A 22-year-old female asked:
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is brown rice good for weight loss? or is it better if you eat no rice at all?

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Dr. Greg Hinson
27 years experience Family Medicine
Moderation: You can lose weight eating candy, and gain weight eating vegetables. They key is to choose good, nutrient-rich foods (and brown rice is better in this regard than white rice), eat a good variety, and eat less overall calories.
Answered on Jul 16, 2015
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Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
If you like the: Taste, go ahead. Both have calories, but brown rice generally has a lower glycemic index. There are no magic foods, it's the total of what you eat, minus how much you burn off with exercise. It's 3500 calories to burn off one pound. Good luck.
Answered on Apr 11, 2017
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rice: Rice can be a good source of carbohydrates. It is included on many diet plans. It is good in moderation and would recommend brown rice versus processed white rice.
Answered on Apr 4, 2017
Dr. Lauren Elson
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Balance diet: In terms of calories, there is not a big difference between brown and white rice. Brown rice may not raise blood sugar as much since it has more fiber. It is more nutritous, so it is a better choice. Limit the portion size to maximize weight loss and substitute with veggies.
Answered on Nov 11, 2016
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Good food: Brown rice has 150 cal per cooked cup with no fat and 1 gram of fiber. White rice has 240 cal per cooked cup with 0.1 g of fat and 0.6 g of fiber. Brown rice is a good food to mix with cooked vegetables, is filling, and is eaten world-wide (how many obese asians do you see?).
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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