Red Rice, Chocolate and Black, Which is Healthier?

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia – The benefits and dangers of white rice consumption are still debated by many experts. White rice is claimed to have lost many active compounds as well as wasted vitamins. As a result, when consuming white rice, you feel full and you do not benefit from the rice.


Experts argue that rice from colored rice is claimed to be healthier. Red, brown and black rice are among the uncooked rice. This is a good idea if you also eat your skin and all the vitamins it contains.

“Chocolate rice and red rice are sources of fiber, vitamin B, calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, selenium, and other nutrients. Another thing, red rice also contains antioxidants that can help fight free radicals in the body,” said Gargi Sharma, Weight Loss Specialist is quoted from NDTV.


Sharma indirectly said that, compared to brown rice, red rice contains stronger antioxidants. Red rice gets the color of an antioxidant called anthocyanin. This compound is also found in purple or red fruits. It is believed to help reduce inflammation, allergies, reduce cancer risk and help lose weight.


The manganese content in both varieties of rice will help boost metabolism, while magnesium will help reduce migraines, reduce blood pressure and risk of a heart attack. The calcium and magnesium content also protects bone and teeth, prevents the risk of arthritis, and osteoporosis. Selenium will help protect the body from infection.


Red rice and chocolate have high fiber. This makes the digestive process slower and makes the digestive system stronger. Fiber also helps slow down the processing of carbohydrates into blood sugar. Therefore, these fiber foods also have low glycemic index values.


Experts say these two varieties are also recommended for diabetics and heart patients. It is thought to reduce arterial plaques, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar. According to a recent study, consuming one cup of red rice daily can reduce your risk of diabetes by up to 60 percent.


However, nothing is perfect in this world. Consumption of red rice also has a harmful substance, namely fatty acids. “Fatty acids inhibit the absorption of iron and calcium. This occurs when you consume rice along with calcium or iron-rich foods,” says Sharma.

Black rice

Compared to the other two, black rice tends to be more difficult to obtain. But this rice is definitely different from black beans. The rice balls are shiny and longer and slimmer. The color of this rice will fade slightly and turn purple after cooking.

These red rice varieties have higher nutritional benefits than red rice and brown rice, even when they are combined. This rice variety is rich in fiber and contains antioxidants, phytonutrients, phytochemicals, vitamin E, proteins, iron, and other nutrients. It is believed to be beneficial to the liver, kidneys, and stomach.

This anthocyanin content helps prevent cancer risk. This is a low sugar diet and has a low glycemic index value. This rice is highly recommended for patients with heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

“Black rice spoon contains more antioxidants and anthocyanins. It provides greater health benefits than blueberries. Its low sugar content but more fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants,” said Zhimin Zu, Professor from Louisiana and State University, USA.

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