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Why Brown rice is nicer than white rice!!!
Brown Rice Vs White Rice
Brown rice- The right rice
White Rice might be your staple, but it gives us little nutrition besides weight. White rice consumption is also a major reason for obesity.
But if you can't live without rice, the greatest alternative is Brown rice.
The difference is this: Brown rice is the least processed form of rice, got after the husk from paddy is removed. It is packed with fibre, B vitamins, Vitamin E, and minerals like manganese and selenium. That's why brown rice is more filling and you'd eat much less than if you were served white rice. It's when brown rice is milled that it becomes white. During the milling the barn ( the harder outer skin) and germ ( the part that would sprout a new plant are lost leaving you without almost all its nutrients.
Benefits : Studies show that eaten regularly, brown rice can boost your immune system, lower cholestrol levels and reduce the frequency of migraine attacks.
It's also known to cut down the severity of asthma attacks and reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Nutrients in brown rice boost metabolic rates thereby keeping your weight down.
Cooking it: Brown rice which can also be given as cereal to infants as early as six months of age, takes much longer than white to cook, but soaking it in water for a while and using a pressure cooker reduces cooking time considerably.