Long grain brown rice provides a multitude of health benefits not found in white rice, which is stripped of much of its nutrients in the milling process. Brown rice is a high fiber food, providing 14% of our recommended daily intake in one cup. In addition, brown rice offers 88% of our daily intake of manganese, a mineral which helps produce energy from proteins and carbohydrates that contributes to a healthy nervous system, amongst other benefits. Brown rice also provides 27% of our daily intake of Selenium, a mineral which aids in the prevention of cancer, heart disease, asthma, and arthritis. Studies have shown that women who consume whole grains are about half as likely to gain weight than women eating refined grains.
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