brown rice and weight reduction

 

We are often asked if brown rice is good for losing weight.

The answer is yes. Same with wholemeal bread and other cereals. The calorie content is the same as the white variety but because it is more difficult to break down in your digestive system, you end up feeling fuller longer. Less hunger and therefore in the medium term you eat less. The white variety gives you a quick high, then you feel hungry again soon. Therefore total calorie intake for the day is less. This leads to weight loss. Also, the extra fiber has lots of other health benefits too.