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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

Nutritional comparison between brown rice and white rice

Ranajit Kumar Khalua, Souvik Tewari and Rita Mondal
All rice consists almost entirely of carbs, with small amounts of protein and practically no fat. Brown rice is a whole grain. That means it contains all parts of the grain including the fibrous bran, the nutritious germ and the carb-rich endosperm. White rice, on the other hand, has had the bran and germ removed, which are the most nutritious parts of the grain. So Brown rice seems to be a more healthful choice than white rice. However, there may be certain situations where white rice is a better choice in case of pregnancy. Both types of rice can fit in a healthful diet. While brown rice contains more fiber (that is helpful for diabetes) than white rice, it has less fiber than many other whole grains. This may make it a good option for people who want to add more whole grains to their diet, but do not currently consume much fiber. Fiber intake should be increased gradually and with adequate fluid intake. This can help prevent symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, and bloating.
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How to cite this article:
Ranajit Kumar Khalua, Souvik Tewari, Rita Mondal. Nutritional comparison between brown rice and white rice. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):997-998.

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