- High Antioxidant Content
The dark color of black rice indicates the presence of powerful antioxidant pigments called Anthocyanins. The same Anthocyanins that give black rices its black and purple coloring, can be found blackberries and blueberries. As we already know, blueberries, blackberries and other dark colored fruits boast an incredible antioxidant activity. And so does black rice. Antioxidants prevents cell damages caused by free radicals and this provide protection against illness such as diabetes, heart disease and even reduce cancer risks by treating conditions that may evolve into cancer.
- Delays Aging
One of the main function of antioxidants is to prevent cell damage and help repair damaged cells. This basically means that with enough antioxidants, our body might keep on in good health forever due to having prefectly healthy working cells. Of course, this is but a theory. However, there is scientific evidence that a diet consisting of antioxidant rich foods such as blueberries or black slows down cellular aging and delays aging signs.
- Disease Prevention
Black rice is said to help prevent diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and even cancer due to its high antioxidant content.
- Helps to prevent Diabetes
Studies have shown that when it comes to the risk of developing diabetes and even obesity, consuming whole grains is much more beneficial and preventative than consuming refined carbohydrates. Compared to eating processed carbohydrates which are stripped of their fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients that help to slow down the absorption of sugar in the blood stream, black rice is a much healthier option. Black rice contains the entire bran of the grain where the fiber is stored, and fiber is to help glucose (Sugar) from the grain to be absorbed by the body over a longer period of time.
- No Gluten
Being gluten-free, black rice can be safely eaten if suffering from Celiac disease, gluten intolerance or even wheat allergy black or purple rice, brown rice, white rice, amaranth, buckwheat and quinoa are all gluten-free and thus go easy on the small intestine, allowing for digestion to run its normal course.
- Overall, black rice is by far healthiest rice variety
It supports cardiovascular health, delays aging and plays a part in the prevention of certain illnesses such as diabetes and Alzheimer. Regular consumption appears to regularize blood cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation. Low in sugar and rich in fiber, black rice makes a genuinely healthy dietary choice with good amount of Vitamin E.