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7 Surprising Benefits Of Black Rice For Weight Loss, Diabetes And More

Black rice is native to China, and as per the genius people, it is so uncommon, nutritious and delicious and earlier eaten by the emperors.

Due to its nutty flavor and high nutritional content, it is an excellent addition to many different dishes. It is known for treating kidneys, liver, cancer, brain problems, and stomach issues since good old days.

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¼ cup uncooked black rice has:

-1.5 grams fat
-160 calories
-2 grams fiber
-34 grams carbohydrates
-4% DV for iron
-5 grams proteins


1. Lose Weight

Black rice is very useful in losing weight as compared to white rice due to its low-calorie content and high amount of fiber in it. It has low calories, i.e., only 4. Due to its richness in carbohydrates, black rice is vital for fulfilling your weight loss goals.

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Just remember 100 grams of cooked black rice has only 300m calories that help you in obesity permanently. It also showed significant lowering in body fat and BMI as compared to the white rice.

2. Liver Detoxification

Due to the presence of antioxidants in rice, its different varieties come with phytonutrients that lower oxidative stress in the body. And as your body fights to curb out toxins, it also helps to repair and boost function of each tissue. It can help the liver to eliminate unwanted substances via its antioxidant activity.

3. Cure Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a condition in which the artery walls gets hardened. Consuming Black rice has powerful effects on the heart’s health and also prevents you from such type of deaths. All the nutrients help to prevent high BP and plaque formation in your heart. It also boosts heart function by lowering LDL cholesterol and overall cholesterol.

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4. Heal Your IBS and Diarrhea

The dietary fiber helps to lose weight heals you from irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea. As the unprocessed black rice is consumed with the bran (exterior layer), so it helps to add insoluble bulk to food. It means that you feel fuller all day.

5. Protect You From Diabetes

Due to high fiber, it takes a longer time to digest and gave you positive effect on your digestive tract while maintaining your blood sugar levels. Including black rice in your daily diet helps to cure diabetes because of its low sugar level.

6. Prevents Risk Of Heart Problems

Black rice lowers the harmful atherosclerotic plaque formation in your arteries, which is very vital for keeping it clear. It also hinders strokes and heart attacks.

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The anthocyanins and phytochemicals in it maintain healthy cholesterol levels by lowering bad cholesterol, total cholesterol, overall triacylglycerol concentrations, and LDL. These parameters are a cause of any cardiovascular disorder.

7. Easy To Digest

It has low digestibility rate meaning that it takes a longer time to digest. Black rice helps your food to stay for longer and thereby prevent you from excess hunger and potential snacking.

Black Rice Recipes

1. Homemade Black Rice Slimming Tea

You Will Need:

a) 40 grams black rice
b) Water


a) Rinse black rice few times and then add it to the hot water.
b) Brew it for nearly 15 to 20 minutes.
c) Drink black rice tea hot.

2. Black Rice, Basil & Tomatoes Recipe

You Will Need:

a) 2 tsp Sea Salt
b) 1 C black rice (Soaked overnight)
c) 2 tsp honey
d) Black Pepper
e) ¼ C Coconut Vinegar
f) 1 C basil leaves (chopped)
g) 1 lb heirloom tomatoes
h) 1 tbsp coconut oil


a) Boil 2C water and add black rice and salt to it.
b) Simmer it for nearly 30 to 40 minutes and till it gets cooked and all the water get evaporated.
c) Whisk together honey, coconut oil, vinegar, pepper, and salt.
d) Now transfer it to your rice and add basil and tomatoes for garnishing
e) Mix it well and serve hot.

3. Black Rice Salad Recipe

You Will Need:

a) 1 apple (diced)
b) 3 cups black rice (cooked)
c) ½ cups walnuts (chopped)
d) 3 tbsp coconut oil
e) 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
f) 3 tbsp parsley (chopped)
g) 2 celery stalks (chopped)
h) Black pepper and salt
i) ¼ cups Coconut Vinegar

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a) Mix cooked black rice with the ingredients mentioned above.
b) Combine them properly and serve.

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