Centuries ago, torture meant being fed to the lions or being burned at the stake. These days, torture means slipping into a pair of skinny jeans after a night of wild partying and careless binge eating. Nothing is more difficult than trying to fit into sexy outfits after cruel carbs have found their way around your midsection. Lucky for me though, I have managed to sneak my way out of that kind of torture after making the big switch to red rice.
Red rice has a lot of health benefits. Here are the top reasons why you should start eating this grainy treat:
It’s rich in fiber. Because red rice is unpolished, all the goodness of fiber remains intact. When you eat fiber-rich food, your stomach stays full for a longer time. As you eat more fiber, you find yourself having less hunger pangs. You get more by eating less. This is great if you want to lose weight.
It’s loaded with antioxidants. These help protect cells from damage, thus inhibiting aging and other illnesses.
It’s packed with minerals. Magnesium and calcium are the top minerals found in red rice. Magnesium helps reduce asthma and migraine attacks, and even tones our muscles. Calcium, of course, builds strong bones and prevents osteoporosis.
It lowers cholesterol. Bran found in red rice is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, and does a good job at keeping cholesterol levels down. Blood sugar levels are likewise regulated.
Since I started eating red rice, I haven’t looked back. Gone are the days when I’d wolf down 2 cups of white rice in one sitting. I have rekindled my romance with the weighing scale, and am now feeling- and looking- fit and healthy.