It is bright and clear that Americans love their food. According to the latest research data, an average American citizen eats 500 more calories per day than needed, or as nutritionists say, they eat 100% more than they should.
USDA says that since 1979, an extra meal is actually 20% more food than people need in general. Experts from the College of Chemical Sciences came up with a new method of cooking rice. Their way cuts down the absorption of calories by astonishing 60%.
As you already know, rice is high in calories and it is definitely not your friend if you are trying to lose weight. The new way of cooking rice turns the product into indigestible starch that resists the absorption of sugar and starch from getting into the blood.
Starches are easily digestible, plus they transform into glucose almost instantly. Glucose is later stored as fat, and the starch is accumulated in the liver and muscle tissues as glycogen. And that is why starches make you gain weight.
Resistant starch (RS) stimulates natural fat burning, and enhances the elimination of toxins and waste material.
The secret ingredient is Coconut oil!
A simple cooking technique will boost the RS content of rice, and here is what you need to do:
- Stir a tablespoon of coconut oil to a pot with boiling water
- Add in half a cup of rice, and stir well so it does not stick
- Simmer your rice for about 40 minutes, or until fully cooked; Sometimes rice may finish cooking in less than 20 minutes
- Keep your rice in the fridge for 12 hours, or overnight, before you eat it
This amazing technique does wonders to those who deal with excess pounds or high blood sugar.
Cooking your rice with coconut oil will increase the RS content by 10 times.
What is actually happening?
Coconut oil enters rice grains while cooking, so the sugars become highly resistant to digestive enzymes.
During the cooling phase, rice sugars turn into RS. You can rehear your rice with no problem, since heat does not affect its RS levels.
Nutritionists agree that this requires further research, as it is still a mystery which oils provide the same or even better effect, and which types of rice will help you reach maximum reduction of calories.
Do not overheat your rice, because your blood sugar levels will not like that. Replenish your diet with healthy foods with high fiber and nutrient content. That is one of the ways to lose weight without affecting your overall health. Eat more leafy green veggies, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, quinoa, squash and cauliflower.
Source: Family Health Freedom Network