Weight Loss and Brown Rice

Brown rice has many nutritional benefits that go beyond facilitating weight loss. While most people avoid rice in their diet because of the large amount of calories it contains, many people are also discovering that they can still eat this carbohydrate in the form of brown rice.

Being whole grain, brown rice is not stripped off its nutritional components compared to refined grains such as white rice. In 2008, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study on people who are on a low-calorie diet that comprises of whole grains such as brown rice and another group on a low-calorie diet with refined grains. Results showed that those who ate whole grains lost more fat in their midsection compared to those who consumed refined grains. Also, one cup of rice contains only 1.8 grams of fat, which is roughly 3% of the USDA’s daily value of 65 grams.

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