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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Eating brown rice is better than polished rice

I am a rice-eater but I am way to choosy of the kind of rice I eat. It should be polished rice.

But are we aware of the benefits we get from eating brown rice? If not, here are the reasons why brown rice is most recommended :

1. Rice bran contains Vitamin E, which lowers excess fat and cholesterol and provides anti-tumor protection.

2. Gamma-oryzanol, an antioxidant found only in rice bran, strengthens the musculature of the body while converting fat to lean body mass. It improves blood circulation to the extremities, overcomes clots and blood stagnation, and improves hormonal balance by regulating pituitary secretions.

3. Alpha-lipoic acid, another antioxidant, promotes liver restoration, slows the aging process and converts glucose to energy.

4. Glutathione peroxidase is an antioxidant enzyme that reduces mucus excesses, boosts respiratory function, and helps detoxify the body. Known to counteract the effects of aging, it’s also used in the treatment of alcoholic cirrhosis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, acne and asthma.

5. Superoxide dismutase, an antioxidant enzyme, treats cataracts, arthritis and many symptoms of premature aging.

6. Proanthcyanidins facilitate wound healing, strengthen arteries, veins and capillaries, and improve blood circulation.

7. IP6 (inositol hexaphosphate) is beneficial in cancer therapy. It’s also used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, kidney stones, and may be useful against immune-system disorders like AIDS.source

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