From breakfast cereals to supper snacks, rice is an ingredient that adds to the nutritional value of a healthy meal when taken in the right quantity based on one’s age and health. Rice is a hypoallergic food and easily digested which is why rice is an important component in many commercially produced baby foods.
Studies have shown that brown rice specifically helps in regulating glucose metabolism especially for people with diabetes. As brown rice is an unrefined complex carbohydrate, it supplies the body with a steady and slow release of glucose unlike the rapid rise that happens after eating refined white rice or sugars. By combining rice with beans and other legumes, it makes a complete protein for a healthy diet. It is also suitable for people with celiac disease as it is gluten-free.