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The topic of rice is one that comes up often when I’m talking to clients about their nutrition. Many…

The topic of rice is one that comes up often when I’m talking to clients about their nutrition. Many tell me they switched to eating brown rice, even though they much prefer white, thinking that it’s somehow healthier or more fat loss friendly. But is that really necessary. If you enjoy eating rice, must you subject yourself to only eating the brown variety?
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Nope, and here’s why.
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As you can see, from an overall macronutrient perspective, brown and white rice are almost identical. However, I think where most people get confused is in assuming that because brown rice has more fiber, it somehow makes it healthier. However, this isn’t necessarily the case.
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Yes, brown rice has more fiber, and yes all of the nutrients and fiber are eliminated when the outer hull is removed. But what many people don’t realize is brown rice also contains something called phytates and lectins, which are anti-nutrients. When ingested, these compounds prevent the absorption of vitamins and minerals if the foods it is being eaten with. So that’s strike one against brown rice. Also, these anti nutrients can make foods (like brown rice) more difficult to digest. White rice, on the other hand, contains none of these compounds and is essentially a pure form of safe starch that is usually well tolerated even in people with sensitive digestive systems.
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So does this mean brown rice is unhealthy? Of course not. And if you prefer it over white and it doesn’t bother your gut, then you do you. But if you are choking it down simply because you think it’s healthier, then this is me giving you permission to stop. Besides, you can get enough fiber by eating more fruits and veggies throughout the day.
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Personally I think brown rice tastes like cardboard so it’s team white rice all day.

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The topic of rice is one that comes up often when I’m talking to clients about their nutrition. Many tell me they switched to eating brown rice, even though they much prefer white, thinking that it’s somehow healthier or more fat loss friendly. But is that really necessary. If you enjoy eating rice, must you subject yourself to only eating the brown variety?
#
Nope, and here’s why.
#
As you can see, from an overall macronutrient perspective, brown and white rice are almost identical. However, I think where most people get confused is in assuming that because brown rice has more fiber, it somehow makes it healthier. However, this isn’t necessarily the case.
#
Yes, brown rice has more fiber, and yes all of the nutrients and fiber are eliminated when the outer hull is removed. But what many people don’t realize is brown rice also contains something called phytates and lectins, which are anti-nutrients. When ingested, these compounds prevent the absorption of vitamins and minerals if the foods it is being eaten with. So that’s strike one against brown rice. Also, these anti nutrients can make foods (like brown rice) more difficult to digest. White rice, on the other hand, contains none of these compounds and is essentially a pure form of safe starch that is usually well tolerated even in people with sensitive digestive systems.
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So does this mean brown rice is unhealthy? Of course not. And if you prefer it over white and it doesn’t bother your gut, then you do you. But if you are choking it down simply because you think it’s healthier, then this is me giving you permission to stop. Besides, you can get enough fiber by eating more fruits and veggies throughout the day.
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Personally I think brown rice tastes like cardboard so it’s team white rice all day.

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