A healthy rice combination is in Nigeria for everyone who loves this staple food.
Rice is one food that majority of Nigerians eat almost everyday. Some will find their day uninteresting if they fail to eat a plate of rice.
But the sad thing is that most of them eat the white rice that is low in nutrient and high in carbohydrate.
Excess consumption of white rice could lead to weight gain, increase in blood sugar level.
However, not many people have found a healthy rice they could eat without worries of health risks.
It will be difficult to ask people to replace white rice with another kind of food that is not rice.
Most times, our clients on our weight loss programme have shared the difficulty they face in trying to reduce the consumption of processed white rice.
Healthy Rice Grown And Processed In Nigeria
Consequently, we have carried out research that has birthed a solution. A healthy rice combination that would end the issues that white rice could trigger was discovered.
There are some species of this cereal that are healthy.
Another interesting outcome was the discovery of these healthy rice species in Nigeria.
Every rice we will talk about here is grown and processed here in Nigeria.
These species now come in a pack and they are available to everyone who wants to eat rice and stay healthy.
Interestingly, they are evidences of the amount of God’s blessing on Nigeria as a nation.
Basically, the white rice in the pack is stone-free with no preservative.
It is fresh from the farm and this is what you should eat if at all you want to eat white rice.
However, it should be eaten in low quantity and that is why we have packed it together in the rice mix.
White rice has high glycemic index.
Brown Rice is a whole grain rice and full of fibre.
This fibre helps to lower cholesterol, move waste through the digestive tract and promote fullness.
It may also help prevent the formation of blood clots.
Brown rice is considered a low “glycemic index” food.
It is a natural wholesome food rich in essential minerals such as manganese, iron, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, selenium, magnesium, and potassium.
Its vitamin wealth includes vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6, folate, vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and vitamin K.
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Also, Brown rice prevents Alzheimer’s, lowers stress in lactating women, prevents obesity, has antioxydants, controls diabetes, imporves digestive health, lowers cholesterol level and boosts heart health
Red rice is another specie of healthy rice available to man.
This healthy rice is available in Nigeria and researches have identified the health benefits of this rice.
A 2017 study says after an evaluation of the species of rice, red rice proved to be superior to white rice in all parameters barring seed length.
“Red rice was found to have a higher iron, magnesium, calcium, and zinc content than white rice.
Regarding other nutrients the study revealed that red rice has a higher crude protein (10.49%) and crude fiber (2.71%) content as compared to white rice.
The nutritional quality of red rice was found to be comparable to many millets, fruits and vegetables.
This healthy rice is good for brain development, contains antioxidants to counteract free radicals and contains Vitamin B6.
Other health benefits of this rice could be found here.
They are all available for anyone who wants to replace the consumption of white rice.