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Abyssal Echo
May 27th, 2015, 11:34 AM
Carbs get a negative rap because so many Americans are eating the bad ones. Refined carbohydrates in white bread, candy, cookies, sugary cereals, and all sorts of junk food and drinks. In fact research has shown 95 % of grains we eat are are refined. Eating too many foods with these adulterated ingredients won't just make you fat; they'll also raise your risk of heart disease and diabetes. and raise your level of blood fats called triglycerides, putting you on the fast track for a heart attack or stroke.


May 29th, 2015, 08:38 PM
I'm surprised people still aren't over brown rice. While on the surface it appears to be more nutritious than white rice, it is indeed the surface that greatly inhibits the absorption of the nutrients that lie directly below the bran. Hence eating brown rice is generally less efficient and actually turns out to be more taxing in terms of digestion when it comes to this bran layer. Additionally, maintenance of the full bran can be a problem when it comes to 'organic' brown rice, due to the fact that ostensibly organic rice is usually grown with manure for fertilizer; typically a good and efficient fertilizer, but in the case of rice detrimental because the antibiotics and other medicines that pass through the systems of the host animals can actually adsorb onto the bran surface of the rice.

These two factors combined, whereas brown rice and white rice are both not optimal healthwise, actually averaging the two is best. There does exist so-called half-milled rice, or germ rice, which, as the name implies, is half-milled to only get rid of the bran but maintain the nutritious germ.