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SoySauce8
12-11-2003, 10:42 PM
Hey all i see that lots of people are eating brown rice, and i just what to know the difference between white rice and brown rice? Is brown rice suppose to be healthy and how much rice is good for a typical day?

galileo
12-12-2003, 06:35 AM
White rice is bleached and it loses some of its nutrients and fiber, which cause it to cause a greater insulin reaction (but from new numbers, I don't think it makes that big of a difference).

1 cup brown rice
687.8 kcals
5g fat
144g carbs : 6.5g fiber
14g protein

1 cup white rice
702 kcals
1g fat
154g carbs : 2g fiber
13g protein

According to the mendosa insulin index (http://www.mendosa.com/insulin_index.htm), white rice and brown rice aren't too far away from each other on the GI scale, but white is a bit higher on the II scale. Pasta seems to be far better per serving.

powerhalf
12-15-2003, 12:05 AM
While we're on the subject, what is the point of bleaching grains like rice and wheat anyway? Just to make them white?

Shao-LiN
12-15-2003, 02:13 AM
Tastes better to me, personally. Everything is about taste to most people nowadays, hehe.

hemants
12-15-2003, 11:19 AM
Basmati/long grain rice is low glycemic whether it is white or brown.

Just avoid instant and parboiled rice and you should be fine.

bradley
12-15-2003, 01:15 PM
The glycemic index is not that important as long as one is eating something to that will slow gastric emptying, such as protein and/or fat.

bradley
12-15-2003, 01:15 PM
The glycemic index is not that important as long as one is eating something that will slow gastric emptying, such as protein and/or fat.

HobbesAB
12-16-2003, 10:59 AM
1 cup brown rice
687.8 kcals
5g fat
144g carbs : 6.5g fiber
14g protein

1 cup white rice
702 kcals
1g fat
154g carbs : 2g fiber
13g protein



Are these numbers accurate? Fitday has 1 cup of long-grain white rice as
205 calories
0.442 g Fat
44.5 g CHO : 0.63 g Fiber
4.25 g Protein

ChrisH
12-16-2003, 11:04 AM
Thats probably 1 cup of cooked rice, as opposed to galileos, which are uncooked values.

Shao-LiN
12-16-2003, 11:04 AM
Galileo's makes sense if it is 1 cup of dry rice. Yours makes sense for cooked.

Dedicated
12-16-2003, 11:12 AM
I eat rice every single day of my life pretty much, white rice though. It's very inexpensive and easy to make.

HobbesAB
12-16-2003, 11:30 AM
Uncooked rice - that makes a lot more sense. Thanks for pointing it out

galileo
12-16-2003, 11:36 AM
Yes, I pulled those both from Fitday. I usually measure my rice before I cook it as it's less likely to vary.