6 Health Benefits Of Brown Rice
6 Health Benefits of Brown Rice
Published on August 8, 2012
Brown rice has more nutrition than white rice, which is lacking in nutrition because it has been processed to remove the endosperm, hull, and pretty much everything that’s good for you.
Here are 6 health benefits of brown rice:
Brown rice contains plant lignans, phytoestrogens that are associated with a decreased risk of hormone-dependent cancers such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and prostate cancer.
The fiber in brown rice helps to keep you feel full longer and may help to reduce the overall amount calories that are consumed.
Fiber is helps to regulate the digestive system. If you are experiencing constipation, increase fiber intake by eating brown rice or any other whole grain. The fiber will provide the bulk that is needed to keep everything moving through the bowels.
Blood Sugar Levels
Brown rice helps to maintain blood sugar levels thanks to the magnesium that it contains, which helps to manage insulin and glucose within the body. It may also help to manage blood sugar levels if a person has already been diagnosed with diabetes.
The fiber in brown rice helps to reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Lower LDL numbers are linked to a decreased incidence of heart disease. Brown rice also contains plant lignans, which have been found in studies to protect the heart.
Brown rice is rich in manganese, which is essential for bone health. A cup of brown rice contains 88% of the daily recommended value of manganese.