Can I eat rice? I’m a rice eater, I cannot live without rice. I do not like the taste of brown rice. Are there varieties of rice that a diabetic can have? These are a few queries that come to the mind of a client when they approach me for the diet. I hope anyone who is reading this article has the same question as my other clients have. So let me address a few of them.
Yes, you can eat rice but depends on the quantity and quality of the rice. India has wide varieties of rice. It is a staple food for more than half of the world’s population with 90% of the total global production from Asia. Rice is a good source of minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, iron, and vitamins like B1, B3, B6, B9.
So, let’s discuss the different healthy varieties of rice:
Downside: Brown rice may contain antinutrients (phytates) which decrease the absorption of some nutrient and makes them difficult to digest.
There is a long list of rice that can be eaten guilt-free as we have diverse varieties. The only key points to remember when eating any type of rice is “Less processed, be local, less white color and eat in moderation”.
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