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New Study: Any Degree of Brown Rice Processing Increases Blood Sugar and Insulin

By Dietdoctor @DietDoctor1
New Study: Any Degree of Brown Rice Processing Increases Blood Sugar and Insulin

Any rice will raise your blood sugar and the fat-storing hormone insulin quite a bit. But white rice is even worse.

A new study nicely demonstrates that even minor polishing of brown rice substantially increases the speed by which it is absorbed, resulting in higher blood glucose and insulin levels. Maybe that's why diabetes type 2 is an absolute epidemic in India and China today, where a lot of white rice is consumed.

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr: Even minimal polishing of an Indian parboiled brown rice variety leads to increased glycemic responses

If you feel like ditching rice all together, check out our awesome low-carb and keto side dishes below. They'll serve as perfect substitutes!


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