Basmati rice smells really good. It is tasty too. And it is also healthy. If you go for brown basmati rice, it is healthier. The tall, fluffy grains make your mouth water. Its aroma appetises you. Basmati rice goes well with both veg and non-veg dishes.
Now, if you are wondering whether it is healthier than the regular white rice, yes it is! The regular polished refined grains that you use in your daily life aren't as healthy as basmati rice or brown rice.
Basmati rice contains carbohydrates, small amounts of protein, very less fat, vitamins and minerals and of course enough fibre to keep you healthy.
Consuming more fibre can minimise the chances of colon cancer. Basmati rice is said to have more fibre compared to normal rice.Choose brown basmati rice.
Studies say that a person who eats around 30 grams of fibre every day can reduce the risk of colon cancer by 30% than a person who consumes less fibre.
You need to eat foods that do not spike your blood sugar levels. The glycemic index of brown basmati rice is lower compared to the regular white rice. So, diabetics can also have it (consult your doctor on this).
Basmati rice takes longer to digest compared to other types of rice. This will make you feel fuller. Your cravings will be under control. If your target is to curb cravings and snacking, get basmati rice.
As it is rich in fibre, you don't need to worry about your bowel movements. Fibre-rich foods can offer relief from constipation.
Basmati rice doesn't contain cholesterol. It contains very less fat. It doesn't contain gluten. So, if you are looking for gluten-free foods, add it to your list if your doctor allows.
Basmati rice contains vitamins like thiamine and niacin. It is good for your digestive system, nervous system and even heart. It also contains iron.