Health benefits of different types of Indian rice

A variety of rice grows in India and each has plenty of health benefits to offer. Know which type you should have.

Ariba Khaliq
Written by: Ariba KhaliqPublished at: Sep 20, 2015

Rice is an integral part of Indian diet

Rice is an integral part of Indian diet
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India is a land of variety and this holds true for its rice too–we have many varieties of rice and each kind is healthy and nutritious. The two most common types of Indian rice are plain white and basmati rice and they pose strangely the same benefits. But, apart from these popular varieties, even the uncommon ones have a lot to offer. Image Source: Getty    

White Rice

White Rice
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Energy is the main health benefit of eating white rice. It can be easily digested and so it is also recommended as feed for children. It also provides relief from digestive disorders such as diarrhoea, dysentery, colitis and nausea. That’s the reason why people with an upset stomach are fed rice water. Image Source: Getty    

Brown Rice

Brown Rice
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The ones mindful about their health should consume brown rice, which has endless benefits to keep you fit and active. It contains less starch and calories and more soluble fibre. Its natural oil helps reduce bad cholesterol too. Do you still need more reasons to eat Indian brown rice? Image Source: Getty    

Red Rice

Red Rice
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Red rice doesn’t have an appealing taste, but the flavour grows on you after you have had it several times. Red rice is a blessing in disguise for all those people who love to eat rice, but still want to be healthy and fit. It helps you keep your iron levels up and regulates blood sugar and insulin. This means that even diabetics can have a certain amount of it if their doctor gives a nod. Also, red rice is a rich source of vitamin B6, which essentially balances formation of serotonin and red blood cells. It also helps in the production of DNA cells. Image Source: Getty    

Black Rice

Black Rice
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Black rice helps patients with Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Its anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants content is higher than in any other type of Indian rice. Image Source: Getty

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