brown rice

United States
November 10, 2008 10:55pm CST
My husband's physician asked him to take brown rice instead of white rice in order to reduce the calories and carbohydrates. Do you guys have any idea about brown rice.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
11 Nov 08
I'm not sure I did lose a lot of weight one time by not eating as many carbohyrates though and drinking a lot of water. I need to go back on that diet. Although this time of year is a bad time to do it. Not all carbohyrates are bad for you.
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Very true. But brown rice is recommended for diabetics especially as it does not raise the blood levels as much as white rice does. White rice has more starch. It also has more fiber.
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
11 Nov 08
That should say "brown rice has more fiber" . Sorry.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Nov 08
That is intersting. I like brown rice better then white rice that's for sure.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Brown rice makes me feel sick. It's like my body cannot digest it when I eat brown rice. I'll eat white rice or jasmine rice normally. That purplish colored rice is okay too. But I can't do the brown rice.
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@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
Brown rice can reduce cholesterol level unlike white rice that quickly breaks down into glucose that is potentially harmful especially to diabetic people. White rice lacks the Vitamin B1 because it has been stripped out of bran during the processing. This bran is still found in brown rice which makes brown rice healthier because it still containts the natural phytochemiclas which includes all important fiber.
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@ranjetjoy (129)
• Philippines
27 Nov 08
no idea about it. sorry
@kaka135 (13780)
• Malaysia
26 Nov 08
Yeah, many people started to eat brown rice nowadays as it's healthier. My parents are eating brown rice too, but my mum will cook white rice when I'm going home, as she knows I don't like the brown rice. I just don't like the taste.
@aweins (4203)
• India
24 Nov 08
hello my dear friend, i love rice and love white rice a lot. i am eating it since my childhood so my taste for white is more strong than brown, infact i dont like brown at all. but i know brown is having a whole lots of good items as compared to white rice. my dietician too has asked me to take brown rice insted of white. brown is good to eat because it is a better source of several nutrients such as riboflavin, folate, magnesium, iron and has three times more fibre than white. and because of all this i think it is probably a bigger health benefit than the fortified vitamins.
@balasri (26577)
• India
21 Nov 08
Brown rice is rice with the whole kernel intact surrounded by all layers of bran. Brown rice is similar to white rice in that it belongs to the long-grain category. After the husk is removed the remaining product is called brown rice. The difference between brown rice and white rice is not just color. Milling is the process that creates the difference between brown and white rice. A whole grain of rice has several layers. Only the outermost layer, the hull, is removed to produce what we call brown rice. If brown rice is further milled to remove the bran and most of the germ layer, the result is a whiter rice. Milling removes both the husk and the bran layer of the kernal. Through the milling process, brown rice becomes White rice. Whole Brown Rice lowers Cholesterol. The protein in brown rice has one of the most complete essential amino acids.
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Thank you for the best response!
@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
11 Nov 08
Not quite sure on this. I have heard that white rice has not much nutruitional value and is nothing more than callories and corbohydrates. I can see brown as be more filling and with more nutrients so it might take less to get a better bennifit. I dont doubt brown as beiing better for you..I think its less processed. Please someone corrent me brown rice is white rice befor the processing??? :)
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
11 Nov 08
It definitely tastes different. Less sweet. But good. It also takes much longer to cook. Sometimes I mix white with brown after it is cooked for my kids to eat. They don't care for brown rice by itself. My husband and I both love it though.