Food The reason I stopped eating rice and other things white

nomifyle

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Many health communities view white rice as an unhealthy option.

"It’s highly processed and missing its hull (the hard protective coating), bran (outer layer) and germ (nutrient-rich core). Meanwhile, brown rice only has the hull removed.

For this reason, white rice lacks many vitamins and minerals that are present in brown rice.

However, there are some instances where white rice is a better option than brown rice.

This article helps determine whether white rice is healthy or bad for you.. . . "

I don't think its ever healthy but useful in some instances.

I stopped eating anything white years ago, including potatoes, too much starch. The consequences of that and other foods is I have no chronic heath issues and take no medications, I get a check up every 6-8 months at the VA and still no chronic health issues and no meds. I have, all of my adult life, taken a lot of vitamin supplements by the hands full. I'm 73.

I do, however, eat potatoes from time to time but not a regular part of my diet. Although brown rice does have some nutrition it does not keep well long term, best for me is just don't eat any of it. I have quinoa stored, I like it, but I never think about cooking it.

I do struggle with my weight, about 25 over what I should be right now. Eating sweets does not work well for me, its best for me not to eat it at all, or I'd eat the whole box or package, even in one sitting, just aimlessly shoving it in my mouth.

Judy
 

FireDance

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So far I guess no one besides me has an opinion on this.

Judy
Lol! Of course someone does!

Seriously, I love rice of any type. BUT as far as nutritional value? Meh. Especially the white rice. And I, like you don’t appreciate the storage life of brown rice.

Hate white bread.

Love potatoes but they really screw your blood sugar up even if you don’t have issues.

If I were the cook, I’d probably add more green in. Because I like it and would rather have it in general.

But rice? Good heaven. I have ZERO portion control with it. Not sure why. I generally always add cheese to mine so at least there’s something to it. Sigh.

Oh and I’m shipping you the 25 lbs I have had in storage for awhile. Expiration date is great!
 

Mtsilverback

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I personally like the yellow sweet potato. It is a much more complex starch than regular potato and is slower in absorption, thus slows down the sugar release. Brown rice instead of white rice. And keep it in the freezer so it will store a bit longer.
Other than those it would be meat n beans for me.
 

hiwall

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Because I eat gluten-free I use a lot of corn meal so no white and yellow instead.
One of my sons is coming here today so this morning I made a batch of cornbread and then poured a half can of blueberry pie filling on top. I think he will like it if I can keep my wife away long enough so he gets some.
 

nomifyle

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Lol! Of course someone does!

Seriously, I love rice of any type. BUT as far as nutritional value? Meh. Especially the white rice. And I, like you don’t appreciate the storage life of brown rice.

Hate white bread.

Love potatoes but they really screw your blood sugar up even if you don’t have issues.

If I were the cook, I’d probably add more green in. Because I like it and would rather have it in general.

But rice? Good heaven. I have ZERO portion control with it. Not sure why. I generally always add cheese to mine so at least there’s something to it. Sigh.

Oh and I’m shipping you the 25 lbs I have had in storage for awhile. Expiration date is great!
haha, I have at least 300 pounds stored, mostly basmati though. Basmati is not as high on the glycemic index. I prefer sweet potatoes to white potatoes and we actually have both in our garden. DH does not like sweet potatoes unless its in a dish loaded with sugar. I can eat sp plain but I like them slathered in butter. Everything tastes better slathered in butter.

When I moved to the woods 10 years ago I was kind of shocked that people still eat white bread. I seem to remember eating a couple of slices with a hamburger but it may have been years ago, I can't remember. The texture of commerical white bread makes me gag, not homemade is delish, again with butter. But I don't make bread, although I do have a bread machine and some flour stored. I have wheat berries stored to grind to make something bread like with it, probably tortillas.

Judy
 

FireDance

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haha, I have at least 300 pounds stored, mostly basmati though. Basmati is not as high on the glycemic index. I prefer sweet potatoes to white potatoes and we actually have both in our garden. DH does not like sweet potatoes unless its in a dish loaded with sugar. I can eat sp plain but I like them slathered in butter. Everything tastes better slathered in butter.

When I moved to the woods 10 years ago I was kind of shocked that people still eat white bread. I seem to remember eating a couple of slices with a hamburger but it may have been years ago, I can't remember. The texture of commerical white bread makes me gag, not homemade is delish, again with butter. But I don't make bread, although I do have a bread machine and some flour stored. I have wheat berries stored to grind to make something bread like with it, probably tortillas.

