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Diabetes: The rice you eat is worse than sugary drinks

Diabetes: The rice you eat is worse than sugary drinks

Why You Need to Skip the Rice to Stop Diabetes

Rice is a staple food in many countries, especially in Asia and parts of Middle East. This whole grain is never out of the picture in the everyday meals and eating without it can be unsatisfactory for many. Rice is heavy and can make a person feel full with just a single serving. However, this staple food is now being studied further especially in relation to diabetes.

One of the world’s deadliest illnesses today is diabetes, and it can affect any race, gender and even age. This disease have no known cure and can only be controlled through medical and food maintenance. Some people go about their days, undiagnosed and unaware that they already have diabetes. It is especially alarming since the number of diabetes cases and death tolls increase day by day.

People are aware that eating foods that contain too much sugar or can produce too much sugar can lead to or trigger diabetes. Sodas and other beverages are also linked to diabetes. And for the past few years, rice, particularly white rice, have caught the attention of diabetes researchers.

According to, a study made by Harvard researchers shows significant increase in chances of acquiring diabetes with the consumption of white rice. The study focused on the white rice diet with 352,384 participants coming from China, U.S., Australia and Japan. The study results suggest that chances of having Type 2 diabetes increase by 10% with diets including white rice. There are some debates over this, however, since white rice has always been part of Asian meals and diabetes is risk is low on Asian countries.

What Makes White Rice Unhealthy?

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