Black rice offers all of the same health benefits of brown rice but it also packs some serious antioxidants.
Because of its dark colour, black rice bran contains the same anthocyanin antioxidants found in blueberries or blackberries.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACK RICE
Contains a large number of antioxidants.
Black rice is a good source of antioxidants – a substance known for helping individuals flush out body wastes on a regular basis.
The antioxidant anthocyanins found in black rice keep cholesterol levels low, especially “bad” LDL cholesterol. They also regulate total triglyceride levels to prevent atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is a condition in which fatty deposits (atherosclerotic plaque) develop in the walls of medium-sized and large arteries. This leads to reduced blood flow. It can cause serious complications such as angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden death. It can also lead to cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke, peripheral artery diseases, and erectile dysfunction in men.
Detoxifies the Liver
Because it has a high concentration of antioxidants, black rice cleanses your liver and removes the build-up of harmful toxins.
In an animal study, the antioxidant levels in the blood, liver, and arteries of rabbits increased when they were fed black rice regularly. The rabbits showed less free radical damage. cleaner blood, and detoxified livers. Their arteries were also clear and they had a reduced atherosclerotic plaque build-up.
Rich in Fiber for Healthy Digestion
Black rice is rich in fiber, with 3 grams per half-cup serving Eating a diet filled with foods like black rice can help prevent constipation bloating, and other gastrointestinal problems. Fiber attaches to the waste and toxins within your GI tract and removes them, ensuring you have regular bowel.
Black Rice Is Gluten-Free
Gluten is a protein found in many types of foods such as wheat and rye. About 15 per cent of the world’s population is sensitive to gluten but many don’t know they are. If you’re sensitive to gluten, you may experience symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation, and bloating. While some people are simply sensitive to gluten, others may have a serious gluten allergy, called Celiac disease. Talk to your doctor if you think you may have Celiac disease-medical professionals can properly diagnose you and provide treatment.
COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT RICE TYPES
- POLISHED WHITE RICE – Contains 6.8 Protein, 1.2 Iron, 0.5 Zinc And 0.6 Fiber
- BROWN RICE – Contains 7.9 Protein, 2.2 Iron, 0.5 Zinc And 2.8 Fiber
- PURPLE RICE – Contains 8.3 Protein, 3.9 Iron, 2.2 Zinc And 1.4 Fiber
- RED RICE – Contains 7.0 Protein, 5.5 Iron, 3.3 Zinc And 2.0 Fiber
- BLACK RICE – Contains 8.5 Protein, 3.5 Iron, 0 Zinc And 4.9 Fiber
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