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The Benefits and Dangers of Rice Consumption

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Rice and chicken dish

Rice is an integral part of the Asian cuisine, but no less popular are specific European dishes made with rice, such as Spanish paella or Italian risotto.

In fact, rice is consumed all over the world and after wheat and corn, it is the third most widely produced crop in terms of grainy foods.

And since there are also a huge number of fans of chicken with rice, the consumption of rice for some people is everyday. Therefore, we need to be aware of what we put in our mouths - is eating rice regularly healthy, which type of rice is most healthy and is there any potential harm from rice?

That is why here we will show you the benefits and dangers of rice consumption.

Benefits of rice consumption

rice and chicken risotto

When consumed in moderation (maximum about 1 handful of rice per day), rice would prevent you from gaining weight because it will give you energy. This is a well-known fact for all athletes who keep a close eye on when and what they eat. For this reason, it is believed that it is good before and after training to eat from the already popular rice biscuits.

Consumption of rice regulates our metabolism and works extremely well for diarrhea. Especially beneficial for stomach disorders, is the intake of water in which the rice has been boiled. It is also recommended by many nutritionists in case you want to lose weight. In other words - instead of morning coffee, prepare rice water. It will give you energy and you will not feel hungry for a long time.

Rice lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Scientifically proven fact!

Last but not least, eating rice can help rejuvenate your skin, because it is a natural remedy against premature aging.

Attention! In all the above cases, it is important to note that the consumption of rice is good when it is simply boiled, not fried, stewed, etc.

Dangers from rice consumption

Loosing weight

The only harm worth reminding you of is the excessive consumption of rice. This grainy food has a high glycemic index and should be consumed in minimal amounts by people with diabetes.

It is also appropriate to specify that this applies in particular to refined white rice. Instead of it, however, you can get both unrefined white rice and brown rice, black and even wild rice. It's worth it, believe us!