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Q I ex­pe­ri­ence a sense of bloat­ing fre­quently. Also, al­though I have been try­ing for sev­eral months to lose weight, I find that it has not dropped at all. I eat brown rice for lunch and din­ner. Do you think this could be a rea­son for bloat­ing?

AIf you feel bloated con­stantly, you should not be eat­ing brown rice; white rice is a bet­ter op­tion.

Al­though white rice is a grain and grains gen­er­ally tend to leave peo­ple with a bloated feel­ing, white rice does not be­have like a grain.

It is low in anti nu­tri­ents and su­gar starches. Since in the case of white rice the outer layer is ab­sent, it does not ir­ri­tate or in­flame the gut. Brown rice has more anti nu­tri­ents, and will ac­tu­ally lead to bloat­ing and other prob­lems as­so­ci­ated with gut in­flam­ma­tion.

While brown rice suits cer­tain body types, it does not agree with those who have an inflamed gut. One thing to keep in mind when you eat white rice is to add some good fats like ghee or but­ter into the prepa­ra­tion to make sure that your su­gar level does not shoot up when you con­sume it.

RASHI CHOWDHARY is a nu­tri­tion­ist, di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tor and creator of The Protein Bake Shop

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