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Trading in your white rice for whole-grain brown rice will not only increase your fiber intake, but it may help you fight cancer too. Recent research reveals that brown rice contains phenols that are not as present in milled white rice, and these brown rice phenols exhibit cancer-fighting characteristics. Both brown rice and rice bran contain the anti-carcinogenic compounds.

Brown rice is also lower glycemic than white rice. Foods with a high glycemic index (GI) increase insulin output more than those with a lower GI. Because high levels of insulin are associated with increased fat storage and suppressed fat burning, it is hypothesized that eating high GI foods can make you fatter than eating lower GI foods. Low GI foods are thought to reduce fat storage because they cause slower release of sugar into the bloodstream and therefore less insulin production.

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