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White Rice, Brown Rice Or Red Rice: Which One is the Healthiest?

By Sparshita Saxena, NDTV. Why has eating rice been such a problem for those who are trying to lose weight or are on a strict calorie restricting diet? Putting it across, in straight and much simpler words - rice is not an enemy of the weight related goals that you are trying to achieve - inadequate knowledge about this food item is.   White rice Let's unravel what makes this traditional variety such a huge topic of debate in the health and fitness circle. White rice is the highly refined version of raw rice, which is hulled and milled. What makes this variety a not-so-healthy one despite it being widely consumed throughout the world is the fact that processing and...

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Brown rice offers more benefits in a healthy diet

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are urging Australians to consume brown or black rice, instead of white rice, as part of a healthy diet. Despite being the staple food of more than half of the world’s population, rice has fallen out of favour in Western nations in recent years because of the popularity of high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets. “It’s often perceived that starchy foods such as rice are associated with weight gain. However, it’s really the quality of the carbohydrate that makes the difference,” says Dr Zumin Shi from the University of Adelaide's School of Medicine. “There is growing evidence that whole grains are beneficial in terms of body weight regulation. Large studies conducted over the last 10-15 years have...

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4 Foods Besides Brown Rice That Help Prevent or Manage Type 2 Diabetes

By January W. Payne   Brown rice Photo Source: iStockphoto Healthy eating plays a major role in diabetes prevention and management, as demonstrated by a new study published online by the Archives of Internal Medicine, suggesting that choosing brown rice over white rice may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. But selecting the right type of rice isn't the only food choice you can make to help avoid the disease. To ward off diabetes—or keep it in check if you've already been diagnosed—consider adding the foods on the following slides to your diet.   1. Nuts Photo Source: Mark Herreid/iStockphoto Nuts help dampen hunger and provide healthy fats, magnesium, and fiber. Peanuts and other varieties are thought to help reduce the...

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Brown Rice VS Quinoa. Which is healthier?

By: The Huffington Post Canada Brown rice has long been associated with hippies. Its chewiness and nutty texture are great when the grain is cooked properly, but very much not great when done wrong. However, brown rice has a new rival for the title of healthiest grain — and it's technically a seed. Quinoa (pronounced like KEEN-wa) has been a staple food in Central America for centuries, and its seeds have been eaten for 6,000 years. Now quinoa has been quickly becoming more popular in Canada and the United States over the past few years. The seeds of the plant are treated as a grain, it's actually a pseudocereal, meaning it's not a grass plant. Quinoa has quickly become popular for its versatility, its...

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