In the West, people mistakenly throw white rice in with other highly processed white foods like bread. They claim that it too has as equally unhealthy properties as these others.
But this is not the case at all. White rice is still basically the same on the inside as brown rice is. It has just had minor adjustments, such as the outer brown fibrous husk being removed and then the grain being polished into a shiny or dull white grain.
The Chinese character for energy “Qi”, is made up of symbols for rice (food) and air. Rice simply provides great energy for the entire body, mind and spirit. It is a huge part of most Asian diets. With some people consuming it as much as four times a day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and then also even as snacks and sweets in-between. You can mix rice with most meals. You can turn it into healthy porridges and soups. It is a wonderful base food.
Now you are probably wondering why I keep mentioning white rice instead of brown rice, which in the West they keep saying is healthier for you ...
After most people, particularly those with weak digestive systems, eat brown rice, they often end up feeling bloated, tired and gassy. This is because the fibre cannot be digested.
The body continually tries to break it down, but then quite often runs out of energy, leaving the remains to sit in and obstruct your intestines. It ferments and turns turbid making you feel lethargic and unwell.
On top of that, if you have had vegetables with your brown rice, there is no power to digest them, which means they will sit not properly digested in your intestines and you will be deprived of their nutrients too.
However, with white rice we see a completely different picture...
It starts to break down easily, releasing its energy as it does so. This energy helps to power up the intestines and digestion, giving them more ability to digest all the vegetables that accompanied the white rice.
Vegetables have a far greater amount of nutrients than white or brown rice. So anything that aids their digestion, in this case the white rice, is very valuable. Overall the combination of the white rice and vegetables, when put through the process of human digestion, will end up giving your body more energy and much more nutrients, than the combination of brown rice and vegetables would do.
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