The Whole Truth About Whole Grain

The Rice Grain – Naked and Demystified

Allow us to introduce the humble Rice Grain.

Though small, the mighty rice grain is a complex carbohydrate and easily does the heavy nutritional lifting your body needs to stay healthy. It is a seed and is the heart of the rice plant, bearing within it everything necessary to germinate, grow and become another healthy rice plant.

Anatomy of a Whole Grain

A healthy serving of whole grains, such as Minute® Brown Rice, is a half-cup. But, how big is a half-cup? Picture a light bulb… that’s what one serving, or ½ cup looks like.

According to the USDA, you should be getting at least 6 servings of whole grains each day.

So, just how fabulous ARE whole grains?

Studies have shown repeatedly that the benefits of whole grains include:
  • 30 – 60% reduced risk of stroke
  • 20 – 30% reduced risk of diabetes
  • 25 – 28% reduced heart attack risk
  • Improved weight maintenance
Other studies suggest whole grains can also:
  • Reduce asthma risk
  • Reduce high blood pressure risk
  • Reduce acne breakouts

The Whole Grain Council is a rich source of information on the benefits of incorporating whole grains in your daily diet. Visit the site here and tell them Minute Rice sent you!