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A 38-year-old member asked:

is it dangerous if you are addicted to eating raw rice?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Raw rice: Raw rice contains the bacteria Bacillus Cereus which produces a toxin called Cereulide which can lead to nausea & vomiting. Thiscan also result from the natural insecticide in raw rice called Lectin which in the long run can affect your intestinal health. Also, uncooked rice isharder to digest due to the cellulose coating. Also check for Iron & Zinc deficiencies which could attribute to Pica.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is rice good or bad for you?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Neither: Have you heatd the expression: "everything in moderation?" rice has alot of starch, which is not good especially if you don't try to eat it in moderation. That means a little is okay but alot is not. They say to avoid eating too much of the white foods, like: bread, pasta, potatos and rice. Less is more and better when it concerns starchy foods. Finally, brown rice is better for you than white is.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can i eat raw rice washed?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
yes but why?: Raw rice contains the same amount of calories and nutrition as do the equivalent quantity of cooked rice. Raw rice lacks the flavor and texture and you should increase fluid intake to hydrate the rice if this is your preferred way to eat rice. I wonder why you would try it this way however?
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A 22-year-old female asked:

Does brown rice make you fat?

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Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 11 years experience
Possibly: If you eat enough of almost anything it will make you overweight.
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A 31-year-old male asked:

Is asian black rice vinegar healthy?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
There are no: scientific randomized controlled study data to support the claims made by many herbal medicine pundits, let alone 2000 years of Chinese medicine wisdom. However, there are supposed to be benefits to black rice and its fermented derivative vinegar, including cardiovascular "cleansing" effects, antioxidant effects, and immune boosting vitamins.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

Is there any advantage of eating rice?

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Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Over what?: One can only have an advantage over something else. Eating rice is better than eating sugar!

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