Luckily, if you like to eat rice, you can reduce your risk of Diabetes by at least 10% with one easy dietary change that does not involve a major dietary upheaval. Simply substitute brown rice for white rice, without even altering the amount of rice you eat.
Brown rice has a slightly nuttier taste than white rice and a slightly coarser texture, but one usually adapts rapidly to the changes. In fact, after a while, many people prefer the taste of brown rice over the blandness of white rice. Transitioning from white rice to brown rice can easily be aided by eating a mixture of brown with white rice first. And, with the newer rice cookers, cooking brown rice is just as easy as cooking white rice - just push the “brown rice” button on the control panel.
In addition to the favorable lower sugar effect, brown rice has other nutritious advantages over white rice. Brown rice provides increased fiber content and increased amounts of beneficial vitamins and minerals. Why? During the milling process to turn brown rice into white rice, the outer husk of the brown rice kernel, which contains the fiber, vitamins, and minerals, is removed, causing the resulting white rice to lose much of its nutrition.