Top 10 reasons why you must eat rice
Ditching rice or lowering its consumption is one of the first things we decide to do while on a weight loss journey. But is rice really the culprit? Is it really bad for your health?
No, says celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar. According to her, rice is loaded with benefits and here are 10 of them.
Rice is prebiotic. It does not just fill you up but also the diverse ecosystem of microbes (gut) within you.
Hand milled, single polished rice can be cooked in various ways from kanji to kheer
Stabilises blood sugar levels
Rice when consumed with dahi, kadhi, legumes, ghee and meat leads to a steady blood sugar response.
Rice is easily digested and is light on the stomach. It helps you sleep better, which further leads to a better hormonal balance, required by both old and young people.
Good for skin
Rice is not actually good but great for the skin. It can help you get rid of enlarged pores that come with high prolactin levels.
Rice improves hair growth. It can help sustain and improve hair that an impaired thyroid may have damaged.
Every part is usable
Every part of rice is usable. While the rice is consumed by us, the bran can be fed to cattle.
Good for soil
Rice leaves behind adequate moisture in the soil to grow pulses, which then enrich the soil further by working as natural nitrogen fixtures.
Approved by grandma
Rice is local, seasonal and belongs to your food heritage. It sustains health, economy, ecology and is no less than pure gold.