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Five reasons to eat brown rice.

1 IT contains immune-boosting vitamin E which is very important around this time with the cold season approaching.

2 BROWN rice is packed with fibre - white rice has had the outer layers of the grain, which contain much of the fibre, removed during processing.

With brown rice, more of the grain is intact. Studies show that people who have high-fibre diets tend to have a lower risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and bowel cancer.

3 IT contains anthocyanins - and it's these that give rice its colour along with blueberries and other dark fruit and veg. Anthocyanins are disease-fighting chemicals.

They combat the effect of other chemicals that increase the risk of heart disease and cancer.

4 IT'LL fill you up - brown rice has a low GI (glycaemic index) which means it releases energy slowly into the blood, preventing cravings and leaving you full for longer.

You're then less likely to be tempted by chocolate bars and crisps.

5 BROWN rice is packed with iron for healthy blood and energy.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 30, 2015
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