The role of rice in good nutrition

Many women are unhappy with their parameters and seek to get rid of extra pounds. As you know, this requires two components: sport and proper nutrition. Regular exercise, a healthy lifestyle, and eating foods that help you lose weight guarantee effective weight loss. Among these products include cereals. 

Proper nutrition: the role of cereals in losing weight

Proper nutrition, unlike many diets, does not harm health, does not increase the risk of developing chronic diseases, and also does not cause malfunctions in the internal organs and systems of a person. Its integral part is a group of products such as cereals.

They have been known to mankind for many millennia. Numerous modern studies confirm the undoubted benefit of cereals for human health.

In addition, it should be noted that they are universal food. Depending on taste preferences, cereals can successfully act both as main dishes and side dishes, and as a dessert. And their skillful addition of various sauces, spices and herbs can diversify any diet and will not leave indifferent even the most demanding gourmets.

Cereals are a traditional food for many cultures and their consumption usually does not create an unnecessary burden for the body (unlike fast food and other junk food). They perfectly saturate and give an excellent charge of energy, therefore, nutritionists unanimously recommend as part of a healthy diet.

These foods are also successfully used to reduce weight. After all, despite the apparent simplicity, the composition of cereals includes many nutrients. They are a valuable source of many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, as well as fiber, which will help fight subcutaneous fat deposits. To ensure the persistent effect of losing weight, it is necessary to alternate the use of a variety of cereals, without giving preference to only one of them. After all, each of them has a unique composition and its own set of nutrients necessary for a person.

Advantages and disadvantages of eating rice

One of the most common crops is rice. Today, in addition to white (traditional for our cuisine) rice, you can also find red, brown, black, brown and wild.

However, it is white rice that is the most frequent guest on the tables of our compatriots. There are many reasons for its regular inclusion in food: it is easy to prepare, looks spectacular in any dish, has good taste characteristics and a rich set of useful nutrients. Distinguish between round, long-grain and mid-grain varieties of white rice, differing in the structure of grains.

However, it should be noted that long-term processing and grinding still deprives white rice of many useful qualities. Therefore, as additional components of proper nutrition, nutritionists also recommend choosing brown and other (less processed) varieties.

The undoubted advantages of eating white rice include its rich composition. It includes slow carbohydrates that supply muscle tissue with the necessary energy. As well as B vitamins , which strengthen the immune, nervous and musculoskeletal systems.  

It contains amino acids that accelerate tissue regeneration. There are many valuable minerals in rice, such as potassium, zinc, selenium. This cereal lacks gluten and practically no salt, but it contains a lot of fiber, dietary fiber and starch. It should also be noted and low calorie boiled rice (only 140 calories), which makes it indispensable for proper nutrition.

Regular consumption of white rice serves as a prophylaxis for many diseases, both the gastrointestinal tract and heart and kidney diseases. This product has the ability to envelop the walls of the stomach, which allows you to fight with ulcerative and pre-ulcerated conditions. Rice also helps with joint disease, salt deposition and swelling. It helps to normalize blood pressure and improve kidney function. Therefore, a healthy diet can not do without this unique product.

However, even this cereal has some contraindications. So, it is not recommended to use rice for stool delays, severe obesity, as well as for pain and pain in the abdomen (until the cause of their appearance is clarified).

Healthy Food: Rice Recipes

Many women, wanting to lose weight, severely limit their diet. Due to its rather high calorie content, white rice is often prohibited. However, its reasonable use will not only diversify the diet, but also help saturate the body with many useful substances.

Below are a few rice-based diet recipes that can take a short time to cook, but will significantly facilitate proper nutrition.

Rice porrige

To prepare this diet dish, pour 200 g of brown rice into 800 ml of hot water in a refractory bowl. Bring to a boil and place in the oven (preheated to 180 ℃). After 40 minutes, add seasonings (salt, pepper, bay leaf, paprika). Simmer for another 5-7 minutes.

Salad with Rice and Vegetables

Nutritionists recommend expanding a healthy diet with an increase in the menu of dishes consisting of cereals and vegetables. An example is this recipe. To prepare it, you need to prepare 2 cups of rice (boil in salted water until tender and rinse). Grind 1 medium onion, celery stalk, dill bunch, 1 hard-boiled egg. Mix them with rice and 1 cup green peas. For dressing, mix the juice of half a lemon, 1 tbsp. l olive oil and salt to taste. Pour the salad laid out on a slide and serve. 

Rice cutlets

To prepare this diet dish, you need to boil and rinse 1.5 cups of white rice. Add to it 150 g of grated hard cheese, 1 beaten egg, seasonings (salt, pepper). Form cutlets, roll in breadcrumbs (or beaten egg) and fry on both sides. Serve with vegetables.

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