Eat Brown Rice to Have Better Health
Brown rice is one of the most popular types of organic food. Experts and consumers of healthy food prefer brown rice to white because it is more whole-grain than processed. That means that it contains the necessary fibers and nutrients which are stripped from white rice.
Below is a list of the different factors that make brown rice healthier than white:
Helps reduce weight
Brown rice first became popular because it helped people lose weight. It has lecithin and seven times as much dietary fibre as white rice, which aids in food digestion and bowel movement. Both components do not produce as much carbohydrates, making brown rice leaner than white rice.
Prevents the risk of diabetes and heart disease
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, white rice has twice as much carbohydrate content as your regular soda. Consuming white rice, therefore, puts a person at a higher risk for diabetes. Brown rice has 20% calories and has less carbohydrate content, as mentioned above. Hence it is less risky to eat compared to white rice. A study by the Lousiana State University also found that unsaponifiable compounds in brown rice bran oil help lower cholesterol levels. Thus, eating brown rice also helps you lower the risk of heart disease.
Prevents the development of colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer among Singaporeans, according to a study made by the National Cancer Centre Singapore.
People with a personal or family history of colorectal polyps and inflammatory bowel disease and cancer need to eat brown rice. Dietary fibre, which helps in digestion, is also necessary for keeping carcinogens from these diseases away from the colon.
Apart from dietary fibre, brown rice contains selenium, a trace mineral which inhibits the growth of cancer cells, as well as the destruction of existing cancer cells. Selenium also helps repair damages in cells and in the DNA.
Prevents other diseases from occurring
Brown rice has lipopolysaccharides that strengthen our body’s immune system against other diseases including cancer, dementia and the flu.
Vitamins found in Brown Rice
Thiamine, found in brown rice’s wheat germ, aids in breaking down fats and protein. It also helps strengthen digestive tract and keeps the eyes, hair, eyes, mouth, liver, and skin healthy. Thiamine is also necessary for managing stress levels and maintaining the health of the body’s nervous system.
Brown rice contains a very high concentration of Vitamine E which also boosts immunity and keeps the eyes and skin clear and healthy.
If you want to adopt a healthier lifestyle this 2018, then it’s time to make the switch to brown rice.
There are lots of brands of brown rice to choose from, but we suggest going for Kinmemai Japanese rice. Kinmemai brown rice was made using Toyo Rice Corporation’s proprietary rice polishing and buffering machinery. The result is a no-rinse and fluffier brown rice that’s easy to digest and quicker to cook. You can buy Kinmemai products at Cold Storage, Jason’s and in any Japanese store here in Singapore.