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Who needs one with a diet rich in Brown rice!
Conventionally it’s been a well known fact that whole grains are good for health but when one takes a closer look at the benefits, it is realized that the benefits are immense. In the latest Dietary Guidelines issued of US Government, one of the new guidelines clearly recommends that all adults eat half their grains as whole grains – that's at least 3 servings of whole grains a day. One such nutritious and healthy whole grain is Brown rice – the lesser used cousin of white rice but extremely rich in qualities.
Brown rice versus White Rice
Let’s look at the difference between the two - The process that produces brown rice removes only the outermost layer, the hull, of the rice kernel and is the least damaging to its nutritional value. The complete milling and polishing that converts brown rice into white rice destroys 67% of the vitamin B3, 80% of the vitamin B1, 90% of the vitamin B6, half of the manganese, half of the phosphorus, 60% of the iron, and all of the dietary fiber and essential fatty acids. Fully milled and polished white rice is required to be "enriched" with vitamins B1, B3 and iron.
White rice is further polished, which removes the aleurone layer of the grain-a layer filled with health-supportive, essential fats. Because these fats, once exposed to air by the refining process, are highly susceptible to oxidation, this layer is removed to extend the shelf life of the product. The resulting white rice is simply a refined starch that is largely bereft of its original nutrients.
Benefits of Brown rice
✓ Excellent source of manganese
✓ Good source of the minerals selenium and magnesium, phosphorus... [continues]
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