If you are thinking of losing weight, then most people will tell you to stop eating rice because eating rice leads to weight gain. Many people like to eat rice, but only for fear of gaining weight, exclude rice from their diet, or eat less. Rice is one of the most consumed grains in the world, but is rice responsible for obesity?

White rice is modified or refined. It has high carbohydrate content. It also has a high glycemic index and many minerals including fiber are lost during the refining process. For this reason, when a person eats white rice, the sugar in the body is immediately broken down and released into the blood. This is the main reason why most people consider white rice to be responsible for obesity or weight gain.

Today in this article you will know in detail whether eating rice causes obesity or not -

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  1. Study on eating rice and obesity
  2. Which is better brown rice or white rice?
  3. Healthy things to eat with rice
  4. Keep control of the amount of rice
  5. Takeaway
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A study conducted in 2019 has a different opinion about rice. Researchers from the Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts in Kyoto, Japan, collected and analyzed data from 136 countries. Meanwhile, the researchers found that countries, where people consumed about 150 grams of rice a day, had lower rates of obesity than countries where people consumed less than the global average of about 14 grams of rice eat every day.

The researchers took into account several factors that could influence the study's results, including the average level of education, smoking rates, total calorie consumption, money spent on health, percentage of the population over 65, and per capita GDP. Product rate included. All of these factors were significantly lower in countries whose residents ate the most rice. However, even after accounting for these factors in their analysis, the researchers found that the positive effect of rice on obesity remained.

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However, in this large-scale study, the team of researchers did not investigate what kind of rice is consumed by a large part of the population. For example- whole grain brown rice rich in fiber and nutrients is considered better for weight loss. On the other hand, white rice, which is highly modified, does not contain fiber at all. Therefore, how much fiber a person is consuming also plays an important role in the risk of obesity. In a study conducted on 10,000 adults in Korea, it was revealed that there was a risk of obesity in those who consumed a white rice diet.

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However, according to most health experts and nutritionists, half a cup of cooked rice contains only 120 calories, which is equivalent to a small roti or bread. If you are eating rice with some unhealthy thing, then it can increase your weight. On the other hand, if you eat rice with healthy things like protein-rich pulses and nutrient-rich vegetables, it can help in weight loss.

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Apart from this, portion control is also very important, that is, control should also be kept on how much rice you are eating. Not only rice but if you eat too much of anything, your body will suffer. There are many such states in India itself, be it the states of South India or Eastern India, where white rice is eaten at least once a day. In many countries of Asia including Japan and China, white rice is eaten up to 4 times a day.

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It is clear from this article that eating rice leads to obesity. So, if someone is thinking of losing weight, then he should reduce the amount of rice in his diet. Also, it is important to keep in mind that instead of white rice, brown rice is better for health. Not only this but if you want to eat only white rice, then it is better to eat it in small quantities and with nutritious things.

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