Eating Healthier – Small Change, Big Benefit
By Sarah Tavakoli
Are you looking to eat better, but have no idea where to start? Making a big change can be overwhelming at times. Often making small, gradual changes ensures your success. This week switch out white rice for whole grain brown rice. It is an easy switch with many benefits.
White rice is whole grain brown rice that has been processed to remove several of the outer layers of the grain. Removing these layers strips white rice of fiber and many nutrients. By simply having the same amount of brown rice as you would white rice, you more than triple your fiber intake. Brown rice also has more manganese, phosphorus, B vitamins, selenium, and iron than white rice.
Keep in mind, brown rice does take longer to cook. If you plan on eating brown rice a few times this week, prepare a large batch early in the week and store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to eat, just reheat and enjoy just as you would your old white rice.
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