How much white rice do you eat every week? You may want to re-think your choice.
Recent studies conducted in China and Japan are linking Type 2 diabetes to high white rice consumption. The research showed that people who ate large amounts of white rice were 55% more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.
This was further analysed against studies conducted in Australia and America where white rice consumption is lower, but also contributes a link to Type 2 diabetes. As diet choices and exercise are vital in managing Type 2 diabetes, the consumption of white rice is relevant.
So how much white rice do you usually eat? Remember that white rice is notoriously refined, and high GI. A better and healthier choice would be to switch to brown rice which has more fibre in it and is also a low GI option.
Find out more about the study here.