Add This One Thing To Rice To Make It Much Healthier

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One cup of medium-grain white rice, the most commonly consumed type of rice, contains 246 calories. When cooked with coconut oil and cooled before eating, the calorie count goes down to an unbelievable 147.  To make this deal even sweeter, resistant starch is a prebiotic, so it really compliments the way probiotic foods work. Prebiotics feed those good bacteria in your digestive system, which improves your entire digestive process while strengthening your immune system.

 

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Here’s how to use this new and improved method of cooking rice:

Boil two cups of water. Once the water is boiling, add one tablespoon of virgin coconut oil. Now stir in one cup of rice (medium grain white rice would be a good choice). Cook for 20 to 30 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed. Allow to cool to room temperature, and then put the rice in the refrigerator for 12 hours. You can use the rice the way it is, or re-heat it. These researchers found that even when the rice was re-heated, it didn’t lose its healthier benefits nor regain any calories.

Although rice will be healthier when you cook it this way, this still doesn’t mean that you can eat as much as you like. It does still contain calories. However, if you love rice, who wouldn’t want to eat one of their favorite foods with half the calories?!

References:

Acs.org

Advances.nutrition.org

Nutritionandmetabolism.com

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