White Rice Consumption and Type 2 Diabetes

21 Mar

An recently published article, reports that white rice consumption significantly increases the risk for type 2 diabetes.

This is due to the high glycemic index of white rice, due to processing (where fiber and nutrients are stripped).

What can you do?

Order brown rice instead of white rice at restaurants. Limit your consumption of pastas, breads and flour. Choose brown rice and whole grains. Whole grains have fiber, which help control blood sugar.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

3 Responses to “White Rice Consumption and Type 2 Diabetes”

  1. Cecilia Duarte March 21, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    Gracias… me encantan tus tips….

  2. cafesatsunset March 24, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    Yes, living in LA we’re bombarded by restaurants, eateries, stands, pubs that all serve some form of white rice. In LA I find 2 extremes with our restaurants – they either serve brown rice as an alternative to white if you request it, or they only serve white rice and you have to either take it or leave it. Brown rice has a different texture depending on how you cook it, but I’ve learned to like it. I try to order it as an alternative to white rice whenever possible.

  3. rwong September 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    Yes, there are still some resistant food providers who staunchly insist on “no we don’t serve brown rice”, but I think with enough consistent requests for brown rice they too will follow the brave restaurants who happily offer brown rice. Living in Hawaii, one of my fav restaurants is Gyo-Taku in Niu Valley and they even offer sushi using brown rice. Yes, it does make a difference and the restaurant is always full of happy mostly seniors who grew up on white rice 3x a day.

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