White Rice vs. Brown Rice

White Rice vs. Brown Rice


Rice is a classic food, but white rice and brown rice have different benefits. Both are great sources of carbs, but white rice causes more of an insulin spike due to its very low fiber and fat content. Brown rice also increases insulin release, but the fiber and fat help reduce this. Therefore, at times of the day when you are not active, the carbs from brown rice are much less likely to go to body fat storage than those from white rice. Brown rice is a better option at most times of the day because the carbs it contains are less likely to be stored as body fat compared to those found in white rice.

8 oz. cooked white rice:

  • 205 calories
  • 4 grams protein
  • 45 grams carbs
  • 0 grams fat
  • -1 grams fiber

8 oz. cooked brown rice:

  • 218 calories
  • 5 grams protein
  • 46 grams carbs
  • 2 grams fat
  • 5 grams fiber

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