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How To Stop The Habit Of Eating Raw Rice
Check for anemia: Raw rice is harder to digest than cooked rice. If one chews and chews to grind the raw rice into a flour slurry, it should digest better. If one has no gurgly tummy symptoms, then the raw rice is not likely causing any problems. One might end up with TMJ pain due to all that chewing. One should also be checked for anemia, which can cause cravings to chew on things. There exist some raw rice myths. ...Read more
I have a habit of eating raw rice. Is dat becomes an affect to me in the future if I continue eating raw rice?
Simply CANNOT be DIGESTED and has no NUTRITIONAL value thus I must ask WHY???? are you eating it?? It's a bit like eating clay...or dirt......
Hope this helps!
BTW I would check this "habit" out with your PCP (Primary Care Provider).. ...Read more
Rice gains weight.: Rice are carbohydrates. If you eat them and don't burn them through physical activity, they are stored as fat. You gain weight. If you exercise and eat a well balanced diet, there should be no significant weight gain. Not cooking it, does not save you from gaining the weight, acids in the stomach break through the rice so the body can absorb it's calories and if fortified, nutrients. ...Read more
Possible deficit: This is a strange dietary habit. Is it a personal preference or do you feel compelled to eat raw rice? This might be a form of Pica, which is often a sign of some kind of nutrient deficiency. You might consider seeking medical care to evaluate for deficiency in iron and other micronutrients. ...Read more
Sir, I have habit of eating raw rice very badly, what are the effects and how can I overcome that??
Pica: Is the medical term for eating unusual things like ice, cornstarch, clay or raw rice compulsively. It is often a sign of iron deficiency anemia. You should be tested for anemia and if found, treated. Usually the compulsion goes away once the anemia is corrected. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I have this bad habit of eating raw rice. I eat it like everytime I enter kitchen...Im worried...How shud I get rid of this habit. Will I have problem?
One idea: Some people like to eat little hard things -- I'm glad in your case it's rice and not clay or paint chips. I got myself iron-deficient from overzealous blood donation and before I knew it, I discovered myself eating ice chips -- just like the textbooks say is a tipoff. Next time you're at your physician's office, a check of your serum iron may be in order. The rice won't hurt you. ...Read more
I have a habit of eating raw rice. I am addicted to that iam scared that I will face some problems in future. Some people told me that white discharge?
A doctor can check: Sometimes, people who have habits such as chewing ice or eating raw rice may be anemic. An annual check-up with one's regular doctor can look for anemia. Here are a couple of fun-to-read webpages about myths regarding birds (they don't explode) and raw rice: http://www. Todayifoundout. Com/index. Php/2012/08/birds-wont-die-if-they-eat-rice/ http://www. Snopes. Com/critters/crusader/birdrice. Asp ...Read more
Hi, I've a habit of eating raw rice. (5years) Recently, I've notice that my skin looks pale & dry esp. My lips. What should I do?
I have a habit of eating raw rice. I am addicted to that. My mom says my haemoglobin level will decrease and I will become anemic if I eat raw rice.?
What kind of rice?:
If you are eating polished rice and do not have sufficient intake of other foods, it could cause nutritional deficiencies worse than anemia.
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Hello doctor I am 26 years and a nursing mother I have a habit of eating raw rice I just wanted to know if this habit will affect my haemoglobin level?
I get hungry every hour and eat a lot but recently a few months back I started eating raw rice. Is it a good thing to do? Should I stop it?
Pica? See doc: Eating every hour may not be entirely unusual at your age but you should still get a check out to find out if you may have diabetes, thyroid problem. Your obsession on raw rice may be a sign of iron deficiency anemia- or pica. There is no harm I can see in eating raw rice, unless that's all you eat, except that you may get pretty bloated if you drink liquid with it especially in large quantity. ...Read more
I like eating raw rice and my body weight is increasing so I want to stop eating it. I tried many times to stop it but I couldn't, pls help me stop it?
I have strange addiction, I can't seem to stop myself from eating raw rice. I don't have any problem with my bowel movement though. What I am trying t?
Pica?: If the rice is from a trusted organic source and well washed, it will be safe - but if not, the toxins on it can be harmful. See a Dr for eval of a possiblr nutrient deficiency underlying this and a specialist behavioral therapist tor Tx if you have other non-food cravings that may be more risky and feel it should stop. Best! ...Read more
I eat raw rice on a regular basis about 1/3 to 1/2 cup a day. I can't seem to stop. Is this serious or are there any health risks?
Iam 19 my habit is that I eat raw rice iam trying to avoid but iam unable to do it so please tell me that it effects me in future in any problem?
I was addicted to eat raw rice for 10 years & just stop for last 4 years. I look pale from head to toe esp. My lips. What should I do for my pale prob?
Hard to say:
I think an exam and some blood work is indicated. My first guess would be an anemia caused by the lack of iron or B12 in a rice diet. Clearly a simple blood evaluation is in order.
Addiction to eating raw rice is quite rare. You are the first case I have heard of. I would want to hear more about that if we had a formal consultation. ...Read more
Not really: 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? ...Read more
Not a good idea: Eating anything that is meant to be cooked raw increases chances of infection as if such agents were present they would not be killed without cooking. Rice absorbs fluid and if you eat too much raw rice you can get stomach discomfort as the rice expands in size when it is submitted to fluid contents of your intestinal area and fluid that you drink. Eating raw rice is a bad idea. ...Read more
Iam 16 years old iam eating raw rice since 1 years. Is raw Rice are harmful for me.? And how to I controlled.?
I'm fond of eating raw rice. Every one says that if we eat more raw rice the mensus will be improper. Is it so and will it cause any problem?
Not likely...: Raw rice is not dangerous and should not have any effect on your menstrual cycle. Eating a large amount, may cause some abdominal pain or distention due to the large amount of water that rice can absorb. Also, raw rice is a food that someone with PICA may crave - you may wish to see your physician to ensure that you are not anemic or deficient in any nutrients that are leading to your habit. ...Read more
I m kavyasudha I m eating raw rice since 4 years is there any problem for me I m 22 years old I m married now (2-8-2012)please solve my problem?
What problem?: Are you concerned that the raw rice made you get married? Or that it's making you older? ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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