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Posted by on May. 16, 2013 at 2:19 AM
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 Help me out with this because I am so confused!

Brown rice or White rice?

by on May. 16, 2013 at 2:19 AM
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momofsixangels
by on May. 16, 2013 at 7:51 AM

white rice  but my kids love yellow rice

michiganmom116
by Platinum Member on May. 16, 2013 at 8:46 AM
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White rice.  It's pure starch, but the "brown" on the brown rice makes it very difficult for our bodies to digest it, and it contains high amounts of phytic acid which is a very powerful blocker of mineral absorption in our bodies.


aidensmomma508
by on May. 16, 2013 at 10:27 AM

I like both 

SweetLuci
by Silver Member on May. 16, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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 Brown rice is healthier.

What Is the Difference Between Brown and White Rice, Exactly?

Brown rice is the whole grain with just the first outer layer (husk or hull) removed through milling. It retains its fiber and germ which contains vital nutrients.

White rice is brown rice that has been milled to remove the bran and much of the germ, reducing fiber and nutrient content drastically. The grain is further polished to take away the remaining layer of germ (called the aleurone layer) which contains essential oils. 

Why Is Brown Rice Healthier?

Brown rice has...

  • Twice the manganese and phosphorus as white
  • 2 ½ times the iron3 times vitamin B3
  • 4 times the vitamin B1
  • 10 times the vitamin B6

1. Brown Rice is Rich in Selenium

Extremely high in selenium, an important trace mineral known to drastically reduce our chances of developing certain forms of cancer, as well as heart disease, inflammatory conditions and rheumatoid arthritis.

2. Brown Rice is Very High in Manganese

One cup of brown rice gives us over 80% of our daily manganese requirements. This mineral helps the human body create the important fatty acids that make healthy forms of cholesterol. It is also beneficial to the health of our nervous and reproductive systems.

3. Brown Rice Holds Naturally Occurring Oils

These heart-healthy oils are naturally found in brown rice and can help the body reduce LDL forms of cholesterol.

4. Brown Rice Promotes Weight Loss

Because of its fiber-richness and ability to keep healthy bowel function, brown rice "keeps things moving" in a way that promotes weight-loss and metabolic function. Brown rice makes you feel fuller on less food. A

5. Brown Rice Has Antioxidants

Most people associate antioxidants with blueberries and green tea, but many are unaware that brown rice is also a source of antioxidants.

6. Brown Rice is Very High in Fiber

Studies have correlated the high use of whole grains like brown rice with lowered levels of colon cancer. This may be related to its high fiber content. Studies show that fiber actually attaches to cancer-causing substances and toxins, helping to eliminate them from the body, and keeping them from attaching to the cells in our colon. Brown rice also contains the necessary components to stabilize digestion, prevent/relieve constipation and promote proper elimination/bowel function.

7. Brown Rice is a Slow-Release Sugar

Unlike stripped rice, brown rice can help keep blood sugar stabilized, as it releases sugars slowly and in a sustained fashion. This makes it a better option for diabetics, as compared to white rice. While studies in Asia have shown a link between the consumption of white rice and risk of type-2 diabetes, new research shows that individuals who eat at least two servings of brown rice weekly can reduce their chances of developing diabetes 2 by up to 11 percent.

http://www.organicauthority.com/mojo-foods/brown-rice-vs-white-rice.html

 

inmybizz
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I don't eat rice often..when I do it's brown.

batjmom
by Sarah on May. 16, 2013 at 2:15 PM
Not much of a rice eater. I usually buy brown
mnmo3bb
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2013 at 4:10 PM

 See, I prefer brown but reading which one is better makes me want to avoid both!!

Vertical15
by on May. 16, 2013 at 4:56 PM

I usually make white.  We don't have it often.

Barabell
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2013 at 7:40 PM

We don't have rice often. I've always heard that brown rice is healthier.

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by on May. 17, 2013 at 12:06 AM

White :)

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