Brown Rice Nutrition Facts – Is It Good For You?
Rice comes in many shapes and forms. In this article I want to talk about the nutritional attributes of brown rice and whether it is healthy for you.
Most of us don’t eat brown rice. We eat refined white rice which is stripped of many of the nutrients it contains. Brown rice is considered much healthier. The problem is that food companies prefer white rice since it has a longer shelf life so it can be sold for longer periods. However, as far as nutrition is concerned, there is no comparison, brown rice is vastly superior.
Here are some nutrition facts of Brown rice you should know:
1. A cup of brown rice contains 216 calories in total. These calories are made of 45 grams of carbs, 5 grams of protein, and 2.5 grams of fat.
Brown rice also contains 4.5 grams of fiber per cup and very little sugar. As you can see, this is a lean carb.
2. Additional nutrients brown rice contains include magnesium, phosphorous, selenium, manganese, all of which have multiple health benefits.
3. Brown rice is very filling so it’s a great carb to eat when you’re trying to control your appetite and lose weight fast. It can fit in nicely with any diet plan you may be using. You can go for hours without feeling hungry after eating a bowl of this rice.
Brown rice can be cooked in a variety of ways. I like to eat it with beans, boiled carrots or broccoli, and sunflower seeds. You can find a lot of recipes online.
John Davenport is a health and fitness author. He is the administrator of World of Diets and the creator of the Emotional Eating Solution online course which helps people overcome emotional binge eating.
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Cultured Chicken Chutney
Image by Barry Gourmet and Raw Approx: Total Time 10 minutes serves 2 or more people Cultured Chutney Chicken Ingredients of Foods for Steaming: One Palm size skinless Chicken Breast fillet ( Organic Free Range Only) Notation: Conventional poultry today unless stated otherwise is inhumanely raised in confined battery cage egg farms. With the Hens pecking order disrupted , and their bodies synthetically fattened with hormones, antibiotics, and commercial feed makes this questionable practice not only unethical but potentially dangerous for human health in the long term.I know there is a lot of controversy about this subject out there and I am posting this article for people to be aware of how certain industries are producing the foods that we unknowingly consume. Of course this meal can be made with out the chicken for a delicious Vegan Cuisine treat. I wish to add that many of my Recipes are Vegan , and these recipes will effectively promote weight loss . A Vegan diet will Cleanse the organs and mind, and will also help you to be more compassionate with animals and nature. And I have personally experienced all this more than two decades ago,as I was once very fat and obese , and later adopted a Vegan Life style for 3 years then transitioned over to a more Vegetarian Based life style. I will explain the reasons I did this in my later post , but be rest assured that incorporating Vegan-ism into your diet even to reduce the amount of meat that you are eating is a smart move for better health. I would like to make clear that Certain unprocessed Fats like Coconut Oil land Olive Oil , The Omega 3 Fats from seeds, nuts with butters and legumes will all promote weight loss and better health. For Good Fats and Protein Wild Sea food, (Not Farmed) Certain Organic Free Range Grass fed meats are really hard to come by these days. I recommend in moderation eggs of Duck or Chicken with traditional cultured foods in moderation such as Kefir,Yogurt and vegetables with sea weeds to just name a few will all help you to reduce your weight , gain muscle, live longer and enjoy LIFE. The people famous for living the longest life can be found in the Blue Zones of the world and they all are Vegetarian Based diets with non vegetarian fats and proteins used as moderation condiments only. Fiber supports your Liver and animal fat plus starchy processed foods are lacking or non existent for this essential food element. For more information on this please go to www.afa-online.org/veganinfo.html Be warned that the TRUTH will be hard to accept or even disturb some people reading it. But theTruth helped me to lose my excess weight, and also to recover from my past ailments. Condiments on stand by for the Chicken: Japanese fermented Shoyu Sauce or Soy Sauce used for marinating the Chicken Optional condiments for personal taste: Raw Honey, Garlic Powder,Chili Powder,Wasabi Powder, Currie Powder,Lime or Lemon Juice From your refrigerator One cup of GABA cultured Brown Organic Rice. How to make GABA? I wrote a previous article on the subject and would like to give you a recent discovery of mine that will make your life a whole lot easier, it really did for me. I found to my amazement at my local Tesco Lotus grocery store a Thai Rice product labeled Organic Sprouted Thai Brown Rice Gaba. Normally I was using just regular Organic Brown Rice to sprout with , but now I have the cultured rice to use from the get go. This means a lot , as you save one full day , and much less time in the steaming method and the rice is much softer to work with as well. To understand what Gaba is ? it really means Gama Aminobutyric Acid a unique Amino Acid Protein that is produced through germination ( adding