Health information and health tips about Philippine herbal medicine and medicinal plants like sambong, ginger, oregano, lagundi and other herbal medicines that can be found in the Philippines. I've also included some alternative medicine and home remedies.
Monday, July 06, 2009
Health Benefits of Red Rice
The natural bran of this rice is not removed, which gives it high fiber content. It is also rich in vitamin B – thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. Red rice is popular in a diabetic diet because they have high proportion of complex carbohydrates and lower glycemic index than white rice. High fiber and high-carbohydrate foods like red rice have been shown to improve blood lipids, blood glucose and glycated hemoglobin (Hemoglobin A1C), a longer-term measure of blood sugar control.