Judy
No. It’s not rice I’m sending - it’s the stuff I’m storing on my body. I may send you 50 lbs just so I don’t have to worry with it.
 

Cardinal

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Brown rice is higher in arsenic than white rice is, or so I have read. I no longer eat any of it.
 

SouthernBreeze

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As far as health issues with eating rice, Cary and I have none. It's not eaten by itself, but mixed in with other more nutritious foods. The only way Cary will eat just plain white rice as a side dish is if I make some type of gravy or sauce to pour over it. We like rice.

Potatoes. We eat lots of potatoes. Only white potatoes, though. No sweet potatoes.

Cary has never had to watch his weight. His BMI is always great. He's 5 ft. 11 in. and 180 lbs. I do watch my weight, so I only eat carbs and sweets in moderation. Works for me. At 5 ft. and 125 lbs. I'm pretty much satisfied with my weight right now.
 

FireDance

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As far as health issues with eating rice, Cary and I have none. It's not eaten by itself, but mixed in with other more nutritious foods. The only way Cary will eat just plain white rice as a side dish is if I make some type of gravy or sauce to pour over it. We like rice.

Potatoes. We eat lots of potatoes. Only white potatoes, though. No sweet potatoes.

Cary has never had to watch his weight. His BMI is always great. He's 5 ft. 11 in. and 180 lbs. I do watch my weight, so I only eat carbs and sweets in moderation. Works for me. At 5 ft. and 125 lbs. I'm pretty much satisfied with my weight right now.
Cary is obviously weird. Blast him. See if I were you I would put him on a diet. Just because. He. Should. Suffer. Like. The. Rest. Of. Us.

Triple dog dare you to fix his plate with tablespoon helpings on it tonight. No sweet tea. Nothin’. Of course if you do that you would probably end up with the reverse weight gain curse and he would stay the same.
 

Faroe

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Love rice, both kinds. I think white rice is much easier to digest. It also stores better.
We have a lot of it stored for hard times. Nevertheless, for health reasons, it is essential that both of us eat very low carb.
 

SouthernBreeze

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Cary is obviously weird. Blast him. See if I were you I would put him on a diet. Just because. He. Should. Suffer. Like. The. Rest. Of. Us.

Triple dog dare you to fix his plate with tablespoon helpings on it tonight. No sweet tea. Nothin’. Of course if you do that you would probably end up with the reverse weight gain curse and he would stay the same.
I tell him all the time that it's not fair that he gets to eat all he wants, and I can only have a teaspoon full, LOL. He also gets to eat all the bread he wants! I love bread, too, and can't stand to watch him eat hot, buttered, homemade cornbread. I usually cheat and have a peice of it, myself.
 

FireDance

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I tell him all the time that it's not fair that he gets to eat all he wants, and I can only have a teaspoon full, LOL. He also gets to eat all the bread he wants! I love bread, too, and can't stand to watch him eat hot, buttered, homemade cornbread. I usually cheat and have a peice of it, myself.
See. I love to create crazy havoc so I’d have to start patting his belly and saying things like “aww. You cookin’ something in there?” Move the furniture so it’s difficult to get around. You know, just to mess with him.

Of course, this won’t work since you allow him to read/post here!

And I couldn’t deal with the bread thing either. Arg!
 

SouthernBreeze

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See. I love to create crazy havoc so I’d have to start patting his belly and saying things like “aww. You cookin’ something in there?” Move the furniture so it’s difficult to get around. You know, just to mess with him.

Of course, this won’t work since you allow him to read/post here!

And I couldn’t deal with the bread thing either. Arg!
Nah, he doesn't read a lot of the stuff I post, unless it's in the same thread he's posting in, or he comes across a comment I've made elsewhere. We don't follow each other around.
 

nomifyle

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My DH only likes thin cornbread, so I've made it in woopy pans, problem with that for me was what was left I ate in a glass with milk, first time I've had milk like forever. I never buy milk, but I get the boxed shelf stable stuff in commodities. Its great to have around to use for cooking, although I don't cook much that calls for milk, so after the rim gets mold on it I throw it out.

