White Rice vs Brown Rice

@IL2Knit (1141)
United States
June 24, 2007 3:09am CST
I love Rice. I could eat it every day. One thing I found is that white rice makes my blood sugar shoot way up. But the brown rice doesn't do that to me. So as much as I love white rice I only buy Brown rice. I then over cook it a little bit so it isn't so chewy. Has any one else found this to be true?
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@AmbiePam (49079)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I too have switched to brown rice over white rice. I want to get a head start before I have any problems with blood sugar. I have PCOS so it is easy to develop diabetes when you have that. I don't want diabetes, obviously. So white rice was one of the first things I got rid of. I find that I prefer brown rice more now. It took some getting used to. I add a little Smart Balance butter, not even including salt. I like it that way, and if you get it the correct rice consistency (like you mentioned sometimes it isn't how you want it) it tastes good if you add some salsa. And salsa is one of those freebies foods I've heard. Don't add sour cream to a baked potato, add salsa! Stuff like that. You know, I think Asian countries must really eat healthy, because white rice is their staple and they don't have high rates of diabetes or blood sugar. Go figure!
@IL2Knit (1141)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I like what you are doing. I wish I had taken better care of myself like you are. I think the reason I'm diabetic is a diet I was on for over a year. It was all carbs and very very low fat. I lost almost 100 pounds but it runed my skin & hair. I'm still trying to get over it.
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@AmbiePam (49079)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Oh, girl. I am so sorry. Once your health gets bad, and I know, it is hard to get back on track. I'm rooting for you, and also, thank you for the best response. : )
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• United States
24 Jun 07
It does that same thing to my uncle as well. He is diabetic. It is because all of the fiber is stripped off of the white rice and so is not there to counter balance the carbohydrates or starches in the digestive system. Nutrient wise brown is much better for you as well. That's what I have bean taught at least.
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@AmbiePam (49079)
• United States
24 Jun 07
You explained that very well. : )
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@IL2Knit (1141)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Very good answer. Yes that is why. I'm diabetic too. I didn't even know there was brown rice as a kid. My mom bought minut rice.
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