Brown rice is a favorite of those who enjoy healthy foods. Today we’ll learn more about this amazing whole grain that you should always keep in mind as a tasty, nutritious option at your table.
The first question that comes to mind is about the color of this type of rice. Both white and brown rice come from the same grain. The difference is that white rice has had the bran removed through processing, while in the case of brown rice, only the outermost layer is removed. This is its main characteristic and also its main strength, because it allows the grain to keep most of its nutritional value.
It Can Help You Lose Weight
Replacing white rice with its brown counterpart can help you lose weight. The secret is the fiber: The brown variety contains about 3.5 grams of fiber per cup (158 grams), while the same amount of white rice provides less than 1 gram of fiber. Fiber makes you feel satiated for longer. Therefore, it helps you avoid eating between meals, reducing your overall caloric consumption.
Brown Rice is Extremely Nutritious
Compared to white rice, the brown alternative has a richer nutritional profile. One cup of this type of rice provides 88% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of Manganese, 27% of the RDI of Selenium, and 21% of the RDI of Magnesium, among many other nutrients. As a matter of fact, this is one of the most nutritious gluten-free grains.
It Can Improve Heart Health
A study found that people who eat the highest amounts of whole grains had a 21% lower risk of coronary heart disease. In addition, this type of rice contains Lignans, compounds associated with low cholesterol and lower blood pressure. It’s also an excellent source of Magnesium, a mineral essential to heart health.
Brown Rice is Gluten-Free
Gluten is a group of proteins that can trigger allergic reactions. Brown rice is a naturally gluten-free option, and this is important because some gluten-free foods are highly processed. In recent years some people are trying to follow a diet free of gluten, even if they’re not allergic to it. For them, this is a culinary alternative that ticks all the boxes of a healthy lifestyle.
At Chef Gourmet, brown rice is one of the healthy, enticing options included in our Gourmet Prepared Meals.
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