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, Canadians should eat:

  • plenty of vegetables and fruits
  • whole grain foods
  • protein foods

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