Myths about the nutritional value of rice

Forget the myths, here we tell you the truth about its proteins, nutrients and benefits.

Myth

“If you want to lose weight, don’t eat rice”

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The Truth

Half a cup or 100 grams of cooked rice contain about 115 calories, comparable to the amount of calories of a middle size fruit, such as a pear. If you have a balanced diet and a good lifestyle, rice does not have any influence on weight increase.

Myth

“Brown rice does not cause weight gain, and that is why it is recommended for dieting”

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The Truth

Brown rice has more nutritional value and its glycemic index is lower (carbs speed up to be absorbed by blood after digestion). This is the reason why nutritionists recommend it. One of its most important qualities is its fiber supply, as it keeps glucose levels in the blood stable and helps control fat and weight.

Myth

“Rice cannot be mixed with other carbs because it makes you sick and gain weight”

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The Truth

The digestive system processes carbs, obtaining glucose to be absorbed. The mix does not affect this process. What must be considered before combining carbs is that the total amount should not higher that the amount of one carb. If you have a balanced diet and a good lifestyle, rice does not have any influence on your weight.