Comparing Nutrients: White vs Red Rice (amount 1 cup)

  • Fiber contents: White rice contains 0.6 grams compared to 3.5 grams in red rice which cures constipation and has a lower Glycemic Index which is helpful for controlling blood sugar.
  • Calories: red rice contains almost as much calories as white therefore is a great source of energy.
  • Calcium: White rice has zero calcium whereas red rice contains over 60 milligrams. Calcium strengthens our bones and teeth, enhances muscle performance by maintaining regular blood flow to the heart and rejuvenates the body’s sickness recovery process.
  • Iron: Again white rice contains zero iron while red rice has 3.4 milligrams which produce hemoglobin, enhances stress tolerance and removes fatigue.
  • Magnesium: Another zero for white rice while red rice contains 272 milligrams of magnesium which ensures regular nerve activities, strengthens digestion and enhances performance of vitamins B and E.
  • Phosphorus: Zero in white rice. red rice contains 500 milligrams which speeds up hair growth, ensures normal performance of heat and kidneys, maintains balance of acid and alkaline in our bodies.
  • Potassium: White rice contains zero potassium compared to 509 milligrams in red rice which maintains water balance in our bodies. Eases muscle contractions and protects women from hormonal problems.
  • Sodium: red rice contains more sodium than white rice which maintains electrolyte balance in our bodies and enhances performance of the nerves.
  • Zinc: White rice has none, red rice contains 3.8 milligrams which keeps our hair and skin in good health. Speeds up wound recovery and protect us from contagious diseases. Zinc also helps with normal conception and helps with maintaining male potency.
  • Copper: White rice has none but red rice contains a little about 0.5 milligrams which helps convert iron into hemoglobin. Also helps with absorption of vitamin C.
  • Manganese: White rice contains zero manganese while red rice contains about 7.9 milligrams which helps to ensure nutrition of the nerves and the brain. Aside from that manganese helps to digest proteins and fats. Now we leave the decision up to you, which rice would you prefer? -Shaheed Ahmed, Chief Executive, Naturopathy Center
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