Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Why you should eat brown rice

This carbohydrate is super nutritious and at one time it was reserved purely for Chinese emperors, so do yourself a favour by eating more of it
1.It contains immune boosting vitamin E, which is very important now it’s the cold season.
2.It’s packed with iron, for healthy blood and energy.
3.Brown rice contains anthocyanins, which combat other chemicals that increase risk of heart disease and cancer.
4.It’ll fill you up – brown rice has a low GI (glycaemic index), which means it releases energy slowly, preventing cravings and leaving you full for longer and less likely to be tempted by chocolate bars and crisps.
5.It’s packed with fibre – white rice has the outer layers of the grain, which contain much of the fibre, removed during processing. With brown rice, more of the grain is intact. Studies show those who have high-fibre diets tend to have a lower risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and bowel cancer.

Source: Daily Mirror

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