Looking to make your diet healthier? Try red rice!

It tastes the same but you can reap more benefits

Entertainment Desk July 18, 2020

Nowadays, people are looking for different and interesting ways to stay healthy. Instead of taking medicines, they are looking at natural ways to keep their immunity boosted. As such, most are making many dietary changes. If you, too, are looking to make a healthy switch, opt for red rice now. Why? Because it has multiple health benefits.

According to The Indian Express, rice is a staple food in many parts of the world but few of us know that red rice is preferred over regular white rice in many places as it is believed to be a healthier and unpolished version of white rice.

While there are many rice varieties including brown, red rice is unique because of its colour. It is said that the grains gets their colour from a compound called anthocyanin, which is believed to contain some antioxidants that provide greater benefits than those of brown rice.
Additionally, the flavonoids present in red rice can fight free radicals and give the body a much-needed health boost. It can also promote cell regeneration and fight inflammation and other such allergies in the body.

Some people avoid rice, especially if they are diabetic. These people can include red rice in their diet, after consulting with their doctors. The rice is fibre-rich and boosts digestion and metabolism so it is safe for diabetics too.

How to prepare red rice
If you make the switch from white rice to red rice, prepare it in the exact same way. You can serve it with vegetables, curries, or anything else of your choice. Sometimes, people also use it as a substitute for dishes like poha and pulao.
Just like every other dietary change though, you must consult with a dietician and a doctor first, before making the big switch. Only they may be able to decide what is best for your health, and guide you better.

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