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Turning White Rice Into A Slow Carb

Discussion in 'Survival of the Fittest' started by RouteClearance, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Of all the staples available on our grocery store shelves, good ol' fashioned white rice has to be at the top of the list. Plentiful, economical, and one of the few staples that has an indefinite shelf life if stored properly which makes it great for either a short or long term survival food, but white rice is a highly refined fast carb food source that is not healthy for our pancreas and glucose levels. Type II Diabetes is the fastest growing disease in the US today and becoming a Type II Diabetic during TEOTWAWKI is a disease you do not want.

    The following article shows how to turn this fast carb into a slow carb for healthier eating; You've Been Cooking Rice Wrong All Your Life - Do This When the Water Boils

    How Adding Coconut Oil to White Rice Makes it 50% Healthier

    April 15, 2015
    Food & Nutrition, News
    Readers of this website are already familiar with my enthusiasm for coconut oil. Now, there is even another reason to love it. When used in a certain way, coconut oil can make a bowl of white rice into a much healthier meal.

    It’s true that white rice is a highly processed grain and has a high glycemic index. But, the effect food has on your blood sugar can be altered depending on what you eat it with. Researchers from Sri Lanka might have uncovered a Holy Grail of rice cooking that could shake the way we view and prepare rice. They presented their preliminary findings last month at the National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

    Research on Coconut Oil and White Rice
    Authors of the research, Sudhair James and Dr. Pushparajah Thavarajah, tested 8 different recipes on 38 varieties of rice. The cooking method that proved to be the best at increasing the rice’s healthiness included adding coconut oil to boiling water, before stirring in raw rice. The rice was then cooled down in the refrigerator and consumed after 12 hours.

    When the least healthy of all rice types was prepared in such way, its calories were reduced by 10 to 12 percent. The two scientists, conducting their research at the College of Chemical Sciences in Colombo, claim that further caloric reduction is possible. They predict that if the right variety of rice is prepared with coconut oil, the calories could be cut by about 50 to 60 percent.

    Related post: How to use coconut oil for weight loss

    How does this Method Work?
    Intuitively, many cultures prepare food in a way to make it healthier. Some schools of nutrition, too, have believed all along that mixing certain fats with food rich in carbohydrates (such as rice) could lower the meal’s blood sugar raising effect.

    The method of cooking with coconut oil and then chilling the rice cuts the calories by changing the rice’s chemical composition. Digestible starch turns into indigestible starch (or resistant starch), so the rice doesn’t get readily metabolized into glucose – if not used, glucose eventually converts into body fat and contributes to weight gain.

    One cup of medium grain white rice usually contains about 246 calories. With this method, the calorie count goes down to as little as 147.

    What’s more, resistant starch is considered a prebiotic and compliments the function of probiotic foods (read more in my article about
    9 reasons to consume probiotics). It feeds the good bacteria in your gut and aids your immunity and digestive processes.

    Recipe for Cooked Rice that Cuts the Calories in Half

      • Boil 2 cups of water and add a tablespoon of coconut oil (always opt for organic virgin coconut oil)
      • Stir in 1 cup of rice.
      • Cook for about 20 minutes, until the rice is cooked.
      • Put in the fridge for 12 hours.
      • Use cold or re-heat it – according to the Sri Lankan research, the rice maintains its newly acquired benefits even after heating it again.
    The white rice might become healthier when the above method is applied. Still, you shouldn’t now eat it in unlimited amounts. Also, consider using brown rice instead. Brown rice doesn’t have the germ and bran removed, so it’s a better option as it retains the bulk of its vitamins, minerals, essential fats and fiber.
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I'm not going to question the bennies of coconut oil. Nonetheless, being a highly suspicious sort, I have to think that whoever wrote that article has a major interest in selling coconut oil as well as other "healthy" stuff. Go with what you like. I think I read somewhere that coconut oil is used in the preparation of chocolate --
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  3. @ghrit definitely brings up a good point. It does seem a little pushy with the information provided. But, it seems like every day there are more and more benefits coming up about using coconut oil. Too expensive for me to use it that much though.
  4. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    As trunk monkeys great great Italian grandma always said you gotta use olive oil [winkthumb]
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  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Wouldn't cooking the coconut oil kill the good stuff? I heard you should take a teaspoon of coconut oil daily. Just eat a spoon full. It takes some getting used to but it is doable.
  6. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    Since white rice is one of my favorites....but sorely limited in my diet due to diabetes, I am going to try this with close attention to my blood sugar level 1-2 hours after eating. I also agree that it could well be a ploy to sell coconut oil, but it is too good a thing for me not to at least try. I will also try the refrigeration without coconut oil as mentioned by one of the comments after the article. (if nothing else, I get a few guilt free rice meals while testing)
    kellory, 3M-TA3 and Motomom34 like this.
  7. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    Fraud in the coconut oil sector is rampant, monkeys beware!

    Not all oils are created equal.
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Olive oil standards are also winked at too often--
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  9. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    yep there are issues in the oil sector as a whole, coconut oil in particular but it is not alone.

    buyer beware!
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2016
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