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Brown Rice

023.-Brown-Rice

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights!

Brown rice has a lot to offer regarding nutrition, and in moderation, less in calories.

Go into any supermarket, and you'll find a long shelf of different rice; long-grain, basmati, white, black and even sticky. The reality is that not all rice is created equal.

So, why should brown rice be the rice of choice?

To create white rice both the hull and the kernel of brown rice is removed. Brown rice only has the hull removed, leaving the nutritional element of the rice intact.

Brown rice is also considered a whole grain and is relatively low in calories and gluten free.

Brown rice has a good source of:

  • Magnesium.
  • Phosphorus.
  • Selenium.
  • Vitamin B6.
  • Manganese.


Brown rice is such an excellent source of manganese that in just one cup of cooked brown rice you can get 88% of your daily allowance.

The magnesium in the brown rice also supports heart health by helping regulate blood pressure. The higher levels of fibre also aid digestion and keep you nice and regular.

Next time you're in the supermarket, make brown rice the first choice. 😊

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