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What are some nutritional facts of white rice?

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3.5 ounces of white rice has 130 calories, one milligram of sodium, 28 grams of carbohydrates and 2.7 grams of protein. White rice is a good source of magnesium and vitamin B6.

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White rice provides carbohydrates for energy and helps to promote muscle growth thanks to its amino acids. It can aid in gastrointestinal health due to its low fiber content and may be used to relieve diarrhea and morning sickness.

White rice gets a bad rap due to its high carbohydrate content, as one cup provides 17 percent of the recommended daily allowance of carbs. However, it is used as a staple all over the world and has plenty of nutrients.

White rice can be stored longer than brown rice, is easy to prepare and retains its nutritional benefits no matter how it is cooked.

White rice is an unhealthy choice for those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Since it high on the glycemic index, it breaks down into sugar in the body very quickly and can lead to a spike in blood sugar. Anyone who eats white rice five or more times per week is an increased risk of developing diabetes. However, as part of a healthy eating plan, white rice can make a nutritional addition to almost any meal.

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