Rice is the seed of a swamp grass, and is cultivated worldwide. Whole grain rice options can be brown, purple, black, or red. (White rice is a refined grain.) Though it boasts less fiber than other whole grains, rice is loaded with B vitamins and antioxidants, and research links brown rice's phytonutrients to a lower risk of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Brown rice is arguably the healthiest variety—it undergoes a process that removes only the hull of the kernel, so it retains the…
Always opt for brown rice, and that includes brown aromatic varieties like basmati and jasmine. Get even more exotic with red and black rice, both of which are considered whole grains and are high in antioxidants. Though technically a grass, wild rice is also considered a whole grain and is rich in B vitamins, such as niacin and folate.
What is spelt? Quinoa? Teff? This WHOLE GRAINS CHART will introduce you to some new whole grains. Two that are NOT included here: oats and brown rice! Try a new whole grain rice such as red rice, or brown basmati rice!
Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much�or more�antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. via @SparkPeople