𝙒𝙝𝙞𝙩𝙚 𝙍𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙛𝙖𝙩
White rice is often blamed to cause weight gain and metabolic disorders like diabetes, hypertension etc. What about those communities like the Japanese people or even the southern parts of our country where rice is the staple diet and is consumed 2-3 times every day.
𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙮, 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙖 𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙪𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙖𝙢𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙚, 𝙞.𝙚. 𝙅𝙖𝙥𝙖𝙣, 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙚𝙩. 𝙍𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙨 𝙜𝙡𝙪𝙩𝙚𝙣-𝙛𝙧𝙚𝙚.
While most of us avoid rice because of its carb content, some people are opting for brown rice as a healthy alternative over white rice. This is promoted by health pages a low glycemic index food having a good amount of fiber and other vitamins and minerals too.
But, white rice has its own benefits and is not unhealthy as is perceived today.
- White rice has marginally higher protein compared to brown rice.
- They are easy to digest.
- They have a lower amount of fat compared to brown rice.
- Brown rice contains an anti-nutritional factor that is phytic acid which reduces the absorption of certain minerals like calcium, iron and zinc in the body.
- While there are many benefits of phytic acid, but it still remains a controversial issue. While brown rice is being promoted as a healthy alternative to white rice, it cannot be a one-sided story.
We believe white rice has its own benefits. None of the rice is either good or bad. Consuming white rice is not that bad an option. You can still consume it by adding some high fiber food to it like channa, rajma or soybean. It will add fiber to it without the debatable anti-nutritional factors of brown rice. If you want to consume it all alone, going with a bowl of brown rice is not a bad idea.