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Rice is a wonder grain and 5 myths about rice that you should never believe

1. Rice contains gluten

Rice is a gluten-free food. It is useful for the people who are allergic to gluten (celiac disease). Not only white rice even red and brown rice varieties are also gluten-free.

2. Rice is fattening.

When it comes to weight loss, the first thing that always comes to our mind is to start avoiding rice in our daily diet. We always keep lingering over the same question – Is rice fattening? Well, the answer to that question depends upon the kind of rice you opt for in your daily diet. Rice is not fattening if you eat it in a small portions. In fact, it is a good source of vitamins and minerals.

3. Eating rice for dinner makes one fat.

Rice is a dietary staple in many countries around the world, and it provides a number of essential nutrients, including fibre and B vitamins. Carbohydrate-rich foods, such as rice, are often linked to weight gain, but, at least in the case of rice, research shows that it isn’t likely to make you fat. Any food eaten to excess can cause weight gain, hence watch your serving sizes.
Not to eat carbs in the night is a myth. It doesn’t matter when you have rice but counting the calories is very important. To lose weight it is important to consume the recommended amounts of calories for each individual depending on their BMI, physical activity and other co-morbid factors.

4. Rice is difficult to digest.

The fact is white rice undergoes processing and hence bran, husk and germ layers are removed from it and it’s one of the food grains that easily get digested. Whereas brown or red rice have minimum processing and because of the insoluble fibre present in them will take little more time to digestion as compared to white rice.

5. Rice is bad for diabetes.

Any food consumed in right amounts, including rice, is beneficial to the body. Rice is a carbohydrate-rich food but it also has other beneficial nutrients including magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, iron, folic acid, thiamine and niacin. It is a major source of energy for the body.
Diabetics can consume rice in limited portions while balancing it with other food groups like protein and fibre-rich foods. You should avoid eating it in large portions or too frequently.
A rice variety like Village Rice is an evidence based alternative for diabetes and, obesity management as it contains miraculous 16% soluble dietary fibre

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