Rice. Rice. Rice.

You may be wondering why I’m writing about rice, not only because Asians eat rice with each and every single one of our meals, but I’m here to talk about their health benefits. White rice, which can be found in sushi, are stripped of its fiber during the milling process but it is still enriched with Vitamin B and iron. White rice is clearly nutritional inferior to brown rice, which does not receive as much processing as white rice. Brown rice retains its antioxidants, vitamin E, and fiber. A medium bowl of brown rice has 3.5 gram of fiber, while the same amount of white rice has less than 1 gram. I encourage everyone to eat brown rice, occasionally white rice, because research has shown that only brown rice contain a sub-aleurone layer that prevents high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and reduce the chance for type 2 diabetes.

Picture Cred: “Is Rice Healthy?” CNN. Cable News Network, 2017. Web. 05 Mar. 2017.


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