water and air oxygen to the brown rice grain) The health benefit otthis method of rice preparation will provide enzymes,increase the bioavailable amino acids,complex sugars ,reduce the starch, and generally provide a power house of Life supporting nutrition to the body. In most cases Rice is boiled even though they may tell you its steamed, but this pre-sprouted rice is easily steamed and delicious and takes no time at all to prepare. Just soak your pre-sprouted rice grains in water over night in a large bowl, then rinse them off repeatedly until the water is clear the following morning. Then spread the grains evenly over the surface of a punch bowl shaped metal colander screen. Next using a non bleached paper towel pat dry the excess water off the grains and loosely cover the colander with a towel to keep the elements away from your precious grains. You should find that later in the afternoon the same day that the grains are tender to the touch and I even ate yes ate raw germinated rice samples this way and it tasted good . Put all your 2nd stage germinated brown rice into a glass mason jar loosely and seal the lid and place into your refrigerator. Can keep nicely for 2 weeks easily. To steam ,just take out what you need , and place the rice into your steam basket for only 2 to 3 minutes with the lid on. Normal rice takes 20 minutes of boiling to soften the grain with 90 percent of the nutrition lost to excessive heat ,where as this simple method of steaming is less than 5 minutes and most of the nutrition is still in-tacked and the taste is savory ,nutty, sweet to the senses. The old way using regular Brown Rice takes 3 days to make ,but my way using already sprouted brown rice from the store takes only one day of your time. Ingredients: Home Made Cultured Raw Chutney Dressing: One large fist size ripe Tomato or 2 to 3 smaller egg size tomatoes will do. Diced One large fist size Beet Root or 2 to 3 smaller egg size beet roots will do. Diced Two peeled Garlic gloves crushed and chopped. This next ingredient may raise a few eye brows but if it works and the taste is good what the heck right ? One cup of raw traditional Korean Kim Chi. ( You can substitute for traditional raw German Sauerkraut as well if you like) One egg size amount of Onion diced. Add a loose hand full of your favorite chopped pun chant tasting green herb, or a combination of them such as Sage,Mint,Basil and Chicory. With all the ingredients on your cutting board then spoon the vegetables into your glass blender and put aside. Note that the left over Chutney Dressing can be placed into a closed glass mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 5 days no problem. You can add this to salads, heated foods for the added taste with live enzymes as the fermented Kimchi is a natural preservative and will help the dressing keep good for a long time. For instance blocks of Cheese in France is aloud to sit and ferment for 6 months to a year before it is served to the public. Ingredients Raw Fusion Garden Salad : On your cutting board one cob of (Organic) sweet raw corn One cucumber One half cup of raw shelled garden Peas One finger size stalk of Fresh Rosemary herb with stalk removed needles left over. One half cup of Sprouted Raw Almonds Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. How to sprout Almonds: Easy ,just add pure water to a jar of almonds ,close the lid and store them in the refrigerator. The next day ,just drain them and let the almonds air dry for a while maybe one or two hours and but them back into a new clean jar with lid secure and return them to the refrigerator.Eat them with in 3 days. You will notice that the almonds have almost doubled in size and they are more nutty flavored almost like chocolate tasting in some cases. Nutritionally superior to the dry brand as the omega 3 fatty acids are dramatically increased with more bio available protein. Method to preparing your GABA Rice & optional Chicken To save time I usually start with the steaming right away as this will take longer to prepare than the raw foods. Place your Chicken Filet into your steam basket with about 2 inches of pure water at the bottom. Then sprinkle your favorite spice of Garlic Powder,Chili Powder,Wasabi Powder, or baste with Lemon or Lime juice. I like to sprinkle with chili Powder only but I have used Curry powder as well and that tastes good too. Add your sprouted organic GABA Rice to the steamer I set my induction cooker to steam for 5 minutes. Turn your Chicken over after 2 and a half minutes and sprinkle again with your favorite spice condiment. Move the rice around turn it over. After this time cut the chicken fillet in half to see that the meat is cooked through or not ? If not continue steaming on till the breast is uniform inside. Then turn of the heat and place the two chicken parts onto your cutting board and slice the meat pinky finger size into little peaces , then place the morsels into a shallow bowl. With your fermented Shoyu Sauce or Soy Sauce marinate the Chicken on all sides and let sit. Next spoon all your steamed Gaba Rice into the bowl of your Raw Fusion Garden Salad. Mix together well. Next add some pure water to your Raw Cultured Chutney in the glass blender and blend adding water until you have chutney with the consistency of chunky apple sauce. Marvel at the purple Red color and taste the chutney with your eyes closed ? I liked it as it is but you can