In the Brownness…that is rice…

09 Mar

My my my, cutting it close with my blog entry because, and my other Health Kwest counterparts will hate me for saying this, it was 73 degrees with not a cloud in the sky all day and we decided to live outside all day in said 73 degree sunny weather… So today I am to blog about the benefits of brown rice available as one of the quality starches at Genghis Grill. Most of us know that brown rice is a healthier choice than white rice and CERTAINLY over fried rice; but much like the other blogs I have done during Health Kwest, WHY? A little trip to google with the search of “Health Benefits of Brown Rice” skipping over Wikipedia, I give you a bunch of reasons why Brown Rice is the healthy choice. Some of them are, after realizing it, the obvious ones like Brown Rice is considered “Whole Grain” which helps prevent arterial plaque. It’s high in fiber which can help prevent colon cancer. IT’S RICH IN ANTI-OXIDANTS; there is that anti-oxidant thing again…instead of me explain the anti-oxidants again, go back and read my blog “Green Tea, More than just a drink…” Brown rice also is rich in Slelnium which can help prevent cancer, heart disease, and arthritis. Manganese helps out our nervous and reproductive systems, and you guessed it…brown rice contains healthy amounts of that too. This my come as a surprise to you, but it also PROMOTES WEIGHT LOSS. BOOM! Why? Well according to our friends at the Veg Kitchen, “The fiber content of brown rice keeps bowel function at it’s peak since it makes digestion that much easier. Brown rice is the perfect addition to the daily diet for those seeking bowel regularity. In addition, brown rice also makes the tummy feel full which translates to smaller meal portions” This was a really good social challenge for me too. I regularly select Brown Rice when I go to Genghis Grill to make my bowl, and the guys at the grill are like Yo Moose, what starch ya want today? Brown Rice always seemed like the way to go and now I know why. Heart Healthy Bowl Just a little formal update as well, it’s day 28 of Health Kwest! I’m feeling good and ready to hit this second half of competition. I have not done any weigh in’s recently, but the “OFFIFICAL” halfway weight in is this Thursday. I’ll update again soon! Thanks for all the support. Don’t forget to comment on this blog, and follow be on Facebook ( on Twitter (@BigMooseRadio) and on Instagram (@BigMooseRadio) for more updates in the 2015 Health Kwest.

1 Comment

Posted by on March 9, 2015 in 2015 Health Kwest


One response to “In the Brownness…that is rice…

  1. Paula Kiger (Big Green Pen)

    March 12, 2015 at 4:04 am

    Brown rice is definitely my favorite!!!



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