Eating Brown Rice is healthier

A study by U. S. researchers has claimed that eating brown rice can lead to a lesser risk of developing type 2 diabetes as compared to eating white rice. Almost 200,000 adults were studied by researchers for a period of 22 years and it was confirmed that eating white rice can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

It was also found that people who are eating two or more servings of brown rice in a week decreased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 11%. These people did not make any other change in their life style.

Health experts have stressed that people need to be more aware about their carbohydrate intake and also take more whole grains as they are better for health. People are being encouraged to reduce the intake of refined carbohydrates that includes white rice and flour.

People are also being urged to take more balanced diets and get physically active to reduce the incidence of various life style diseases.

It has also been revealed that rice consumption has increased considerably in the last few decades and people are consuming more rice compared to other whole grains.

By eating brown rice people also decrease their risk of developing various problems as they are high in fiber, minerals and vitamins.

Almost 70% of the rice that is consumed in U. S. and UK is white rice.