WHITE RICE IS GOOD FOR YOU!
When people think of getting healthy and eating right, they automatically misunderstand carbs, white rice to be specific. Being in a country where the staple food is rice, it’s hard to just cut it out of our diet completely. But that’s where its a misconception. White rice is actually good for you! Here’s all you need to know about the benefits of white rice and why you should include it in your diet.
Portions & Type of Rice
If you’re looking to lose weight, you still need carbs to complete your macro-nutrients. White rice can be eaten, but you would need to control your portions instead of overeat. If you cut off carbs completely, you will tend to get hungrier faster. White rice does have a higher glucose content, but besides controlling the portion of your rice, you can opt for longer grain rice such as jasmine and basmati. Another type of rice that contains a lot of nutrition is parboiled rice. Less starchy and more rich in fiber and vitamins as compared to regular white rice, parboiled rice is soaked, steamed and dried, and the hull is removed. If you want to try it out, the next time you head for banana leaf rice, try asking the waiters for “the other type of rice” and feel the difference once you’re done. Parboiled rice would leave you feeling less bloated and sleepy.
Grain For Gain
Hard training uses up your muscle glycogen to fuel your workout while elevating levels of catabolic hormone cortisol. This means you need a fast digesting meal for your post workout. When looking to replace muscle glycogen after a hard workout, you need to understand that not all carbs are created equal. That is the best time for a high-glycemic food like white rice. White rice and a hunk of protein are ideal choices if your goal is muscle growth.
If You Smell What The Rock is Cooking!
They don’t call him “the most electrifying man in all entertainment” for no reason. Yup, that’s right. It’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson! Amidst his daily intense workout schedule, Dwayne Johnson piles up on his macros and feeds himself with at least 5 and a half cups of white rice DAILY. Yup, that dude has gotten so huge he might have to change his name to “The Boulder”. Jokes aside, his dedication to fitness and nutrition has gotten him far in his acting career, as well as his physical appearance. Now, he looks better than he ever has and he’s scoring more roles on the big screen thanks to his amazing physique.
Now that you know these facts, you no longer need to worry about having this complex carbs in your diet!