The battle to lose weight is never easy, but now thanks to some new research at least one little change could help it bit a touch easier.
For years, people have been swearing by the healthy benefits of switching to brown rice. Brown rice is less refined and is jam-packed with proteins, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, fibre, and potassium.
Researchers at Tufts University in the US have conducted a study and claim that switching from white to brown rice not only gives you added fibre and the nutrients discussed above but can also speed up your metabolism and speeds up weight loss as much as a 30-minute brisk walk.
Lead researcher Dr Phil Karl told DNA, “Many previous studies have suggested benefits of whole grains and dietary fibre on chronic disease risk.
“This study helps to quantify how whole grains and fibre work to benefit weight management, and lend credibility to previous reported associations between increased whole grains and fibre consumption, lower body weight and better health.”
While co-author of the study, Dr Susan Roberts, said, “We provided all food to ensure that the composition of the diets differed only in grain source.
“The extra calories lost by those who ate whole grains was equivalent of a brisk 30 minutes walk? or enjoying an extra small cookie every day in terms of its impact.”
What do you think? Have you made the switch to brown rice? If you haven’t, will you now?