9 Health Benefits of Switching to Brown Rice

Brown rice reduces cardiovascular risk

(SMART COOKIE, NDTV) Brown rice is more nutrient-dense and tastes delicious. It is a whole grain which has the outer bran layer and germ intact and therefore, contains a higher amount of fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Also, it is not subjected to intense processing like white, polished rice and so, is more wholesome and nutritious.

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As palatable as white rice is, we are often oblivious to the large amount of calories and carbohydrates it comes with. Keeping this in mind, switching to brown rice seems like a much healthier option instead to ditching rice totally. Here are 11 known health benefits of brown rice.

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1. Diabetes: Studies suggest that brown rice is rich in phytic acid, fiber, and essential polyphenols. It is a complex carbohydrate that helps in the slower release of sugars, hence, keeping us healthy.

2. Bone Health: Brown rice helps in maintaining the health of our bones. It is rich in magnesium and calcium that help in keeping the bones strong and healthy.

3. Cardiovascular Health: Brown rice helps in preventing the blockage of arteries. It also contains selenium which is good for your heart, It helps in reducing the risk of cardiac disorders such as hypertension and vascular diseases.  READ FULL STORY at food.ndtv.com