THINK: Healthier Eating

The Nutritional Advantage

Comprised of complex carbohydrates that are more slowly digested, rice provides energy that fuels the body’s physical activity. This tiny, but mighty, grain packs a serious nutritional punch. White rice is a source of B-vitamins, phosphorus and zinc. Brown rice is also a source of those vitamins and minerals, plus it contains fibre, magnesium, selenium and manganese. All types of rice are naturally sodium* and gluten-free.

(*Based on ½ cup serving)

According to Canada’s Food Guide:

  • Canadian adults should consume six to eight servings of grain products per day.
  • At least half of these servings should be whole grain products.
  • A half cup of brown rice is a serving of whole grain products.

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Parboiled, converted, and instant “white” rice are best used in pre- and post-workout snacks to ensure that you get fast fuelling and refuelling!