5 Things About Rice You Should Never Believe:- Paddy seed is called rice. It is obtained by removing the peel above the paddy. Rice is the main food grains consumed throughout the Eastern world. In India, many recipes including rice, khichdi are made. Rice is more than North India in South India and East-South India. It is called ‘Tandul’ in Sanskrit and Tamil is called ‘Arisi’.
It is also sometimes called ‘suspense’ because there are six main types of taste available. Rice cooked in cultural Hindi is called rice, but most Hindi speakers use the word ‘Bhat’ less often. Rice is called rice. Basmati Rice, India’s famous rice which is also exported abroad.
5 Things About Rice You Should Never Believe
People have had many doubts about rice like if white rice is healthier than brown rice, can eating rice lead to weight gain, is it okay to eat rice at night, etc. Previously, we have written about how celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar supports eating rice and how you can eat a simple meal like dal chawal even at night. Speaking of the nutrient content of rice, white rice has high carb content. A cup of white rice contains around 35 gms of carbohydrates.
A cup of rice will have around 165 calories and 3-4 gms of proteins. Like most carbs, rice too gets ultimately broken down into glucose in the gastrointestinal tract. White rice contains less fiber as compared to brown rice. Brown rice even contains more vitamins and minerals. Brown rice contains manganese, selenium, phosphorus, and magnesium.
Let’s take a look at popular things about rice you should never believe:-
1. Eating rice for dinner makes you fat:- The fact is that rice is easy to digest and is helpful in improving quality of sleep. It increases leptin sensitivity. Leptin is produced by a fatty tissue which regulates fat storage in the body. Moreover, foods high in carbs can be eaten at night as they get metabolized into glucose. At night, glucose gets more readily converted into energy at night. When grains like rice are consumed during the day, the glucose converts into fat more readily.
2. Rice has no protein:- Protein is the second most abundant nutrient in rice. 1 cup of rice contains around 3-4 gms of protein. This amount is high as compared to other grains.
3. Rice is fattening:- This myth is probably the reason why the trending fad diets today do not include rice consumption at all. However, this is not true. Why would Rujuta suggest eating rice as safe and healthy? Rice is easy to digest, is low in fat and is also cholesterol free. It contains carbs and is thus a good source of energy.
4. Rice contains gluten:- It is a very popular myth that rice has gluten. But the fact remains that rice is gluten-free and does not cause allergies which are associated with other grains. Foods which have high gluten are considered to be unsafe for people with diabetes and those who are on a weight loss regime.
5. Diabetics should not have rice:- Here in India, people eat rice along with dahi, sabzi, dal or ghee. Eating rice in such combinations reduces the glycemic index of meals. Thus, it is completely safe for diabetics to have rice. But it is given here that this doesn’t imply that people with diabetes can have as much as rice as they want. Excess of anything is bad and even rice consumption is fine until it is done in limited quantities.
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