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Offline emilysmith

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Brown Rice And White Rice - its effects on our health
« on: June 19, 2013, 06:58:15 AM »
Playing a role as a essential part in life, rice is always in our daily diet. There are many types of rice from which many kinds of food are processed. My friends and I enjoy a dish from brown rice by chance in a market. It is difficult for us to eat this food at first, but later some are very fond of this taste. For that, there is an special interest in brown rice among us and a discussion happens. We center on three differrences between brown rice and white rice.

The first point of discussion is their colors. White rice results after it has been refined, which invloves removing its husk, bran and germ, only the inner white kernel is left. However, brown rice removes its husk and still remains brown.

We also consider another difference between their nutritous value. Compared to white rice, brown rice is more nutritious than it. It is said that the polishing process of white rice removes important nutrients such as 67% vitamin B3, 80% vitamin B1, 90% vitamin B6...In contrast, brown rice still remain vitamins, minerals, fiber,...

Finally, we discuss about their different effects to our health. For a study by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Massachusetts, whereas people who eat five or more servings of white rice per week had a seventeen percent increased risk of developing type two diabetes, those who eat two or more servings of brown rice a week has an eleven percent reduced risk of getting the disease.

In the end, we realize that brown rice and white rice play the different roles. In fact, we can't only eat brown rice in each meal instead of white rice. In addition, brown rice does not last as long as white rice because of the oil rich layer of bran, so white rice has more export value than brown rice in both the quantity and the price. On the other hand, brown rice is better for our health and provides us more nutrients than white rice. Thus, we agree to acknowledge the importance of each kinds.
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Re: Brown Rice And White Rice - its effects on our health
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 08:34:12 AM »
Thank you for this contribution. Brown rice is more filling and satisfies for longer. It does take longer to cook, of course. A Tamil friend tried to get me to try red rice, with the suggestion this has benefits for diabetics. Have to confess I haven't tried it.
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Re: Brown Rice And White Rice - its effects on our health
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 09:29:14 AM »
I dont care for white rice, but my wife does which means we eat white rice :)

Brown also doesnt have the starchy after effect from cooking it. Its a cleaner cook.

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Re: Brown Rice And White Rice - its effects on our health
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 09:49:49 AM »
Rice is nice.  I don't discriminate on the basis of color.  I'll eat it brown or white, as long as it's cooked right and has a good sauce or meat/veggie accompaniment.

Not so great if you're on the currently fashionable little or no carb diet.  Brown rice is lower in carbs, but at this point in my life I don't give a damn  ;D.
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Re: Brown Rice And White Rice - its effects on our health
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 10:21:47 AM »
I have also heard that brown rice is healther than white.

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Re: Brown Rice And White Rice - its effects on our health
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 12:45:52 PM »
Filed under irrelevant, unless you are living off of rice.
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Re: Brown Rice And White Rice - its effects on our health
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2013, 01:07:29 PM »
Filed under irrelevant, unless you are living off of rice.

Doesn't that make it relevant for a large part of the human population?
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Re: Brown Rice And White Rice - its effects on our health
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 01:20:46 PM »
Filed under irrelevant, unless you are living off of rice.

Doesn't that make it relevant for a large part of the human population?

That part of the human population doesn't eat enough rice for this to be much of an issue.  This is entirely a first world problem.
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Re: Brown Rice And White Rice - its effects on our health
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2013, 01:37:54 PM »
Filed under irrelevant, unless you are living off of rice.

I sometimes frequent sites/youtube channels in which they argue vehemently over this stuff. Though when 90% of your diet consists of rice, asparagus, chicken and fish this is to be expected.
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Re: Brown Rice And White Rice - its effects on our health
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 01:47:27 PM »
Thank you for this contribution. Brown rice is more filling and satisfies for longer. It does take longer to cook, of course. A Tamil friend tried to get me to try red rice, with the suggestion this has benefits for diabetics. Have to confess I haven't tried it.

The red rice is common in southern India.  It's better for you, I think, but I'm used to white rice because the red rice wasn't easily available in the US while I was growing up.  Now that it can be easily obtained, I still prefer the white rice. 

I like brown rice too, but only with Asian foods.  It took a few tries to grow on me, though.   
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Re: Brown Rice And White Rice - its effects on our health
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2013, 01:54:37 PM »
Filed under irrelevant, unless you are living off of rice.

Doesn't that make it relevant for a large part of the human population?

None that are reading this and not really. And if you want to impact the health of those who actually do in a greater manner, quibbling over brown vs. white rice ain't the way to do it. They have some interesting studies done on long term impact of adding just a few serving a week of fruits and vegetables to such persons diets. And since getting fruits and vegetables to such folks is nearly impossible there are some interesting outcomes and projects being done using "GMOs" to deliver a greater degree of nutrition in rice cultivated to address their needs.
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Re: Brown Rice And White Rice - its effects on our health
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2013, 02:10:29 PM »
Filed under irrelevant, unless you are living off of rice.

Doesn't that make it relevant for a large part of the human population?

None that are reading this and not really. And if you want to impact the health of those who actually do in a greater manner, quibbling over brown vs. white rice ain't the way to do it. They have some interesting studies done on long term impact of adding just a few serving a week of fruits and vegetables to such persons diets. And since getting fruits and vegetables to such folks is nearly impossible there are some interesting outcomes and projects being done using "GMOs" to deliver a greater degree of nutrition in rice cultivated to address their needs.

Shh....don't tell Maria  ;D.
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