Is White Rice Better Than Wheat Roti? Here’s What Nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary Suggests

by Shreya Rathod
Is White Rice Better Than Wheat Roti? Here’s What Nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary Suggests

White rice is a comforting food and a staple for almost every Indian. You will find it in every regional cuisine and no meal is complete without a serving of fluffed, steaming rice! However, it has received its fair share of scrutiny. It loses a lot of nutrients and fibre during the hulling and milling process. Additionally, it is not a good choice for a weight-loss diet due to its high starch content. But should we completely cut out white rice from our diets? Here’s what Nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary suggests.

What Nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary Tells About White Rice?


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Nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary shared a post on Instagram that stated the benefits of white rice. According to it, anyone who has medical conditions like OS, endometriosis, IBS, insulin sensitivity, IBS or even SIBO should switch to white rice for a while. She also points out things to keep in mind while switching.

Firstly, to maintain portion management, serve it with adequate vegetables or protein. Secondly, if you have a sensitive gut, use white rice instead of brown rice or wheat roti. Brown rice has a lot of arsenic, which your stomach may not be able to handle. Thirdly, to cook your rice, use the best fat possible, such as ghee, coconut oil, avocado oil, or mustard oil.

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With these suggestions, keep in mind to consume a balanced diet that includes healthy fibre and elements that white rice lacks. White rice’s bland flavour enables it to go well with a variety of foods. Also, remember to keep the amount of white rice in your diet under control.

Benefits That You Didn’t Know

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White rice has a lot of carbs, which are the body’s main source of energy, thus eating it might give you a quick energy boost. White rice is a healthy source of carbs for those who are gluten intolerant because it is gluten-free.

White rice is an excellent food for those with digestive problems because it is simple to digest. If you have a cold, a cough, or another seasonal sickness, it could also be a fantastic idea to eat bland meals.

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Consuming white rice may lower blood pressure, which lowers the chance of getting heart disease, according to research.

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