant. It kills all disease carriers and improves overall body condition. Because of this, it is recommended as protection against cold and flu.

Experiments have proven that eating brown rice helps maintain stable blood sugar levels.

The risk of developing diabetes decreases by 14% when consuming this grain regularly. Brown rice is also among the most prized foods in the menu of diabetics.

It is also believed that it benefits the reproductive system. In addition, it is beneficial for the kidneys.



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