Break the habit of eating rice if you want to lose weight!
This is the advice you will often hear if you are trying to lose weight. Rice is thought of as a high carb, high glycemic index (GI) food that will lead to easy weight gain or at least prevent you from losing it. You will see people typically choosing Chappati over rice. So is rice really that bad when it comes to losing weight? Let’s dig up some facts to find out. We all know GI defines how quickly a carb gets broken down in the gut into component sugars and gets absorbed into the blood stream. This directly correlates to how quickly Insulin is released into the blood stream in order to store the excess blood glucose from that carb. So the higher the GI value of a given food the more the likelihood of it converting to stored fat.
In determining how quickly food will spike your blood glucose, you have to not only consider the food you are eating but also its method of preparation. For example boiled rice has a higher…