It is a versatile food.
It can be a meal on its own or combined with other foods to add nutrition and flavor.
It is a low-cost, affordable way to feed an entire family.
It is easy and quick to cook for families on the go.

Rice is high in complex carbohydrates, the main source of energy, contains almost no fat, is cholesterol free, and is low in sodium (unless you add salt to the cooking water). Rice is gluten free and easily digestible making it a good choice for infants and people with wheat allergies or digestive problems. Rice is a fair source of protein containing all eight essential amino acids. It is low in the amino acid lysine, which is found in beans making the classic combination of rice and beans, popularly known as complimentary proteins, a particularly healthful dish.

MISC:
Development of hypertension or high blood pressure depends on many factors. Ornbaun rice can be part of a low sodium, low salt diet that might reduce the risk of hypertension or high blood pressure.

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While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease.

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