Brown rice has:energy from good nutrition
Twice the manganese and phosphorus as white.
2 times the iron.
3 times vitamin B3.
4 times the vitamin B1.
10 times the vitamin B6.
It is a great source of manganese which is essential for energy production, antioxidant activity, and sex hormone production.
Brown rice has high fibre and selenium content which reduces colon cancer.
The fibre in brown rice reduces the time cancer-causing substances spend in the colon. Selenium has been shown to substantially reduce the risk of colon cancer. White rice has very little fibre.
Brown rice assist weight loss and reduces metabolic problems.
Eating whole grains with lots of fibre, like brown rice, helps with maintaining optimal weight while refined grains have been linked to weight gain, type two diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
It lowers cholesterol.
A study at Louisiana State University showed that rice bran and rice bran oil reduced LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Brown Rice is Gluten Free.
As more and more people enjoy the benefits of gluten free, rice rice is an obvious healthy choice.
It balances your energy.
In macrobiotics, brown rice has been shown to have balanced energy in terms of yin and yang.
All whole grains have bound phytonutrients which are released by the action of intestinal bacteria.
These unique substances have the same health-promoting activity attributed to the free form phytonutrients found in vegetables and fruits. One example is a lignin called enterolactone thought to protect against breast cancer and heart disease.