make adjustments to your personal taste with condiments of Garlic Powder ,Honey raw, Lemon or Lime Juice, Chili powder, or Currie Powder. You can definitely taste the bite of the cultured traditional Korean Kimchi or Sauerkraut? Next mix in your Steamed GABA brown rice and marinated Chicken pieces into the raw fusion garden salad bowl well and center the mixture on your serving plate. Then spoon your blended Cultured Chutney around the salad island in a sea of purple red. Add some wedges of Tomato,Lime,Lemon,and savory green herb of your choice. An edible flower like the one in the photo is called the Care Flower of South East Asia and is very popular in Thailand. You can arrange your own edible flower like Pumpkin, Bitter Mellon, Chamomile,and Basil to just name a few, and they add so much color to the meal presentation as well. For the beverage in the photo I made a very simple and delicious Cleansing drink consisting of Pure water with One Table Spoon of Cold pressed organic Apple Cider Vinegar ( Helps you with the production of Hydrochloric Acid in the stomach for good digestion) A tea spoon of Unfiltered raw organic honey A tea spoon of Lemon or Lime Juice Mix together and enjoy About Korean Traditional Kim Chi ? In 1990 I received a call from the Walt Disney Company to take a job overseas to Supervise Cartoon Animation projects in Soul Korea. This was my first real introduction to Koreas national Health Food along with Korean Red and white Ginseng Roots. If by chance you are interested in all the Television shows and Movie Feature Films that I worked on then you can find this information at the Internet Movie Data Base at www.imdb.com/ Type in Animation Production then my name Barry Anderson to see all the Cartoon Animation projects that I worked on through out Hollywood and Asia. Having lived and worked in so many Asian countries such as Korea for 6 years has given me a unique opportunity to explore all the fine cultural cuisines of my host country. Korean style traditional kimchi was used in so many different ways by the Korean people , that I started to adopt this fabulous tasty fermented food into my own Recipes. Health benefits of Korean Kim Chi: The main vegetable ingredients of KimChi is fermented Chinese Cabbage. The pepper powder used for Kimchi helps your stomach to secrete gastric juices which will help digestion. Also the Skorizinin contained from Garlic increases stamina,with ginger increasing appetite and blood flow with in our body. You may be surprised that a healthy adult carries about 6 pounds of intestinal Flora Bacteria up to 500 different strains to help our bodies internally absorb nutrition and to keep the harmful antigen bacteria in check. For centuries people around the world consumed fermented cultured foods to create desired yeast and bacterium organisms such as, Beer,Wine,Cheese,Yogurt,Kefir, Sauerkraut,Kimchi,Vinegar,SourDough Bread,Miso Soup,Soy Sauce,Tempeh,Thai Shrimp Paste,Thai fish sauce and Kompucha Tea to just name a few. Please Note that Cultured foods like Beer and Wine should be in moderation only as the simple sugars will promote weight gain in your body or cause chronic organ failure in excess. Cultured Fermented Health Foods should be consumed as a condiment only and vary them all as much as possible . A variety of different fermented Cultured foods will provide different strains of probiotic cultures to your diet to support your immunity , increase your metabolism for burning off calories ,effective weight loss , and vibrant good health from the inside out. Often I incorporate Korean traditional Kimchi into Salad Dressings, Chutney Toppings, Raw Vegetable soups and for garnishing some of my Recipe presentations for added taste and nutrition support for good health. I never buy my salad dressings in the store .I make all of them home made in my garden kitchen and plan to share them with you soon. I would like to share with you ,some of my signature brand name techniques that I am having fun with in every photo shoot. The location I choose is almost always in my garden as I think the food looks good presented in a Natural setting. I enjoy a more 3-D angle to show foreground , middle ground, and garden background location. Many of my meals are rainbow color in nature with edible or ornamental tropical flowers to further exhibit more color into the photo. Usually I place my straw garden hat on the table or some where partially hidden in the garden view. I usually place a fresh edible Olive Leaf on the napkin as well. ( the olive leaf has a wonderful citrus taste ) All my Gourmet Cuisine Presentations take only 10 minutes or less to prepare for people who have no time to spend in the kitchen. I use very simple kitchen utensils in my minimal Garden Setting. All it takes is a cutting board,Glass Blender, a Mill Grinder,a Steamer,a few odds and ends with a refrigerator and I am set to go thats it. From some one that lost over half his body weight and kept the weight off for more than 2 decades is bent on giving you information for FREE.To help you lose weight once and for all with sound advice because I know from my personal experience in the past how I struggled with my own excess weight . I know today that effective weight loss can be achieved and ,the weight will stay off your body to enjoy for the rest of your life. “Love Your Food” Barry Gourmet & Raw
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