Nutritional Benefits of Rice Combinations
Rice is a very important ingredient in cooking for millions of people around the world and how being prepared can make a big difference in it nutritional effects. Simply adding or combining an additional ingredient can greatly increase the nutritional value of your rice recipe and even provide curative effects and therapeutic benefits.
1. Pumpkin RiceThe pumpkin contains pectin which when added to rice increases its viscosity. This makes the body absorb it more slowly and therefore is best suited for diabetics who need to control blood sugar levels through the food they eat. It also has other nutritional element named mannitol which regulates bowel movement and decreases the toxicity of feces, which prevents colon cancer.
2. Rice with sweet potatoThe sweet potato is another important cooking ingredient which contains carbohydrate and cellulose which prevents constipation and reduces chances of developing bowel cancer. Sweet potato also helps prevent heart disease. At the same time, sweet potato is an alkaline food which balances any excess acids produced as a result of a diet high in protein, so sweet potato can act as a regulator of acid-base balance in the body and is the perfect combination in your rice recipe.
3. Rice and BeansRice and beans combined together prevent and treat thesymptoms of excessive thirst, fever, and discomfort that is experienced whensuffering from heat stroke or heat exhaustion. However, the most importantthing to remember is that the beans must be cooked thoroughly. When preparingthe beans with rice, beans must be done first, and then rice must be added and bothcooked together to avoid a “half done” rice.
Rice porridge is a very healthyfood for elders. It has total fiber and unsaturated fatty acids. Rice porridge lowerscholesterol and triglyceride levels and reduces the risk of cerebralcapillaries and coronary artery disease. Rice porridge has a positive effect ondiabetics and relieves constipation and also helps in weight loss. Riceporridge is also given to babies for instant relief in case of constipation.
So the above were four rice combinations which not only increase the nutritional value of recipes but also help in combating against some important disorders and diseases related especially to our stomach.