Easy New Year’s Resolutions: Bet Big on Brown Rice!
When it comes to putting more fiber in your diet, eating whole grains like brown rice is a good place to start. Brown rice has three times the fiber and a quarter more protein than white rice, which has had its bran and germ removed.
And this low-energy-density food with its pleasantly nutty flavor packs more essential nutrients, such as selenium (an antioxidant), magnesium (to keep bones strong) and potassium (which helps build muscle) than the refined white version. One study found that women who ate more low-energy-density foods like brown rice gained weight three times slower than women whose diets were packed with higher-energy-density foods.
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