Authen-tip: Brown Rice for Optimal Health

Rice has been a staple for the people in Asia for over 6,000 years! Brown rice is a delicious variety of rice that is loaded with nutrients. Studies have shown that brown rice can protect your heart from disease due to the fact that it contains magnesium and selenium. Brown rice is also a wonderful grain for promoting healthy digestion because it is loaded with dietary fiber. If you are looking to maintain a healthy weight (who isn’t, LOL), brown rice may be the perfect food to help you out. Studies have shown that women who consumed whole-grains, like brown rice, weighed less than those who ate less foods full of fiber. In addition to all of these health benefits, brown rice is a great source of manganese and tryptophan. When it comes to storing your brown rice, keep it in your refrigerator inside of an air-tight container. Unlike white rice, brown rice has more oils which can make it go rancid. You can purchase pre-packaged brown rice or choose your own quantity in the bulk bins at your local health food store.