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HEALTH BENEFITS OF RICE

The health benefits of rice include its ability to provide fast and instant energy, regulate and improve bowel movements, stabilize blood sugar levels, and slow down the aging process, while also providing an essential source of vitamin B1 to the human body. Other benefits include its ability to boost skin health, increase the metabolism, aid in digestion, reduce high blood pressure, help weight loss efforts, improve the immune system and provide protection against dysentery, cancer, and heart disease.

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Great Source of Energy: Since rice is abundant in carbohydrates, it acts as fuel for the body and aids in the normal functioning of the brain. Carbohydrates are essential to be metabolized by the body and turned into functional, usable energy. The vitaminsminerals, and various organic components increase the functioning and metabolic activity of all your organ systems, which further increases energy levels.

Cholesterol Free: Eating rice is extremely beneficial for your health, simply because it does not contain harmful fats, cholesterol or sodium.

Blood Pressure Management: Rice is low in sodium, so it is considered one of the best foods for those suffering from high blood pressure and hypertension. Sodium can cause veins and arteries to constrict, increasing the stress and strain on the cardiovascular system as the blood pressure increases. This is also associated with heart conditions like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes, so avoiding excess sodium is always a good idea.

Cancer Prevention: Whole grain rice like brown rice is rich in insoluble fiber that can protect against many types of cancer.

it also has natural antioxidants like vitamin Cvitamin-A, phenolic and flavonoid compounds, which also act as or stimulate antioxidants to scour the body for free radicals.

Skin care: Medical experts say that powdered rice can be applied topically to cure certain skin ailments. The antioxidant capacity also helps delay the appearance of wrinkles and other premature signs of aging that can affect the skin.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Various species of wild rice have been shown to stimulate neuroprotective enzymes in the brain, which inhibit the effects of free radicals and other dangerous toxins that can cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Rich in Vitamins: An excellent source of vitamins and minerals like niacinvitamin Dcalcium, fiber, iron, thiamine and riboflavin. These vitamins provide the foundation for body metabolism, immune system health, and general functioning of the organ systems, since vitamins are commonly consumed in the most essential activities in the body.

Cardiovascular Health: We have already spoken about the cardiovascular benefits of fiber, and low levels of fat and sodium.

Non-allergic  : rice contains no gluten, which makes it one of the best non-allergic foods. The fact is that many people are intolerant to gluten which prevents them from taking in a lot of important nutrients. On the other hand, rice has no gluten whatsoever. This makes it possible for people who are allergic to gluten to take in many great nutrients rice contains, including different types of Vitamin B, D, calcium, fiber, iron, and a variety of minerals that are essential for our bodies.

       Vitamins

                          Amount        %DV
Vitamin A ۰ µg    ~
Vitamin C ۰ mg     ~
Vitamin D ۰ µg     ~
Vitamin E ~     ~
Vitamin K ~     ~
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) ۰٫۱۶ mg    ۱۴%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) ۰٫۰۲ mg    ۱%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) ۱٫۴۹ mg    ۹%
Vitamin B5 (Panthothenic acid) ۰٫۴ mg    ۸%
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) ۰٫۰۶ mg    ۵%
Vitamin B12 ۰ µg    ~
Folate ۵۹ µg ۱۵%
Choline ~ ~

           Minerals

Amount %DV
Calcium ۱ mg ۰%
Iron ۱٫۴۶ mg ۱۸%
Magnesium ۸ mg ۲%
Phosphorus ۳۳ mg ۵%
Potassium ۲۶ mg ۱%
Sodium ۰ mg ~
Zinc ۰٫۴ mg ۴%
Copper ۰٫۰۷ mg ۸%
Manganese ۰٫۳۶ mg ۱۶%
Selenium ۷٫۵ µg ۱۴%

General information

Amount
Calories ۱۳۰
Water ۶۹ %
Protein ۲٫۴ g
Carbs ۲۸٫۷ g
Sugar ~
Fiber ~
Fat ۰٫۲ g
Saturated ۰٫۰۵ g
Monounsaturated ۰٫۰۶ g
Polyunsaturated ۰٫۰۵ g
Omega-3 ۰٫۰۱ g
Omega-6 ۰٫۰۴ g
Trans fat ~

Vitamins and Minerals

Manganese: A trace mineral found in most foods, especially whole grains. It is essential for metabolism, growth, development, and the body’s antioxidant system.

Selenium: A mineral that is a component of selenoproteins, which have various important functions in the body.

Thiamin: Also known as vitamin B1, thiamin is essential for metabolism and the function of the heart, muscles, and nervous system.

Niacin: Also known as vitamin B3, niacin in rice is mostly in the form of nicotinic acid. Soaking rice in water before cooking may increase its absorption

Magnesium: Found in brown rice, magnesium is an important dietary mineral. It has been suggested that low magnesium levels may contribute to a number of chronic diseases .

Copper: Often found in whole grains, copper is low in the Western diet. Poor copper status may have adverse effects on heart health

References

http://books.google.com/books

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/