July 25, 2010

Eating White Rice Is Detrimental To Your Health

Posted in Heart disease tips, New Heart Studies tagged , , , , , , at 2:45 pm by keepyourhearthealthy

photo by Suat Eman

A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that people who ate white rice 5 times a week were 17% more likely to develop Type II Diabetes.

Diabetes (a disease of high blood sugar) is a serious risk factor for heart disease and should be avoided or controlled at all costs.  People with diabetes develop blockages in the arteries much sooner than people with a normal blood sugar level.

In the same study, people who ate brown rice had a lower incidence of diabetes.  The difference between brown and white rice is all about the nutrients.  White rice has the husk, bran and germ parts of the rice removed whereas the brown rice has retained these naturally nutritious parts.  Sound familiar?  This is the same concept as the difference between whole grain and refined grains.  (See the article A Lesson In Whole Grains)

Essentially, this study has shown one more reason to avoid the “refined” carbs and choose whole grains and brown rice.  By eating whole grains and brown rice you will live a healthier life!

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