#MakeTheSwitch : REASONS WHY RED RICE IS BETTER FOR YOUR HEALTH
We all know that excess amount of carbs lead to unnecessary weight gain. In India, white rice is one of the most common forms of consuming simple carbs. Although rice is considered responsible for weight gain in many cases, it is not the one to be entirely blamed. Rice grains have umpteen variants. Each providing a different type of carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are essential for the body as they provide us with energy. Rice is a major source of carbohydrates therefore, shouldn't be skipped entirely. Anything over processed loses its nutritional value. Same is the case with white rice. What white rice contains is everything but germ, bran, and endosperm. During milling, white rice also loses 68% of its nutritional value. This is the reason why 100gm of white rice contains more calories compared to the same amount of brown rice, or red rice. If you are yet to try red rice, we hope this article helps you #MakeTheSwitch to a healthier yet tastier variant. Red rice is a whole grain food. It includes germ, bran, and endosperm, the nutrients which white rice lacks. Red rice is also a proven source of fiber and consists of many nutritional elements. Let's go through the benefits in detail:
- Improves digestion:Red rice is known to be rich in fiber. Suppressing the uncontrollable desire to eat, red rice makes the process of weight loss a lot easier on you. The iron present in the grains helps in strengthening the bones. The fiber aids in improving metabolism.
- Low-fat food:When in doubt, go for red rice. It gives your body an appropriate amount of fats. This, in turn, helps to keep your weight in check thereby keeping you obesity free.
- Controls sugar levels:The standardized Glycemic Index ranges from 0 to 100. The Glycemic Index (GI) is a rating system that measures how much a carbohydrate-containing food raises your blood-sugar levels. White rice, though harmless, contain a high glycemic index which can prove to be detrimental to a person with diabetes. Red rice, on the other hand, has a low glycemic index. It keeps the glucose in the blood at minimal.
- Wards-off detrimental heart disease: An excess amount of fats can prove to be fatal for the health of the heart. Foods loaded with trans fat can overtime deteriorate the health and also lead to heart disorders. Red rice provides adequate fat for the healthy functioning of the body.