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 Most people eat white rice. I love brown rice, I live on brown rice, much tastier and lots more nutritious than white. Yep I even have Brown Rice Tortillas with my egg whites in the morning, my dinner at night, even with some peanut butter Tongue out Yep very good.

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Brown rice is essentially the same as white rice, in the fact that it comes from the same plant. There is no “brown rice” plant and “white rice” plant. The difference between the two colored rices is the process by which they are hulled. Whole grain rice consists of several layers. When
only the outermost hull is removed, we end up with brown rice. It is when the rice is further milled, removing the bran and germ layer, that we end up with a whiter rice. The rice is then polished, removing the aleurone layer, giving us the white rice that we most often see in stores.

Unfortunately, when all of these layers are removed, we loose almost all of the nutritional content of rice, and are left with nothing more than a refined starch. The main purpose in removing all of these hulls of the rice, to produce white rice, these layers consist of essential fats. When we start to process rice, the fats become susceptible to oxidation when exposed to air. This will make the rice go bad quickly.

This convenience to the manufacturers, takes away a great deal of the benefits that we can gain from rice. The milling process to make white rice takes away 67% of Vitamin B3, 80% of Vitamin B1, 90% of Vitamin B6, and 60% of Iron. This process also removes all of the natural dietary fiber as well as the natural essential fatty acids.

Brown Rice Health Facts:
1. Provides all necessary carbohydrates requirements.
2. Rich in fibers.
3. Helps control blood sugar.
4. Helps control cholesterol.
5. It is a body building food.
6. Beneficial for stomach and intestinal ulcers and for diarrhea. It is easily digested starch food.
7. Because of the mineral content, it supplies important nutrient for the hair, teeth, nails, muscles and bones.



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