Is rice a healthy food for weight loss?


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Brown and whole-grain rice varieties are a healthy source of beneficial nutrients that can be included in a weight-loss meal plan that also includes lean proteins, fruits and vegetables. Long- and short-grain brown and brown Basmati rice varieties are rich in Vitamin B6, magnesium, selenium, iron, thiamin and niacin.

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Brown and whole-grain rice varieties contain the "good" carbohydrates that help boost weight loss by providing natural, soluble fiber and a wealth of antioxidants. These kinds of rice provide natural energy without a "sugar crash," while helping to lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular function. Most refined white rice varieties are not recommended for weight loss because most of their nutritional value is eliminated during processing.

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