CONSUME BROWN FOR A HEALTHY YOU

We all are very much familiar with the brown trend of weight loss. It is nothing but consuming brown edibles. They are said to be more nutritious and healthy than the other colourful edibles. Read on to know the health benefits of some brown edibles:

CONSUME BROWN FOR A HEALTHY YOU

BROWN RICE: Brown rice is better for you than white — most of us know that! We always choose white rice over brown as it looks better and tastes better. Brown rice on the other hand is not polished and is “whole” with all the nutrients and health benefits compiled in it. Before white rice went through the refining process, it at one time looked exactly like brown rice.

Brown rice, unlike white rice, still has the side hull and bran, which renders quicker cooking times and makes it easier to digest as it’s much “lighter” in the in the stomach. The side hulls and brans provide “natural wholeness” to the grain and are rich in proteins, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and potassium. For those trying to lose weight or those suffering from diabetes, brown rice can prove a healthful staple given its low glycemic rating which helps reduce insulin spikes.

BROWN EGGS: I would like to tell you all a fact: brown eggs are produced by brown hens and white eggs are produced by white hens, its simple as that; white eggs are no different than brown eggs!

But then why is it listed in brown healthy edibles list? Well, brown eggs are bigger in size than white eggs. Brown eggs contain the same nutrients as that of white eggs but they are double in quantity than white ones. They keep you full for longer and helps you control your appetite.

BROWN SUGAR: Brown sugar is a very popular type of sugar that is regarded around the world because of if health benefits and different properties than regular crystalized white sugar. Brown sugar is made by allowing some of the sugary molasses to remain in its structure, thus enriching leaving final product in a more natural state that is not enriched with industrial additives such as sulphur dioxide, phosphoric acid, calcium hydroxide, and activated carbon. Brown sugar contains nutrients whereas white sugar contains none!

BROWN BREAD: Brown bread is nothing but whole wheat bread. White bread is made using refined grains with no nutrients but brown bread contains all the nutrients obtained from unpolished and unrefined whole wheat. Brown bread has the following benefits- healthy bowels, reduced risk of heart disease, mental health and lower risk of weight gain.

BROWN CHICKPEAS: One cup of cooked chickpeas contains 269 calories, 45 grams of carbohydrate, 15 grams of protein, 13 grams of dietary fiber, 4 grams of fat and 0 grams of cholesterol. A one-cup serving of raw chickpeas provides 50% of daily potassium needs, 2% vitamin A, 21% calcium, 13% vitamin C, 69% iron, 2% sodium, 55% vitamin B-6 and 57% magnesium. Additionally, chickpeas contain vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, choline and selenium (Quite a mouthful :p) Besides being an excellent vegan and gluten-free source of protein and fiber, chickpeas also contain exceptional levels of iron, vitamin B-6 and magnesium.

Consume these brown edibles for the healthy you!

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