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# Brown rice is hy­poal­ler­genic

It has low al­ler­genic prop­er­ties be­cause it is gluten and lac­tose free. For those who are gluten or lac­tose sen­si­tive, in­clud­ing brown rice in their diet could help to fill the nu­tri­ent gap and re­sult­ing de­fi­cien­cies. One way of do­ing this is to make brown rice milk and have it in­stead of reg­u­lar milk.

# Im­proves heart health

The plant lig­nans that brown rice con­tains in its cell walls are pro­tec­tive against heart dis­ease. It is also rich in magnesium which helps main­tain reg­u­lar heart rhythm as well as se­le­nium, a pow­er­ful an­tiox­i­dant that strength­ens the heart.

# Boosts di­ges­tion

It is a rich source of man­ganese and helps in the for­ma­tion of di­ges­tive en­zymes. Also, its rich fi­bre con­tent helps in the for­ma­tion of bulk which in turn reg­u­lates bowel func­tion and makes di­ges­tion eas­ier.

# Helps in di­a­betes and weight man­age­ment

Brown rice is rich in physics acid and along with fi­bre, polyphe­nols and an­tiox­i­dants, it con­tains com­plex car­bo­hy­drate which makes way for sus­tained re­lease of su­gar thereby reg­u­lat­ing blood su­gar and in­sulin lev­els, pre­vent­ing crav­ings.

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