The topic on rice

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 20, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Why is white rice accepted in the Perfect Health Diet and for some who follow the paleo diet? and what about brown rice that is fermented?



on July 20, 2013
at 05:56 AM

rice is benign. accelerated fermentation reduces phytic acid by 96%.


on July 20, 2013
at 01:41 AM

Some say that brown rice has more anti-nutrients, and I am not sure how the fermentation would correct that. Do an N=1 experiment, see how you feel.

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on July 20, 2013
at 01:42 AM

Well basically it is not paleo because it is a grain, but many people choose to eat it. Really what most people suggest around here, and I agree, is that if you are able to eat it and have no negative side effects, go ahead. I personally am fairly strict paleo but when I did do rice it was only once every two weeks or so. I don't do it at all now because I am very low carb.

I could go in depth about this, but most info on rice has been covered many times before. Just search, or here is also a good thread:



on July 20, 2013
at 12:32 PM

I don't have an in principle problem with eating soaked and or fermented brown rice, but it seems like a pain in the arse to me and not worth the effort when I can eat white rice. When I used to have (unslaked) brown rice, I enjoyed the nutty flavour. The carbs/lack of nutrient density of rice aren't problematic for me and I have basmati sometimes these days - if you look around the site here as Julius suggests I daresay you will read of some people who don't find 'the carbs' problematic, in context, and the view that rice is quite free of harmful components. However there have been links made between particular proteins(?) in rice (brown and white alike) and disease, alas I can't recall or find the details at present...

You might get some b vitamins to flourish when fermenting and that could be beneficial. http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com.au/2009/04/new-way-to-soak-brown-rice.html


on July 20, 2013
at 08:29 AM

rice = carbs, not many nutrients, nothing bad in it compared to wheat and soy for example.

so for this reason, people allow it in their diets.

if you downvote, tell why please.

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