Rice is another wonderful boon by the supreme, the GOD for the well-being of mankind. It is cultivated in almost every continent on Earth, except for Antarctica, and is so loved by the people. Rice is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world’s human population and stands third-highest among worldwide production. The history of the domestication of rice can be traced back to around 10,000 years and is continuing its existence receiving the same love. Rice is still being preferred over others for staple due to its enticing taste, a pleasing aroma, and vast benefits associated with it. Rice is proved to have a lot of goodness aiding for a hearty and healthy life.
There are thousands and thousands of rice varieties with each having its own characteristics and benefitting in different ways. As said by our ancestors, “Food is the ultimate medicine and there could be nothing better than a healthy food for a happy living”. Even the world-renowned Greek physician Hippocrates has cited, “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food” has stood the test of time. Rice which is being consumed from times unknown is not without a reason, the huge benefits of rice are understood by our ancestors and the tradition is passed on from generations to generations. Rice is a great source of energy and helps in improving the reproductive system by enhancing fertility, the nervous system, the digestive system, control blood sugar levels, and even blood pressure.
Several myths about rice continue to exist. It is wrongly assumed by many that rice increases blood sugar levels, contains gluten, and is fattening. However, the actual fact is contradictory to these assumptions. Rice is an easily digestible, gluten-free cereal and in fact, prevents obesity. The carbohydrates present in rice are broken down with no trouble in the gastrointestinal tract and is very easily digested as it contains neither fat nor cholesterol. The vitamins and minerals like selenium, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and high content of protein helps in keeping the body in good condition fighting against anything unfavorable to the body. Rice doesn’t just aid for internal health but also does wonders to your skin and hair. The antioxidants, phenolic, and other rich nutrients present in rice tones, cleanses and exfoliates your skin, slows down the aging process by delaying the advent of wrinkles, soothe irritation, and protects your skin.
Whether you are searching for a good option to be a part of your diet or for a topical solution for the goodness of your hair or skin, rice is the best option that can create wonders. Looking at its benefits it can be called magic or a boon to the people on the Earth with no doubt. And as we always say, “Rice makes everything nice!!”