I LOVE white rice. I know it raises your insulin levels and turns to sugar in your body. But I can’t stop loving it!
White rice is an incredible carbohydrate source for two main reasons:
- It’s a clean source of glucose that is NOT irritating to your gut. Since the outside bran and shell of the rice has been removed, white rice contains zero anti-nutrients which can lead to Intestinal Permeability (such as lectins, phytates, phytic acid etc.)
- It tastes DELICIOUS! Add a a little organic pastured butter or coconut oil with a sprinkle of salt and Mmmmm! Yummm!
The Downside to White Rice
As with everything, there IS a downside to white rice. You may or may not be aware of this but most rice (both brown and white) sold today on the market contain dangerous levels of arsenic. In fact, a test was conducted by the U.S. Consumer Advocacy Group and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on around 1,300 rice and rice products. The results were shocking. Most of the rice an rice products tested contained arsenic, even those labeled all-natural and organic.
How does this happen? It’s most likely due to the long-term use of pesticides which contain arsenic and flood irrigation.
This is TERRIBLE news as almost ALL gluten free products contain rice. From gluten free cereals, breads, crackers and energy bars, rice is usually the main ingredient.
And to make matter EVEN WORSE, the European Food and Safety Authority and America’s leading consumer safety publication both warn that arsenic levels found in most rice and rice products can especially pose a health danger to children.
There IS a solution to this nightmare. An incredible company called Mighty Rice has devoted their company to growing and selling some of the purest white rice in the world. They are based in Port Louis, Mauritius and grow their long grain white rice in remote locations with rich natural volcanic soil. This ensures that their rice is free from arsenic.
How do they accomplish this? They use dry land farming techniques instead of the usual flooded paddies which not only produce a better product but save about 400 gallons of water for every pound of rice grown.
Mighty Rice long grain white rice is Non-GMO product verified. Because it’s a long grain rice it’s naturally lower on the glycemic index. This means you won’t get as dramatic a spike to your insulin levels and will, in turn, feel fuller longer.
Where Can I Buy It?
I hope you are just as excited as I am to hear of such an incredible company as Mighty Rice. They are giving a true gift to the world by providing high quality, pure, arsenic-free rice.
Spare yourself from arsenic as well as your family and friends but not buying and supporting companies that use convectional rice.
Thanks for reading!