Wednesday 12 August 2020

'Women should make sprouted brown rice a staple in their diet'

DUBAI, August 25, 2019

Like most places in the world, rice is a staple in Emirati cuisine too. Unfortunately, white rice is often considered unhealthy due to its high carb content and therefore is avoided by the increasing number of health-conscious people in the region.

India Gate offers an alternative for rice which tastes as good and is healthy too. The India Gate Sprouted Brown Rice is specifically cultivated and produced to ensure it is a healthy substitute for regular rice.

Attributing to its high nutritional value, Sprouted Brown Rice has been gaining a lot of importance in the past few years. This variety of Brown Rice has a sweeter flavour and is less chewy in texture as compared to Brown Rice. Owing to its delicious taste, it can be used in many recipes that you would use your white or brown rice for. Sprouted Brown Rice is loaded with a number of healthy nutrients. It is a whole grain that is relatively low in calories as it does not contain any saturated fat. It is high in fibre, gluten-free and a good source of manganese, phosphorus and Vitamin B6.

On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, the experts at India Gate shed light on the top five benefits of this nutrient-dense variant of rice, especially for women. Eating Sprouted Brown Rice is especially beneficial to women as it controls weight, promotes healthy skin, helps reduce menstrual stress and increases stamina and energy.

1. Improves performance and sleep quality
In this day and time, when women are multi-tasking in different roles at work and at home, it is important that they have the required stamina and energy. The Manganese found in Sprouted Brown Rice helps to get the best from proteins and carbohydrates and turns them into essential energy required for the body. Manganese is also an important mineral that helps digest fats which helps you keep fit.

A peaceful, good night’s sleep is the best prescription for a productive and energetic day, but is exactly what most women are deprived of. A major concern is that sleep disorders are on the rise, especially in women in the UAE. This could be due to a number of reasons like lifestyle, stress, etc. Sprouted Brown Rice includes certain minerals, vitamins, and active compounds that can help stimulate liver function and detoxify the body. It is also nutritionally enriched with Gamma amino-butyric acid which impacts neurotransmitter activity and boosts mood, eliminating depression and anxiety symptoms caused by an imbalance in stress hormone levels; and aids in sleep quality and quantity.

2. Helps with menstrual stress and symptoms
The magnesium content in sprouted brown rice has numerous benefits. It helps in preventing muscle cramps and PMS symptoms as well as reducing headaches, easy digestion and also contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

3. Controls blood pressure and diabetes
The sprouted brown rice is also best suited for people with diabetes as it is a low glycemic food that reduces insulin surges and helps stabilise blood sugar levels. It’s an excellent source of Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA), whose health benefits include obesity prevention, stress reduction, and helps lower blood pressure among others.

4. Brain Food - increases brain activity
As it has more protein content, sprouted brown rice helps aid in growth and development, as well as increases brain activity thus helping with memory loss and balances the nervous system.

5. Promotes skin complexion
Your skin is a mirror to what you eat. If you’re looking for a flawless, radiant complexion, eating sprouted brown rice will help you achieve it. The essential nutrients in it are extremely beneficial to the skin. It is rich in fibre, which helps in doing away with existing spots, blemishes and inflammation on your skin. In fact, the protein found in sprouted brown rice works wonderfully as an exfoliator. It promotes new cell growth and stimulates blood flow in the skin thereby improving the skin complexion. The selenium present in it also repairs damaged skin, maintains skin elasticity - protecting it from wrinkles, and sagging. Sprouted brown rice contains a variety of astringent and cooling properties along with antioxidants, vitamins, and magnesium, which protects the skin from blemishes and acne breakouts. - TradeArabia News Service


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