In the Far East, rice is an indispensable food, and for more than half of the world’s population, rice is the main source of food. There are many types of rice available today, but brown rice is considered the healthiest.
Brown rice can be considered a perfectly balanced product that should be included in your diet. They have many advantages and none of the disadvantages of white rice.
Brown rice is unpolished rice. Unpolished wholemeal brown rice contains twice as much fibre as polished white rice. High-fibre foods are digested more slowly and have a low glycaemic index, so there are no sudden spikes in sugar levels, such as when eating bread, potatoes or sweets. Rice is rich in fibre, so it keeps you fuller for longer and makes it easier to manage your weight.
Brown rice is a dietary food. It is safe to use for people with gastrointestinal disorders. In addition, in the case of diarrhoea, rice decoction will be a great help in preventing the leaching of useful substances from the body.
Regular consumption of brown rice can improve memory, according to new research by Japanese scientists. And if we used brown rice instead of white rice, we would protect ourselves from high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, and reduce the risk of heart attacks.
Brown rice is an excellent source of thiamin, iron and zinc. This type of rice is rich in vitamins A, B, D and E. They also have a higher protein content compared to white.
Nutritionists recommend eating brown rice two or three times a week. This is enough to provide the body with all the nutrients it needs.
The benefits of brown rice for the body:
-normalises digestive tract function,
-fights bad cholesterol,
-improves skin and hair condition,
-normalises the balance of water and salt in the body,
-protects the nervous system,
-lowers blood pressure,
-improves kidney function and blood circulation.
Organic long grain brown rice has a rich, spicy nutty flavour and is an excellent base or accompaniment for a variety of dishes.
Preparation (for 2 persons): wash the rice first before cooking. 1 cup of rice needs 2 cups of water. Simmer for about 45 minutes or simmer for 30-35 minutes and leave to stand for another 15-20 minutes with the lid closed. Salt the rice at the end of cooking, otherwise the cooking time will be longer. To reduce cooking time, the rice can be soaked for ~4 hours before cooking.
*The information provided here should not be interpreted as advice on treatment or other health issues. We encourage you to make decisions about your personal health by considering different sources of information.