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Rice: Health benefits of this cereal

  1. Rice is a cereal belonging to the grass varieties Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima, also known as Asian and African rice, respectively. The grain comes in more than 40,000 varieties with different shapes, sizes, flavors, textures, aromas and colors. Different types of rice include basmati rice, white rice, brown rice, red rice, green rice, wild rice, glutinous rice, jasmine rice, and sushi rice. Rice has a long, medium or short grain. Rice is not only found in kitchens worldwide. It can also be found as an ingredient in cosmetics and pet foods. This cereal may also be used in food supplements and pills. Rice is a highly nutritious food item that provides numerous health benefits. It is an immediate energy source for the body and is good for weight loss and blood sugar control, for example.

Protection against cancer

  1. Brown rice is rich in fiber and may protect the body against various cancers

Gluten Free Food

  1. Rice does not contain gluten and therefore this food is easy to include in the diet of people suffering from celiac disease (stomach and intestinal problems

Great source of energy in cereal

  1. Rice is a rich source of carbohydrates and therefore acts as a source of fuel for the body. Rice consists of long chains of complex carbohydrates that take time to break down. Carbohydrates present in rice thus provide a constant supply of energy. The starch in rice is beneficial for patients with diabetes mellitus

High nutritional value in rice

  1. Most types are high in carbohydrates and proteins. The fiber content does depend on the type of rice. Both white and brown rice have a unique nutritional value. White rice contains many minerals such as sodium, potassium, manganese, selenium, copper, calcium and iron

Prevention of constipation

  1. Rice is an excellent source of healthy fiber. These help in the growth of beneficial bacteria, improving digestion and bowel habits, and constipation

Prevention of Alzheimer's disease

  1. Brown rice contains high levels of nutrients that stimulate the growth and activity of neurotransmitters and subsequently help to significantly prevent Alzheimer's disease. Different types of wild rice stimulate neuroprotective enzymes in the brain, which inhibit the effects of free radicals and other toxins (poisons) that cause dementia

Improvement of metabolism

  1. Rice contains a lot of vitamins and minerals. These are necessary for a properly functioning metabolism

Skin Care

  1. Powdered rice can be applied to the skin to treat skin conditions. The phenolic compounds, especially in brown or wild rice, have anti-inflammatory properties, so they are also good for soothing irritation and skin redness. Its antioxidant power also helps delay the appearance of wrinkles and other premature signs of skin aging.



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