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Is white rice a good staple in a diet?

  1. ii3rittles profile image82
    ii3rittlesposted 6 years ago

    Is white rice a good staple in a diet?

    I personally love white rice with butter and salt, plain, with apple sauce.... I can go on and on. So is it a good staple in a diet? I'm changing my diet so I am eating healthier. No not diet as in I'm going on a said "way of eating" for a certain amount of time. I mean my diet as in what I eat on a daily basis. Asian men and women are all so slender and in shape and age so nicely, and I wonder if its because their main staple is white rice followed by veggies, then fruit. and finally (in small portions) meat. I can go with out meat but I think my body needs the protein. I hate eating it thow.

  2. Ten Blogger profile image59
    Ten Bloggerposted 6 years ago

    Eating rice alone in large quantity for lunch or dinner may not be such a good idea. Rice gets metabolized very fast and it is good only in small quantity. You should also have mix-grain bread / pasta. Lean meat ( chicken / fish ) works well too.

    You can also check out some of my fun vegetarian dishes.

  3. kafsoa profile image73
    kafsoaposted 6 years ago

    Brown rice is better for health and digestion , but with respect to calories they're not so far. 1 cup of cooked white rice contain 240 calories while a cup of cooked brown rice contain around 215 calories, so you can still eat white rice if you eat fibers in fruit or whole wheat bread.

  4. pork22 profile image70
    pork22posted 6 years ago

    White rice is mostly starch. Starch is converted to sugar by your body, and if not used, it will be stored as fat. Brown rice is broken down slower by your body and has more fiber and nutrients. White rice is not "bad" but you need to eat in moderation, and in an amount appropriate to your activity level. You can increase protein by eating beans, seeds and nuts.

  5. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    Brown rice will be a better choice in terms of healthy eating. If you are a active person, white rice will give you the energy needed to burn. Unfortunately brown rice is not that nice to eat.

  6. JMAW profile image60
    JMAWposted 6 years ago

    i was born and raised in Hawaii and am part Asian so white rice is a huge component of our cuisine out here.  i tried cutting it out for years because i was worried about carbs.  during the time that i cut white rice from my diet i ballooned up to 210 lbs (145 lbs when i graduated high school).  in part that was due to lack of exercise but i also think it had to do with changing my diet.  i am now at 150 lbs, which i attribute to more movement in my life, and what i eat, which now includes white rice regularly, more fruits, and vegetables, limited meat.  i eat alot of seafood for protein, no chicken, limited beef (less than 2x a month), pork about once a week, and turkey once in awhile. 

    i am all for the white rice because since incorporating it back into the mix, my digestion seems to function more effectively.  shoot, incorporating carbs in general because i think i get less fat because of that. 

    i say keep on with the rice!  and if you want to limit the amount of white rice, just make "hapa" rice by mixing in some brown rice.

  7. How? profile image38
    How?posted 6 years ago

    Brown rice is a better rice,, when it comes to loosing weight.
    I heard an interview from a very famous Indian actress - Rani Mukharjee..
    She said that she was eating brown rice instead of  white to reduce her calorie intake
    Hope this help smile

  8. Ancillotti profile image61
    Ancillottiposted 6 years ago

    Better would be eating brown rice, but balancing the good with white rice dishes, you will maintain a good diet.
    I, for one, do not let go of the rice bank since I can not stand the taste of brown rice ...
    Hope this helps!

  9. kafsoa profile image73
    kafsoaposted 6 years ago

    Should we eat white or brown rice?
    Click edit above to add content to this empty capsule.

    This question is asked by many people who are planning to follow reducing weight diet. Some people think that brown rice has much less calories than white rice. In fact white rice is milled brown rice. People used to do that to get rid of all moisture and germs that shorten the life of rice when stored. In this hub I'll give you some nutrition information information that might be helpful when you decid read more

  10. Brinafr3sh profile image76
    Brinafr3shposted 6 years ago

    Have you ever tried brown rice, or wheat pastas? I believe they are more healthier.

  11. Felixedet2000 profile image57
    Felixedet2000posted 6 years ago

    yes it is a very good part of our normal diet, whatever it is, it contribute to the overall growth and development of the body.

  12. CeLestialCameo profile image82
    CeLestialCameoposted 6 years ago

    Organic brown rice is the best. It's better for you, more filling and it smells so yummy as it is cooking. You can put just about anything on it. I have even used it as breakfast with cinnamon and egg whites. It almost tastes like cinnamon toast. That's just my opinion.

  13. daskittlez69 profile image78
    daskittlez69posted 6 years ago

    White rice has less fiber and vitamins than brown rice, but is an excellent source of niacin and a moderate source of protein, thiamin and iron. If you choose to eat white rice instead of brown then I would suggest eating it with plenty of cooked vegetables. This will help to prevent constipation.

  14. Nadeeshan301 profile image76
    Nadeeshan301posted 6 years ago

    Yeah rice is good as a staple diet read more on my hub on cereals which give a good account on rice..!! Asians take rice as the staple diet the here the brown rice is the better one since it contains all the vitamins and protein and fiber Basically rice contains carbohydrates like wheat but to be slender what you should do is cut down fats and large amount of carbohydrate containing diets. Asians eat rice but they add lot of vegetables and they eat less meat. And you see rice also supply B vitamins and proteins. There is another type called parboiled rice which is high in nutrient value.

  15. Tonipet profile image84
    Tonipetposted 5 years ago

    White rice is healthy to every diet. It's full of fibers and essential for growth years. I'm asian and white or brown rice has been staple in my diet since I was small and I am slim to this day. Now that I'm entering my middle age (I'm still young of course :smile), I feel the need to eat carbohydrates and meat in moderation, we all do. Useful question, thank you

  16. lostohanababy profile image60
    lostohanababyposted 3 years ago

    No technical reason.  I enjoy eating rice with about everything and fixed in a lot of ways that are good!    Rice goes well with poultry, fish, and beef, and most wild game.  Like Venison and Bear.