Should you eat Brown Rice or White Rice if you are trying to cut calories or lose weight? NEW

Unless the taste and texture of brown rice make you eat less, there is no difference and here is why:

Brown rice and white rice have similar amounts of calories, carbohydrates, and protein. The main differences between the two forms of rice lie in processing and nutritional content. Brown rice is simply white rice that has not had the brown-colored bran covering removed. When only the outermost layer of a grain of rice (the husk) is removed, brown rice is produced. So brown rice is considered a whole grain. Since brown rice still has the bran intact, it has more fiber than white rice. One cup of brown rice has 3 1/2 grams of fiber while the same amount of white rice has less than one gram of fiber. You need from 25 to 38 grams of fiber in our diet every day. Brown rice also contains nutrients like magnesium, manganese, and zinc. White rice has reduced levels of these nutrients, but is often fortified with iron, and some B vitamins. One mineral not added back into white rice is magnesium. Cooked long grain brown rice contains 84 mg of magnesium while one cup of white rice contains 19 mg.

To produce white rice, the next layers underneath the husk (the bran layer and the germ) are removed, leaving mostly the starchy endosperm. Several vitamins and dietary minerals are lost in this removal and the subsequent polishing process. Among other key sources of nutrition lost are small amounts of fatty acids and fiber that may help lower cholesterol and cause less constipation. A part of these missing nutrients, such as Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and iron are sometimes added back into the white rice making it “enriched”, as food suppliers in the US are required to do by the Food and Drug Administration.

As you can see, brown rice indeed has a superior nutritional content compared to white rice. However, if the reason you’re choosing brown rice over white rice is to lose weight and/or cut calories, I suggest you save your money and more importantly stick to your somewhat better tasting white rice. Like everything else, just eat rice (brown or rice) in moderation.

 

       

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KOFLEX SPORTS NUTRITION features the unique and all-natural health and sports nutraceutical formulations of Dr. Kofi Abrampah (Dr. Kofi). His unique formulations are backed by years of extensive research and clinical studies.

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Dr. Kofi received his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) degree from University of Rhode Island and his Nuclear Certification from Purdue University. He was a Research Fellow at Cornell University Medical School where he was involved in cancer research at the prestigious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. There he co-authored a published study, “Determining the Specific Epitope of the Globo H Antigen using the MBR1 Monoclonal Antibody.”

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Dr. Kofi is a practicing Nuclear/Clinical Pharmacist actively licensed in eleven states; including California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Washington, Illinois, Rhode Island, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Oregon

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As a Nuclear Pharmacist, he compounds or prepares radiopharmaceutical (radioactive drugs). These drugs are used for diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions; ranging from heart, liver, brain, gastrointestinal, kidney, thyroid disease and some cancers. In his capacity as a Clinical Pharmacist, Dr. Kofi provides drug information and pharmaceutical care to patients in various clinical settings.

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Dr. Kofi co-authored a published study on Globo H Antigen in the The Journal of Organic Chemistry 1995, 60, 7716-7717. Read Paper

Dr. Kofi has also worked as a Research Associate at Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island, where he co-authored several published manuscripts on the Effect of Glycyrrhizic Acid Like Factors (GALFs) on 11ßHSD in human kidney and liver microsomes, and structural elucidation of GALFs.

Dr. Kofi’s published research on GALFs in the Journal of American Society of Hypertention 2 (4) (2008) 286-293. Read Paper

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2004 MuscleMania World — 4th place in the Pro division
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2002 Atlantic MuscleMania — 1st place in the welterweight division
2001 Atlantic MuscleMania — Overall Champion
2001 ANBC Rhode Island — Overall Champion
2000 ANBC New England — Overall Champion
2000 NABF Maine — Overall Champion

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