Monday, June 14, 2010
Rice and Mushroom Casserole
Brown rice is every weight watcher’s dream food, and is a common sense approach to obesity control because it has a low glycemic index just like raw vegetables and fruits and other whole grains. By metabolizing slowly and maintaining stable levels of blood sugar and/or serotonin, brown rice snips away food cravings. Brown rice has antioxidants and phytonutrients, and is a very good source of selenium, a trace mineral that induces DNA repair and synthesis in damaged cells and inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells. Brown rice is an excellent source of manganese and magnesium as well. Just one cup of brown rice will provide you with 88.0% of the daily value for manganese. This trace mineral helps produce energy from protein and carbohydrates and is involved in the synthesis of essential fatty acids.