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Brown Rice Vs. White Rice For Weight Loss: Which Is Better?

  1. lovelydog profile image61
    lovelydogposted 5 years ago

    Brown Rice Vs. White Rice For Weight Loss: Which Is Better?

    All rice is not created equal. When deciding which type of rice to eat, you might want to consider Brown Rice Vs. White Rice For Weight Loss. Rice can be a part of many healthy diets, but does it matter if you choose white rice or brown rice?

  2. jaybird22 profile image68
    jaybird22posted 5 years ago

    Brown rice is definitely better than white rice. Here is why:

    A cup of cooked, medium grain white rice has 242 calories vs. 216 calories in a cup of long grain brown rice.

    White rice has only 0.6 grams of fiber per cup compared to 4 grams of fiber in brown rice.

    White rice has 53.2 grams of carbs per cup vs. about 45 grams in a cup of brown rice. In addition, the 4 grams of fiber in the brown rice brings the total net carbs down to 41 grams.

    Type 2 Diabetes
    Harvard researchers found that eating five or more servings of white rice per week raised a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while eating two or more servings of brown rice per week actually lowered a person's risk of developing the disease.

    Vitamins and Minerals A cup of brown rice contains 84 mg of magnesium compared to 19 mg in white rice. This is because white rice is created by removing several of the outer layers of a grain of rice. Many vitamins and minerals are lost in this process. While some of them are put back into white rice (hence the term "enriched rice"), many, including magnesium, are not added back in.
    Also, eating a food that contains its original vitamins and minerals in tact is much better for you than eating an "enriched" food that has been stripped of its nutrients and had chemically processed ones artificially added.

  3. Paul Kemp profile image74
    Paul Kempposted 5 years ago

    Always buy and eat brown rice because most of the nutrition is in the husk, which is stripped away when you buy white rice. The husk has the vitamins and the FIBER that slows the absorption of the carbohydrates. This makes brown rice less likely to cause an insulin rise, which causes the excess carbs from a meal to be deposited into your fat cells.

    The white rice is just the starchy carbohydrate part of the rice. Starch is good when you get the natural fiber with it, for the reason explained above -- without the fiber, the white rice hits your bloodstream almost like a spoonful of white sugar, setting off the insulin spike that signals your fat cells to take in that refined carb.

    Good question, and a very important point to consider when you're trying to lose weight. Eat whole foods, not refined ones.

  4. Handicapped Chef profile image80
    Handicapped Chefposted 5 years ago

    Brown rice is better, after rice is harvested, the seeds go through a husking process in which the outer grain husk is removed. The final product is brown rice. However, in some cases, the rice then goes through a process to remove its germ and bran. After this step, the grain is polished with glucose or talc, transforming it into white rice. When they process the white rice it takes all the good fibers away all the things that make it good and healthy for you.

  5. coolbreeze profile image50
    coolbreezeposted 5 years ago

    Personal preference would be brown, its normally less processed. Creative Visualization works the best for me to eat what ever I want
    and maintain my weight. Its really a lot about what you think.

  6. Chuck Bluestein profile image58
    Chuck Bluesteinposted 5 years ago

    The whole grain (brown rice) is much better for losing weight and health than the refined grain (rice or white rice). Being overweight is a health problem. Also quit eating refined grains like wheat to be healthier and lose weight. Instead you can eat a whole grain like whole wheat. They have whole wheat pasta and brown rice pasta.

  7. BlissfulWriter profile image69
    BlissfulWriterposted 5 years ago

    Brown rice is better because it has an lower glycemic index than white rice.  That means that its carbohydrate turns into sugar slower.  And hence you get less of a blood glucose spike and less of an insulin spike.  Avoiding high levels of glucose and insulin is one of the keys to preventing insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and obesity (they all go hand in hand).

    Or even better yet, do not eat grains (neither brown nor white rice) at all.  They are both carbohydrates.  Eat vegetables, meat, fish, and eggs.  For details, do a web search on "paleolithic diet".

  8. JustForHearts profile image57
    JustForHeartsposted 5 years ago

    Well considering weight loss and other health benefits, Brown Rice stands first.
    You should definitely go for Brown Rice as its packed with high fiber and vitamins which show wonders on your health. Health Benefits :
    1)Lowers cholesterol
    2)Lowers Blood sugar levels
    3)Relieves constipation
    4) Firmness of skin
    Include it at least once in your daily diet.
    All the Best!!

  9. Diane Woodson profile image61
    Diane Woodsonposted 5 years ago

    My Mother always cooked this once she found out about it and If I asked her today she would say brown rice thats the best to lose weight. I think white rice is starchiest but I will look if up on the google search or else ask my Mother!!! She knows all the best diet tips!