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Here is why you should add black rice in your diet

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 26, 2016
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  • Black rice is one of the least popular varieties of rice.
  • It is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin E.
  • Like normal rice it is also rich in fiber.
  • Good for healthy weight management.

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Ever heard of black rice? Chances are more that you are hearing it for the first time. Don’t feel embarrassed, you are not alone! Being a less popular variety of rice, black rice is also known as forbidden rice. But this variety of rice has more impressive health benefits than most of the commonly known and used varieties of rice. Here is why you should include this super food in your diet.


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Everything you need to know about nutrition of black rice

 

Full of antioxidants

The outermost layer of the black rice, known as bran hull, is loaded with antioxidant anthocyanin, which helps in preventing cardiovascular diseases, cancer and improving the function of brain. Its deep black colour is the indication of it being rich in antioxidant properties. Besides, it contains important vitamin E that keeps your eyes, skin and immune system healthy.

 

Good for your heart

According to some studies, black rice may reduce the risk of arthrosclerosis plaque formation in the arteries, thus, preventing heart attacks and strokes. The anthocyanins,a class of  phytochemicals present in black rice, helps maintain your cholesterols level by reducing concentrations of bad cholesterol and totaltriglycerides.

 

Helps detoxify the body

Studies have shown that consumption of black rice can help detoxify your body by cleansing the accumulation of toxic substances from the liver. All thanks to its high content of antioxidants.

 

Improves digestive health

Black rice like any other variety of rice is packed with fiber that helps prevent constipation, bloating and other unwanted digestive problems. Therefore, include this super-food to keep digestive problems at bay.

 

Prevents obesity

Looking for ways to lose weight? Try black rice as it will shut off the hunger pangs you experience by making your feel fuller for long.  Researchers have observed that it can help prevent insulin resistance that is linked to an increased risk for obesity. Now that you know the health benefits of black rice, make sure to include it in your diet.

 

 

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