I’m sure that most of you think that brown rice is far healthier than white rice. Why? Because you’ve been told that brown rice is less refined than white rice and white rice makes you fat. Have you even wondered why Asian countries have eaten white rice for thousands of years, not brown?
This is why brown rice is not a health food for these reasons and why you should not eat brown rice:
Loaded with Arsenic
Did you know that rice has higher levels of inorganic arsenic than other foods? This is because as rice plants grow, the plant and grain tend to absorb arsenic more readily than other food crops.
Brown rice is loaded with arsenic and should be completely avoided. That’s because the arsenic concentrates in the husk and the bran, which are mostly polished off during white-rice processing.
Most brown rice contains at least 50% more arsenic than the safe limit per serving. Arsenic is an element that is extremely toxic to human health. Long-term exposure to arsenic can cause cancer in the skin, lungs, bladder and kidney. But even low-level chronic exposure to arsenic can lead to a wide variety of health problems, including chronic fatigue, reproductive problems, reduced IQ and other neurological problems, and various cancers
Harder to digest
Though brown rice contains more vitamins and minerals, you need to remember that it is loaded with phytates, meaning these vitamins and minerals are not being absorbed. Additionally, the bran and germ in brown rice are still intact. This makes brown rice much harder to digest and can easily irritate the digestive tract.
Brown rice is loaded phytates and lectins, which bind to vitamins and minerals like zinc, copper, iron, magnesium, niacin and calcium, preventing them from being absorbed. Phytic acid can also inhibit the enzymes pepsin and amylase, used to break down protein and sugar respectively.