The Whole Truth About Whole Grain
The Rice Grain – Naked and Demystified
Allow us to introduce the humble Rice Grain.
Though small, the mighty rice grain is a complex carbohydrate and easily does the heavy nutritional lifting your body needs to stay healthy. It is a seed and is the heart of the rice plant, bearing within it everything necessary to germinate, grow and become another healthy rice plant.
Anatomy of a Whole Grain
A healthy serving of whole grains, such as Minute® Brown Rice
, is a half-cup. But, how big is a half-cup? Picture a light bulb… that’s what one serving, or ½ cup looks like.
According to the USDA
, you should be getting at least 6 servings of whole grains each day.
So, just how fabulous ARE whole grains?
Studies have shown repeatedly that the benefits of whole grains include:
- 30 – 60% reduced risk of stroke
- 20 – 30% reduced risk of diabetes
- 25 – 28% reduced heart attack risk
- Improved weight maintenance
Other studies suggest whole grains can also:
- Reduce asthma risk
- Reduce high blood pressure risk
- Reduce acne breakouts
The Whole Grain Council
is a rich source of information on the benefits of incorporating whole grains in your daily diet. Visit the site here and tell them Minute Rice sent you!