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Nutrition and Fitness » Nutritional facts of rice

Rice is a highly consumed staple food in our country. Its nutritional value has been wide accepted. In general the brown rice has a higher nutritional value than white rice; this is because later is produced after being polished with glucose or talc. In this step nutrition is lost.

Rice has been a key to supply energy to the body and brain for these many years, as it has complex carbohydrates. Rice has no cholesterol and is best food for every age.
Nutritional value:

• It is a good source of protein as it contains eight amino acids.

• It is free from fat, cholesterol and sodium thus serving as an excellent food to include in a balanced diet.

• It is rich in vitamins and minerals such as thiamine, niacin, iron, riboflavin, vitamin D, calcium, and fiber.

• It contains low sugar.

• It is gluten free.

• It is a key part of a healthy and balanced diet.

• It is rich in resistant starch which helps in the growth of friendly bacteria in stomach.
• It is non-allergenic.

• It is rich in insoluble fiber which fights against a variety of cancer.

• It is very good food for hypertension patients as it contains less sodium.

• It is a fair source of protein containing all eight amino acids, providing energy to body.

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