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Brown Rice Tied to Better Heart Health

A recent study has linked brown rice to better heart health. Researchers found that two kinds of rice, brown rice and half-milled rice, may reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. An ingredient in these types of rice interferes with angiotensin II, a protein linked to both high blood pressure and clogged arteries.

This special ingredient is found in the brown layer of the rice grain — the layer that is scraped away during the production of white rice. Since they're less refined, both brown and half-milled rice are able to preserve this layer. These results are just another reason to eat more whole grains; besides being linked to lowered risk of certain kinds of cancer, brown rice also contains more protein and fiber than processed white, so you'll feel fuller longer. Plus, whole grains are delicious and surprisingly easy to incorporate into your diet.

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ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
Uncle Ben makes a brown rice that is 'soft, fluffy, moist like white rice and without the strong nutty tast; personally, I hate it- the reason I eat only brown riceis for that chewy, nutty, grainy texture of brown/wild rices (this applies to all my grains, eg oats, breads, pasta - I dislike soft foods)
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I LOVE brown rice, but for the longest time, I hated it. I always had it undercooked and chewy. Once I had it cooked right, I fell in love. It took a little time to get used to it, now I prefer it over white rice.
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 7 years
Mmmm I LOVE brown rice sushi!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
^I guess it's because white rice is more plentiful, perhaps?
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I never eat white rice anymore. I've totally switched over to brown. I still can't figure out why the brown rice is so much more expensive than the white stuff though. You'd think it'd be the opposite.
Retro23 Retro23 7 years
Anyone know if Converted Rice maintains this specific protein?
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I'm all for the feeling full longer, but I wish someone could give me some advice on how to feel less repulsed as soon as I see it :(
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