Rice is the world’s largest staple food. A majority is consumed as white rice, with the bran and germ portion removed in milling.
Scientists studied 200,000 men and women to observe the connection between rice consumption and the risk of type 2 diabetes. After adjusting for age and lifestyle factors, people who ate five or more servings of white rice per week had 17% higher risk of diabetes. Eating two or more servings of brown rice per week resulted in a decrease of 17%, compared to those who ate less than one serving per month.
PositiveTip: Not ready for all brown rice? Substituting one-third with brown, can still significantly lower your risk of type 2 diabetes!