Ways to decrease one’s arsenic intake from rice.
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What about white rice? Came free with the broccoli in garlic sauce you just ordered. Better than nothing? And the answer is nope. Put some brown rice in your rice cooker and it will be done by the time the delivery person arrives
If brown rice is so good for you and white rice is pretty much a waste of calories, why not just eat rice bran, which is part of what is taken away from brown rice to make white rice. Bad idea, doesn’t matter either way, or great idea—you get all the good stuff concentrated together?
Unfortunately, you get all the bad stuff concentrated together as well. Plants grown in water-logged soil can absorb arsenic found naturally in the environment, and it concentrates in the bran.
Does that mean we shouldn’t eat brown rice? No, but if you eat a lot of rice, I would encourage you to buy U.S. grown rice, as it has lower arsenic levels than Asian or European-grown rice.
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For more context, check out my associated blog post, How Much Arsenic In Rice Came From Chickens?