How many times have you inched towards the bowl of rice for a teeny tiny second helping? And how many times has your conscience castigated you for falling in love with those extra calories? If you are faced with the dilemma called ‘to eat or not to eat more rice’ then we think we might be able to save the day for you!
We present to you what we like to call the treasure trove on brown rice. Yes brown rice is the healthier and more nutritious cousin of white rice and you can eat it!
Brown rice is also known as hulled rice. Unlike white rice, only the outermost layer of brown rice or its husk is removed before consumption. Brown rice retains the bran layer that is normally removed in the stages of polishing to obtain white rice. The bran carries many nutrients that are considered beneficial for health.
Manganese is responsible for the metabolism of fats, for the absorption of calcium, metabolism and regulation of thyroids. Therefore, brown rice actually facilitates weight loss and is also beneficial for pregnant women, athletes and people with a hectic schedule.
Iron is one of the most important elements which help in carrying oxygen to the various parts of the body. Brown rice contains iron and therefore, it is very good for people with iron deficiencies.
Magnesium is also found in brown rice. Magnesium manages the bodily nerves, and maintains bone health. Magnesium is also a known element that helps in controlling type II diabetes. Apart from that it also helps in protein synthesis and also regulates the beating of the heart.
We hope that these benefits of brown rice will turn you into a believer. And the next time you want to eat your favourite lentil or chicken curry with rice, you will know which variety of rice to turn to!
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