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3 Medical Conditions That Can Be Caused By Eating White Rice

Rice is one of the most loved and consumed foods all over the world. White rice is a carbohydrate-rich food that provides us with the energy we need to go about our daily activities. Despite its health benefits, many health communities view white rice as an unhealthy option. This is because It’s highly processed and missing its hull (the hard protective coating), bran (outer layer) and germ (nutrient-rich core). For this reason, white rice lacks many vitamins and minerals that are present in brown rice. 

There are certain medical conditions white rice can cause when consumed excessively. Some of them include;

1. Diabetes

Research has found that people who eat the most rice (three to four servings a day) are 1.5 times more likely to have diabetes than people who ate the least amount of rice. This is due to its high glycemic index score.

2. May Raise Your Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Studies have shown that those who consume too much white rice face a high risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that may heighten one's risk of health conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. Some of those risk factors include; high blood pressure, high fasting blood sugar, high triglyceride levels, a large waistline, low levels of good cholesterol, etc. 

3. Cancer

Rice grown in certain parts of the world are contaminated with arsenic and a high intake of arsenic is associated with an increased risk of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Also, it is toxic to nerves and may affect brain function.


I hereby enjoin everyone to reduce the amount of white rice consumed daily. 

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