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10 Reasons Brown Rice Is Better For You Than White Rice

Most of us have heard that brown rice is better for you than white rice. But exactly why is this?

Brown and White Rice.

Brown rice has several layers and it contains lots of nutrients. If brown rice is further milled to remove the bran and the top layers, the result is a whiter rice. This white rice is simply a refined starch that is largely removed of its original nutrients.

In fact, there are so many huge differences between the two – and more than just the colour!

Ten Reasons Brown Rice Is Healthier Than White

1. There’s Less Calories In Brown Rice

The fibre in brown rice is much easier to digest and it also makes your stomach feel fuller quicker, which means you’re more likely to eat a smaller portion.

Satay-Fried-Rice

Check out our super easy and low calorie Thai Style Vegetarian Satay Fried Rice With Egg recipe.

2. It’s Rich In Selenium

Brown rice contains selenium, which reduces the risks of heart disease, arthritis and cancer.

3. It’s High In Manganese

Rice and Grains

A cup of brown rice provides over 80 per cent of our daily manganese requirement. Manganese helps the body create important fatty acids, which is beneficial for the nervous and reproductive systems.

4. Brown Rice Is An Antioxidant

Brown rice is a source of antioxidants. Studies show that antioxidants can play a role in reducing the cell-damage of free radicals.

5. It’s High In Fibre

Healthy Rice Bubble And Oat Slice For Afternoon Tea

For those who are worried about the risk of colon cancer, brown rice is packed with fibre. Brow rice has the necessary components to stabilise digestion and relieve constipation.

Our Healthy Rice Bubble And Oat Slice is full of fibre.

6. Brown Rice Stabilises Your Blood Sugar Levels

Brown rice can help keep bloody sugar stabilised because it releases it slowly. This makes it a better option for diabetics and can reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 11 per cent.

7. It Lowers Cholesterol

Healthy Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice

The oil found in whole brown rice lowers cholesterol. High levels of cholesterol in the blood have been linked to coronary heart disease.

Our Healthy Chicken And Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe contains brown rice and is delicious.

8. It’s Loaded With Vitamins And Minerals

Brown rice contains more vitamins than white, including more levels of iron and zinc and  B vitamins.

9. It Helps With Weight Loss

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As we said before, it’s got less calories than white rice, and if you’re trying to lose weight, swapping white rice for brown is an easy option.

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10. Brown Rice Is Fresher

Brown rice takes longer to cook than white rice and cannot be stored for as long, but it is by far the better choice as it’s fresher. Some may see it as a downside, but we see it as an upside and a far better choice for those trying to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

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written by:

Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.