Try Doing This 1 Thing to Your RICE…Here’s How It Can Heal Your Body
If you are a rice lover, listen to this short video to the end, because I’m going to show you how you can eat your rice and prevent you from putting on those pounds, or eat your rice and prevent your body from becoming insulin resistant or even developing other types of emissions from too much carbohydrates.
Now, we know that rice, when we eat it, it gets converted into glucose. And glucose knocks at the door of the pancreas. And so the pancreas secretes insulin to get glucose into the cell. So we get energy. If we have too much glucose, it eventually gets stored in the muscles or the liver.
And if we have more glucose than what the body can handle, it then gets converted to fat, and mainly visceral fat around the gut. And that’s not healthy, because that can lead to metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, immune problems.
But hold on, let’s get back to the nitty bitty basics about your rice. Now, most doctors would tell us that white rice is not healthy for us, and I would definitely agree with that. Because white rice is refined or enriched, it does not compare to brown rice or any other natural whole grain.
And we know that too much white rice can cause damage to our body. There’s not a whole lot of fiber with it. What can it do for our intestines, our immune system? Not a whole lot, because we eventually crave more of it, because we’re not really getting the nourishment.
But here’s a trick science already taught us that that white rice, that starchy rice, if you put it in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours, even up to 24 hours, and it goes through a chemical process where it eventually turns into a resistant starch. And that resistant starch means that the enzymes in our body will not digest it.
So when we eat it, it does not get assimilated into the small intestine, the majority of it, and it makes its way into the colon. But that resistant starch acts similar, like a soluble fiber, it will start feeding the microbiome, the good bacteria in your gut.
Those probiotics are going to start eating up that resistant starch. And that friendly bacteria increases a production of what we call short chain fatty acids, such as butyrate. And butyrate is known to protect the inside lining of the cells of the colon, which can prevent colon cancer, which is the fourth ranked cancer of our body.
And this resistant starch also helps with weight loss, as will also benefit your cardiovascular health, as it improves blood sugar management, as well as makes you more insulin sensitive as well as helping your digestive health, particularly when it comes to colitis, IBs, Crohn’s disease, constipation, or even diarrhea. And you’re probably thinking, wow, a starchy white rice.
How can this be so healthy for us when it’s not healthy at all? Because as it goes through this chemical process, that resistant starch does all these wonderful things for our probiotics in the gut, that eventually those short chain fatty acids that butyrate as well as other ones eventually make its way into the bloodstream, affecting all different organs, reducing inflammation and keeping your body so much healthier.
But the bottom line is, do not overeat. You must have a well balanced diet and don’t think that you can have all the rice in the world. You must be smart because it is your health and it is your future.
And remember, when you take out your rice, your white rice or regular rice, and when you heat it up again, that becomes more of a resistant starch, helping your gut even more.
I hope you found this video interesting. Please share it with your friends and family. Leave your comments below. And most important, make it a great day. Be I’m Dr. Alan Mandel.