Rice completes almost any meal, and it is also a healthy way to add carbohydrates to your diet with few calories. Rice is fiber, which makes you feel full faster, so you will eat less. A half-cup of plain boiled white rice contains 151 calories, and a half-cup of boiled plain brown rice contains 140 calories.
There are many types of rice, but the most common are white rice and brown rice. Rice has over fifteen vitamins and minerals. Both kinds of rice are low in sodium, low in fat, gluten-free, and contain no cholesterol. Brown rice is a whole grain and has three times the amount of vitamins and minerals than white rice. Both kinds of rice also contain eight amino acids, which help build muscle tissue, enzymes, and hormones. Rice is also a great source of energy.
Rice is also filling. The fiber is also recommended in the prevention of major diseases, such as gastrointestinal disease and heart disease. The National Cancer Institute recommends 25 grams of fiber per day. A cup of brown rice contains almost 3.5 grams of fiber, and a cup of white rice contains almost less than a gram. So, brown rice is the healthier selection of the two. Adding other fatty additives or frying rice will add to the calories in boiled rice, so remember to eat those types of rice in moderation.
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