Brown rice – Made for spring
Slimming down to hit the beach this spring? Strengthening your body to feel new during a time of year traditionally linked with newness? Hoping to still enjoy great meals while accomplishing this? Look no further than brown rice to fulfil your dietary needs. It was made for spring!
Brown rice is one of the world’s superfoods – menu items legions of people praise for their health benefits. Here’s a little more insight into what’s super about this food type.
Brown rice is a terrific source of manganese, a mineral you need when producing energy from carbohydrates and fats. If you’re going to be active this spring, you’ll need lots of vitality.
This superfood also contains magnesium, which, like calcium, contributes to having healthy bones, meaning you can enjoy spring activities with confidence! Added to that, magnesium helps the body produce the fatty acids needed to create healthy types of cholesterol.
Eating brown rice means you’re far less likely to put on weight, thanks to the high percentage of fibre in the food. Its fibre-richness helps maintain healthy bowel functions, which, in turn, promotes weight loss and metabolic function. Your tummy will also feel fuller for longer, so you’ll have smaller portions of food. As a staple, it’s the perfect choice to help you prep for your time on the beach this spring.
With winter gone for another year, you’re less likely to need big, hearty dishes to stay warm. Instead, choose light tasty meals that sync with your goals for slimming down. Try these!
- Bacon wrapped chicken breasts with nut and herb brown rice stuffing – View Recipe
- Herb crusted beef fillet with brown rice salad – View Recipe
- Roasted Mediterranean vegetables with brown rice salad – View Recipe
As with all Spekko rice, the Heart and Stroke Foundation has approved our brown rice as part of a healthy diet. Here’s how to prepare it.