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    Rice.....Confused?

    Pretty sraight forward question, All's I ever hear is eat brown rice NOT white, but when I read the nutritional content it seems that we are "splitting hairs" on the difference. They are very similiar. Are they broken down and digested in a different way by chance?
    Some people act as if you commited a crime if you eat white rice???? Can someone clear this up for me??

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    I usually eat whatever I feel like, I really dont believe there is a large enough difference to warrant me eating only brown rice. I know several other lifters who feel the same way. I get my micros from other sources as well, I think white rice may have a bit less micros than brown.

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    I've seen this discussion before. Seems like if I remember right, you're correct. Not much difference, white rice is perfectly fine.

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    The reason we see this all the time has to do with the Glycemic Index of the two.

    Brown rice being much lower GI, a slower digesting carb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullshark99 View Post
    Pretty sraight forward question, All's I ever hear is eat brown rice NOT white, but when I read the nutritional content it seems that we are "splitting hairs" on the difference. They are very similiar. Are they broken down and digested in a different way by chance?
    Some people act as if you commited a crime if you eat white rice???? Can someone clear this up for me??
    The glycemic value for brown rice is slightly better for brown compared to white
    The fiber content for brown is superior over white
    The nutritional value for brown is superior for brown over white

    If you are going to eat rice, why would you pick white?

    Either way, if you eat rice, it needs to be done sparingly, as there are many sources of carbs with better GV compared to either white or brown

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    ^^ Very solid post. If I recall Nark posted some other info re rice showing it really wasnt that great of a carb source comparatively speaking.

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    ^^My carbs come primarily from Oats when I am following my own advice. Maybe some yams/sweet potatoes, and a few other things. When avoiding most carbs, and focusing only on slow burning carbs, picking the right form of carb can be tricky

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    Roman, very nice post.

    What are your thoughts on beans and lentils ?
    Those tend to be my primary source of carbs when I'm not having oats or brown rice.

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    Quinoa is better than all that crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewZ View Post
    Roman, very nice post.

    What are your thoughts on beans and lentils ?
    Those tend to be my primary source of carbs when I'm not having oats or brown rice.
    they have a high fiber content which improves the GV of the food
    good source of protein and other nutrients
    and a nice slow burning source of carbs.

    nothing wrong with beans.

    (it's just hard for me to climb in the fart sack at night with the woman after eating a bunch of beans, ya know?)

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