Rice - Brown
Bio Dynamic - Australia
Brown rice and white rice have similar amounts of calories and carbohydrates. The main differences between the two forms of rice lie in processing and nutritional content.
The reason brown rice has many more nutrients than regular white rice is due to the fact that brown rice has only the outer layer, called the hull, removed while white rice has been refined for convenience with several layers -therefore nutrients, removed. Brown rice has more than 80% of your daily value of manganese, which gives you energy from both carbohydrates and protein. Manganese also helps synthesize fatty acids, which keeps your nervous system in working order. The fibre in brown rice produces the best health benefit of all; fat burning! In addition to requiring more of your body to break it down, the fibre in brown rice helps satisfy your appetite and therefore decreasing your chances of overeating. That is the equation for fat loss; eat less and burn more! The fibre and selenium found in brown rice can also reduce your risk of many types of cancer, which I'd say is a health benefit we could all use. Finally, oils found in brown rice can help lower cholesterol, which according to research, we eat too much of already.