White rice consumption is an important part of Indonesian food, but now there’s nothing wrong if you want to switch to brown rice. The study states that replacing white rice with brown rice in the daily menu can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health say that eating two or more servings of brown rice a week is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
On the other hand, after adjusting for age and other lifestyles, people who consumed five or more servings of white rice per week had a 17% increased risk of diabetes.
White rice has a higher glycemic index than brown rice. Foods with a high glycemic index increase blood sugar levels more than foods with a low or moderate glycemic index. The glycemic index is a measure of the effect of a food containing carbohydrates on an increase in blood sugar levels.