Judy
 

FireDance

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Nah, he doesn't read a lot of the stuff I post, unless it's in the same thread he's posting in, or he comes across a comment I've made elsewhere. We don't follow each other around.
Says in best Hannibal Lecter voice “oh goody, goody!”

I “grew up” working with a bunch of engineers and blame them fully for this “trait” I have. Sadly, the last “escapade” at work was after I “stole” one of those Taco Bell dogs off a guys desk and held it for ransom. HR did not have a sense of humor.

So now I have been reduced to pulling these types of things mostly from home.

Every blue moon I do something tacky at work, but it has to be quick and not involve sending ransom notes off of other computer systems for weeks. You know “pay up or we will send you a paw”. I really still don’t understand how one could be so attached to a stuffed dog at 30-something. Guy claimed the notes were scary to him. OK??? I mean seriously, you’re in HR and someone reports this to you? Seriously? Of course, I suspect they didn’t have anything else on their plates. Hey Vince? If you are reading this I wasn’t really sorry.
 

nomifyle

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Rice is not one of my most favorite things but I view it as a food vehicle, mix other things with it to make it stick.
And this is why I have hundreds of pounds of rice stored. Its not that I dislike rice, its just that I quit eating it and other white foods to reduce the amount of carbs I eat on a regular basis. My mother taught me how to make perfect rice and then she forgot and asked me. Bless her heart.

God is good, all the time,

Judy
 

SouthernBreeze

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I think I have enough rice stored for myself and Cary to last a long time. The rice I'm storing now is to help feed my dog and cats should their food become a bit scarce. This way, I'll have enough for our food, and theirs, too.
 

nomifyle

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I think I have enough rice stored for myself and Cary to last a long time. The rice I'm storing now is to help feed my dog and cats should their food become a bit scarce. This way, I'll have enough for our food, and theirs, too.
I've also ear marked rice to supplement the dogs food.

God is good, all the time.

Judy
 

MissionBend

Contributing Member
I have saved white rice (And I use it, not often but)..much more versatile and even though they say M.S. patients do better eating the brown rice I don't like it! At all... shudders it tastes plum nasty. (probably cause I cooked it wrong) but.. the white rice stores so much easier and longer and I know I shouldn't eat white bread, potatoes, rice etc etc.. (and I do try to limit myself!) but...one cant help going but wind up back to what they grew up on.
My comfort foods I guess. Plus lot cheaper as well! :shr:
 

psychgirl

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Rice is never my first choice to eat even though I don’t actually dislike it. Not sure why(?)

I love Mexican food and make a big Tupperware of white rice each week but I’ll only eat it if covered in butter lol, or smothered with hot salsa. I use it mixed with oinack, too amd like it that way.

I need more in storage, that’s for dang sure!
I had to throw out two large bags of brown rice that went rancid but I really don’t care for it anyway.
 

cyberiot

Workin' the plan.
Trader Joe's sells an excellent long-grain brown basmati rice. I try to keep a small pot of steamed brown rice in the 'fridge for breakfast cereal or to turn leftovers into a meal. Store raw brown rice in the refrigerator or freezer so it doesn't go rancid. I keep a small bag of white rice in the pantry for digestive emergencies, both human and canine.

Tip: Don't rinse white rice before cooking. Because the bran and germ have been removed, white rice is enriched--it's dusted with a powder that replaces some of the nutrients processing has taken away. If you rinse white rice, you wash the enrichment down the drain.
 

aviax2

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We like both white and brown rices here. I don’t store as much brown rice and I always store in the freezer.
 

BassMan

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White rice, and white bread, are rather like eating sugar. While they do not taste sweet, they have the same impact on blood-sugar as refined sugar. The whole grain is better.

Potatoes are starch, but have more vitamins.
 

nomifyle

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White rice, and white bread, are rather like eating sugar. While they do not taste sweet, they have the same impact on blood-sugar as refined sugar. The whole grain is better.

Potatoes are starch, but have more vitamins.
Exactly why I avoid these things. It amazes me that most people do not equate what they eat with the condition of their health.

God is good, all the time,

Judy
 

China Connection

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Everything is quantity when talking sugars and what else is being eaten.

Now take a poor Chinese person living outside of the big cities. They grow vegetables and keep a few chickens for eggs. So they get their protein from eggs. Vitamins and minerals from mainly greens. They buy a little rice and beans for energy.

They do not have the money to pig out. They live to old ages and eat rice all their days.

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