Rice & Risotto

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One of the health benefits of rice is GABA (gamma amino butyric acid). It is an amino acid found in common everyday health foods, such as peaches, green snap beans, and rice. GABA provides a number of health benefits: Lowers anxiety, increases the sleep cycle giving deeper rest, lowers blood pressure, and improves other cardiovascular functions.

Rice is low in fat, salt and has no cholesterol:

Being low in fat, rice is suitable to include in a diet for those watching their weight. Rice is also cholesterol free, therefore being an excellent food to include in a cholesterol lowering diet. Brown rice contains a small amount of rice bran oil.

Rice is gluten free:

Some people are unable to tolerate the proteins found in wheat, barley, rye, oats. These people choose foods that are gluten free. All rice is gluten free, making rice the essential choice for people with gluten free dietary requirements.

Rice contains no additives or preservatives:

Rice contains no additives or preservatives, making it an excellent inclusion in a healthy and balanced diet. Rice also contains resistant starch, which is the starch that reaches the bowel undigested. This encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria, keeping the bowel healthy.

Risotto:

Italians have been growing rice for a very long time, and have developed many ways to prepare it. The best known is certainly risotto, which is a delicious and delicate alternative to pasta. It’s also much easier to prepare than people think, and is extraordinarily versatile. In short, risotto is perfect in any occasion.

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