Brown Rice and other fiber rich choices

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Today’s #HealthKwest social media challenge: Try brown rice with your bowl. Take a photo of you and post it on your blog and write out the benefits of choosing brown rice/whole grains in a diet. BLOG: TUMBLR/BLOGGER/ WORDPRESS ETC.

 

picture: Me and my brown rice bowl
Day #28 Bowl

This was an easy challenge because I have been using brown rice as one of my two choices for the starch part of my bowl (the other one being to substitute cabbage for the starch, which lowers the calorie count even further but is not as satisfying as the brown rice).

picture: Me and my brown rice bowl
Me and my brown rice bowl

I choose to go with brown rice so often because…

  1. It tastes good – Plain white rice is too boring, while brown rice has a bit of a nutty taste and a nice texture.
  2. Brown Rice retains more of the vitamins and minerals of rice. White rice is often enriched with vitamins to make up for the lost vitamins of processing, but some vitamins are not replaced (most notably magnesium — one cup of brown rice contains 84 mg of magnesium while white rice contains only 19 mg).
  3. Brown rice has more fiber than white rice. A 100 gram serving of cooked brown rice contains 2 grams of fiber, while a 100 gram serving of cooked white contains only 1 gram of fiber. This is important to me, as increased consumption of dietary fiber appears to possibly be connected to increased chances of success in losing weight.

 


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