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Did you know this rice can aid in weight loss?

Arborio Rice

Love eating rice? Well, you aren’t very different from most Indians. Despite all the talk about it being high in carbs, rice is still a common addition to the Indian diet. And that is also one of the reasons rice is one of the first things to go off your meal plan if you are on a diet.

But we have good news for rice lovers, you can still continue to eat rice while watching your weight. Arborio rice, grown in Italy, is full of health and nutrition. It might be a bit starchier than other long grain white rice but isn’t all that high in carbs. Arborio rice fits well into a healthy eating plan and also helps you shed weight within a short period of time. However, as they saying goes, everything in moderation is good. In India,  you can find arborio rice easily in supermarkets and megastores.

How does it help?

  • Being rich in protein the rice helps build lean muscles giving you a slimmer appearance.
  • The protein in arborio rice also keeps you full and leaves you satisfied for longer after meals, helping you beat hunger pangs.
  • The antioxidants present in the rice help boost your metabolism and contributes to further weight loss.
  • When compared to other kinds of long grain white rice, arborio rice contains fewer calories. One cup of arborio rice can keep you satiated with only 170 calories.

Arborio rice has often been used to cook risotto, one of the finest dishes made in countries such as America and Australia. There are several types of risottos cooked today, the most popular ones are chicken risotto and mushroom risotto. Here’s a healthy recipe you can try: Grilled chicken risotto.

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