You Are What You Eat

16 02 2011

“I like food. I like eating. And I don’t want to deprive myself of good food.” –Sarah Michelle Gellar

As an athlete, we must not only give focus on training, sleep, rest but also, in our nutrition.

This Week’s Food Feature: Brown Rice

Since 2 weeks ago, I already included brown rice in my daily diet and found the  details below to be true.

Brown rice is rich in nutrients such as fiber, magnesium, selenium, vitamin B1, B3 and B6.

Important facts on the health benefits of brown rice:

1. A Healthy Heart

The fiber and magnesium found in brown rice reduce the risk of heart disease because they decrease blood pressure and blood coagulation. The essential oils present in the bran also decrease cholesterol, thus resulting in healthy cardiovascular system.

2. A More Controlled Blood Sugar Level

Fiber and magnesium  can help in regulating blood sugar levels, making it ideal for diabetics.

3. Increased Energy

One cup of brown rice provides us with 88% of our daily intake of manganese which helps produce energy from protein and carbohydrates while the Vitamin B Complex present helps fuel our body by converting blood sugar into energy.

4. Protection against Cancer

Being a good source of selenium and fiber, it can help protect you against colon cancer.

5. Faster And Healthier Digestion

Magnesium is very helpful in providing relief from constipation. Its large dose  of fiber also prevent gallstones by speeding up how long food remains in our colon and preventing increased secretion.

-Information taken from the leaflet of Dona Maria Miponica Brown Rice

That’s it for today.

See you at the road my friend.

God loves you.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:  “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” -Cesar Chavez

 

 


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