White rice contains eighty to ninety per cent less minerals, vitamins and fibre than brown rice. These refined carbohydrates provide little nutrients whereas wholegrains help balance blood sugar levels and help reduce your risk of diabetes.
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Rice is a versatile dish, both as a side dish and adding texture and flavour to main dishes. But a new study shows that regularly eating white rice may increase the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The study was not designed to show how but researchers think that it may have to do with the fact that white rice ranks high on the glycaemic index. This means it can cause a sudden spike in blood sugar levels and it is low in fibre. More studies are needed but for better blood sugar control swap white rice for brown rice and other varieties which are also low GI like brown basmati rice and long grain rice. Then add spices and vegetables to the rice for a nutritious and delicious dish!
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Hayley Cimring (RD)(SA) Registered Dietician
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