Overview

Brown rice is "unpolished" white rice. Brown rice retains unsaturated fatty acids, protein, minerals, vitamins, and starch that are usually removed during the polishing of white rice. Brown rice is eaten as food and taken as medicine.

Brown rice is used for diabetes, prediabetes, a grouping of symptoms that increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke (metabolic syndrome), diarrhea, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

It is not known how brown rice might work for medical conditions. Developing research suggests brown rice might help to lower levels of blood sugar in people with diabetes. There is also some evidence that it might keep some kinds of cancer cells from multiplying.

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