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White or Brown rice?

Posted Feb 02 2009 10:41pm

Brown rice is more nutritious than white rice. I think I’ve know this for a while. I didn’t know, however, that there were digestive benefits to choosing to eat white rice instead if brown rice.

Dr. Ben Kim gave a wonder description of both white and brown rice and reasons to choose one over the other. Here’s an excerpt from his post:

White rice is brown rice that has been polished down to remove outer layers that contain a number of nutrients, including small amounts of essential fatty acids that tend to go rancid after about 6 to 12 months of being in storage. Stripping brown rice of its husk, bran, and germ decreases the likelihood of spoilage, which allows for longer storage times.

Because white rice contains less fiber than brown rice, white rice is the better choice for people who have sensitive, inflamed, or damaged digestive tracts. While fiber is generally (more…)

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