Health Benefits of Brown Rice

By now, most of us know that rice provides essential vitamins and nutrients, and according to the USDA, eating whole grains, such as rice, provides many health benefits in addition to reducing the risk of some chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and high blood pressure.  Additionally, consuming at least three ounce equivalents per day of whole grains could help manage your weight.

Whole grain brown rice contains the nutrient-dense bran and inner germ layer where the majority of beneficial compounds are found.  It’s this fiberful bran coating that gives brown rice its unique flavor and texture characteristics.

In addition to providing fiber, a diet of brown rice also provides essential minerals such as selenium, manganese, and magnesium.