Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Day 121- Nutrition Bite

"After wheat, rice is used more extensively in human nutrition than any other grain. Brown rice, like whole wheat, contains a plethora of nutrients, including magnesium that are all lost during milling into white rice... Brown rice consumption has positive effect on blood-sugar elevation and therefore, on diabetes. In addition to reducing blood sugar levels, rice bran is thought to be one of the most nutrient dense substances ever studied. It embodies over 70 antioxidants that can protect against cellular damage and preserve youthfulness."
-Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

Sugar Preacher's Experience
Brown rice has been one of my favorite grains since childhood. I remember my Grandma cooking brown rice and lecturing us about the disadvantages of eating white rice. After reading about brown rice, I have earned more respect for my Grandma who is 92 years old. Brown rice has a better taste than white rice--another reason to eat it!!

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