Rice has the ability to provide fast, spontaneous energy, regulates and improves digestion, stabilizes blood sugar levels, slows the aging process and at the same time provides the basic source of vitamin B1. Other benefits include the ability to improve the health of the skin, accelerates metabolism, lowers high blood pressure, helps in weight loss, improves the immune system and helps protect against dysentery and prevents heart disease. Rice is the staple food in many countries, more than half the world’s population and there are more than 40 thousand species.
There are 2 main categories, wholemeal and white. Wholemeal rice is white to vitamins and minerals.
Health benefits of rice
A great source of energy
Rice is very rich in carbohydrates (in 100 g is about 80 g carbs). Carbohydrates are the body’s used as a good source of energy and support the functioning of the brain and body.
The consumption of rice is very beneficial for health because it contains no harmful fats, cholesterol or sodium. Form an integral part of a balanced diet and is one of nejkonzumovanejších foods in the world.
Rice ranks thanks to the low sodium content between foods that are beneficial for those who suffer from high blood pressure.
Prevention against cancer
Wholemeal rice is rich in fiber and can help protect against many types of cancer. Fiber helps prevent colon cancer. In addition to fiber also rice contains natural antioxidants such as vitamin C, and flavoidní compounds, phenolic and which also acts as antioxidants and protect the body against free radicals.
About Brown Rice says that it contains a high amount of nutrients that stimulates the growth and activity of neurotransmitters, and subsequently helps in the prevention against Alzheimer’s disease.
Medical experts say that the rice powder can be applied topically in the treatment of certain skin diseases. In India, rice with water, often prescribed as an effective ointment against skin imperfections.
Rich in vitamins
Rice is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals such as niacin, vitamin D, calcium, fiber, iron, thiamin and riboflavin (vitamin B2). These vitamins provide the basis for a good metabolism, the immune system and the general functioning of the institutions.
A few words in conclusion
Rice contains a large amount of carbohydrates, so in a period of dieting, I recommend to watch over the amount that you eat.
I love personally this rice