Rice

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Brown Rice

This rice contains more nutrients in it than white rice. It has more fiber and it contains 84mg of Magnesium. Having brown rice with beans can really help boost your energy levels so a rice and beans meal can provide you with all 9 essential amino acids. Click here for more nutritional info.

 

 

 

 

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Black Rice

Black rice may be the healthiest of the rice species out there. 1 spoonful of black rice contains as many antioxidants as a spoonful of Blueberries and it contains more vitamin E. The antioxidants in this rice, which are anthocyanins, are good at fighting off and helping to prevent memory loss, cancer and heart disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Red Rice

Red rice can help lower your cholesterol. The chemicals used to make the rice red contain statins. Statins are compounds which are used in cholesterol lowering medications like Lipitor (Atorvastatin). You should limit your intake of statins especially if you’re on cholesterol lowering medication. Statins can lower your ability to produce a compound called Ubiquinol in the body so consider taking CoQ10 or Ubiquinol supplements if you take cholesterol lowering medication.

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