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Rice is the seed of the grass species. As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, especially in Mauritius. It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production, after sugarcane and maize.
Rice is the most important food crop with regard to human nutrition. Rice is normally grown as an annual plant. Rice is typically rinsed before cooking to remove excess starch. Rice produced is usually fortified with vitamins and minerals, and rinsing will result in a loss of nutrients. Rice may be rinsed repeatedly until the rinse water is clear to improve the texture and taste.
1 - Diabetes control
Rice can help people with diabetes control their blood sugar. Rice is more likely to spike blood sugar. Several studies have found that a high intake of white rice is associated with an increased risk of diabetes.
2 - Heart Health
Whole grains like rice contain more fiber than processed foods. Fiber can lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Since fiber makes you feel full, you may find it easier to maintain a healthy weight. Also, rice contains vitamins and minerals that help the blood transport oxygen and perform other vital functions.
3 - Cancer Risk Reduction
Rice contains three distinct types of phenolics, which are antioxidants that occur naturally in plants. Antioxidants can reduce the risk of cancer by keeping free radicals from damaging cells. Phenolics occur in the bran layer of rice and in the germ, the reproductive part of a grain. When the bran is removed to make rice, many of the phenolics are lost.