Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Brown Rice - Delicious and Nutritious!
After wheat, rice is definitely one of the most eaten grains.
Rice contains tons of nutrients - but they are all lost during milling it into white rice.
The refining of grains, and the eating of them, is a well known contributor to blood sugar imbalances. These foods are 'empty' and lack the minerals and other nutrients necessary to regulate your blood sugar.
Brown rice, due to its coating and unrefined nature, in addition to being able to reduce blood sugar, is extremely nutrient dense. It has tons of antioxidants that protect against free radical damage and actually has a unique form of Vitamin E. This form of Vitamin E actually lowers excess fat and cholesterol in the body and provides better anti-tumor protection than any previously known form of Vitamin E!
The complex carbohydrate nature of brown rice is the perfect type for stimulating the immune system and controlling high blood sugar.
Another great aspect of brown rice is its calming effect.
It is also high in B vitamins and trace minerals.
In good health,
Dr. Stacey Welton, ND