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    Brown rice v.s. White rice

    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?

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    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, 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.

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    While we're on the subject, what is the point of bleaching grains like rice and wheat anyway? Just to make them white?

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    Tastes better to me, personally. Everything is about taste to most people nowadays, hehe.
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    Basmati/long grain rice is low glycemic whether it is white or brown.

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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galileo
    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

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    Thats probably 1 cup of cooked rice, as opposed to galileos, which are uncooked values.
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    Galileo's makes sense if it is 1 cup of dry rice. Yours makes sense for cooked.
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    I eat rice every single day of my life pretty much, white rice though. It's very inexpensive and easy to make.

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    Uncooked rice - that makes a lot more sense. Thanks for pointing it out

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    Yes, I pulled those both from Fitday. I usually measure my rice before I cook it as it's less likely to vary.

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