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In a world full of choices, it's nice to know we can make simple, consistent steps towards a better health outcome for ourselves and our families.
When planning your meals do you think about how what you eat influences how you feel? Every dish is an opportunity to increase your health and well-being. Adding nutrient rich food is a simple switch that could pay dividends in the long run.
When deciding which carbohydrate to add, it is helpful to know that wholegrain rice is an excellent source of protein, fiber and iron.
Plants are an excellent source of protein. Our Purple Rice variety contains 6 grams per serving, or 12% of your daily intake. Protein is a macronutrient that helps build muscle, stabilize hormones, while providing a slow fuel energy source.
Our bodies need a way of ridding itself of build-up, and the way it likes to do this is through fiber. Fiber is a carbohydrate that isn't digested the way other foods are. The result is a cleansing effect that helps everything run the way it should while flushing the body of harmful cholesterol and other toxins. Nature's Blend naturally contains 3 grams of dietary fiber, or 11% of your daily intake.
Iron is a necessary mineral that makes hemoglobin which carries oxygen throughout the blood stream. A lack of iron can cause anemia causing fatigue, shortness of breath, and other complications. Our Red Rice variety contains 1.8 mg of iron per serving, or 10% of your daily intake. Adding Red rice is a great way to strengthen you iron levels and give yourself more energy throughout the day.
So much of who we are and how we feel is based on what we eat. How about switching your regular side with one of these exciting, healthy alternatives and see the impact it will make in your life? We think it's worth the try!
Briley, J., & Jackson, C. (2016). Food as medicine everyday: Reclaim your health with whole foods. Portland, OR: NCNM Press.