Healthy Foods: Brown Rice

Brown rice, is a major food staple consumed by over half the world’s population every day.  It provides vitamin E and B vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. By eating brown rice every day as part of a well-balanced diet, you can help ensure your body’s good health.

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Brown rice is packed with fiber, which helps maintain bowel regularity and is linked to reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Eating brown rice also helps maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels and assists in lowering blood pressure and decreasing your risk of hardening of the arteries.