Nutritional Facts; Rounding out a well balanced diet
Food and diet trends come and go but the essentials remain. For thousands of years, rice has been one of the most recognized nutritious grains in the world. Polit Farms rice is a healthful yet great tasting food choice that is an important component in a balanced diet.
Rice is an extremely healthy food for a number of reasons. Rice is a complex carbohydrate, which means that it contains starch and fiber. With high nutrients, rice is a good source of insoluble fiber. Studies show that insoluble fiber protects you from colon cancer, and researchers believe it wards off breast, prostate, and pancreatic cancer as well. Among other nutrients, rice is rich in carbohydrates, the main sources of energy. Complex carbohydrates are digested slowly, allowing the body to utilize the energy released over a longer period which is nutritionally efficient.
Low in fat, one portion of rice has only 170 calories. Those looking to reduce their fat and cholesterol intakes can turn to rice because it only contains a trace of fat and no cholesterol.
Rice also has low sodium content and contains useful quantities of potassium, the B vitamins, thiamin and niacin. An average portion of rice (50g) provides about 11% of the estimated average daily requirement of protein.
Remember: the key to healthy eating is consuming complex carbohydrates with moderate amounts of protein and fat. As a matter of fact, the National Academy of Science recommends, "45-65 percent of calories comes from carbs, with a minimum of 130 grams of carbs daily to produce enough glucose for normal brain function."
There are some concerns that gene altered foods may pose health or environmental hazards. Polit Farms is proud of the fact that we use no genetically modified organisms (gmos) in the production of our rice and rice products and no genetically modified varieties of rice have been found in our rice supply.
It is important to understand that no one diet works for everyone. Check with your doctor to make sure you create a balanced way of eating that enhances both your health and your taste buds!