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Rice for weight loss

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I advise most of the people when they come to know that they are trying to lose weight is to stop having rice. But why? Is rice actually bad for weight loss or is it just a myth? Let’s Know.

​The fact about rice and weight loss

Rice is a huge source of carbohydrates and fibre. But because of its high glycemic index, this creates a bad image. Because it gets digested speedily, it makes you feel hungry very soon, whose result is unnecessary calorie intake.

Like every other food item, rice also has its advantages and disadvantages. But when we talk about to weight loss, which type of rice you consume and the amount that you intake are the two things that matter.

​Calorie value

All kind of rice has the same calorific value. Brown rice, red rice, unpolished rice and hand pounded rice has more fibre. From a weight loss standpoint, it is best to have more variety and keep an eye on the part size.

For weight loss, we require food that is full of minerals, fibre and vitamins, which Market rice does not offer. Brown, red and the other variety is full of fibre and antioxidant, which makes them good for weight loss.

Various types of rice and calories they provide:

1. White rice

This is the unfit type of rice because a bigger amount of the minerals and nutrients have vanished during the industrial processing. 100-gram white rice contains 150 calories. White rice has a huge glycemic index which is bad for diabetics.

2. Brown rice

If you think of lose weight, switch to this brown rice. It is full of fibre and increases your metabolism, both help in losing weight. 100 grams of brown rice has 111 calories.

3. Red rice

The rice has its colour because of the antioxidant called anthocyanin. This antioxidant is best for weight loss. Red rice also has manganese, which boosts your metabolism too. One cup of red rice has 216 calories.

4. Black rice

To many antioxidants make it's colour darker. Black rice is unpolished and has micronutrients like vitamin B6, zinc, phosphorous, niacin and folate. It’s good for the tummy and 100 has about 280 calories.



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