Rice is a common ingredient in our dishes, especially due to the fact it goes well with other foods, plus it is cheap and readily available.
Most use rice cookers, and since there are many cultures in the US, you get some rice on your plate regardless of whether you are eating the food tasty Italian, Chinese or otherwise. The USDA says Americans consume tons of rice, and an average American gets 500 calories more than the recommended intake. So it is no wonder why obesity is a major problem in the US, right?
Starchy foods with rice can harm their health, because they increase the risk of developing diabetes. A single cup of cooked rice has 240 calories. Receives these as starch, which later turns into sugar, and finally into fat.
However, a group of researchers from the School of Chemistry in Sri Lanka came up with an idea of how to burn fat and absorb more than half of the calories.
His “method” involved the use of a single ingredient, along with rice. It is coconut oil. Add a good amount of coconut oil to reduce calorie absorption astounding 50%.
The secret of adding coconut oil to rice
This method of cooking will help increase the RS content of plain white rice.
First, cook the rice as usual. There is only one additional step to the regular procedure. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the boiling water before adding the rice.
The boiling part should take about 40 minutes or until rice is cooked.
Keep your rice in the refrigerator for 12 hours and is ready to eat.
This method of cooking is excellent for those who deal with diabetes or obesity. Raises the resistant starch content to a maximum of 10 times. This applies to traditional rice, not fortified.
How does this method work?
James says that during the cooking process, coconut oil gets inside the starch granules, sugars and therefore makes them resistant to digestive enzymes. Then the cooling process stimulates an amylase called “gel”.
Rice starch liberates during its cooling part 12 hours. The starch molecules outside joins rice, rice and sugar becomes resistant starch. You can reheat the rice if necessary, as the heat can not change its chemical composition.
In other words, by reducing its digestible rice steamed rice, which also cut the calories.
This insurance requires a thorough investigation, because experts have not found the type of rice works best for your calories. It is also necessary to determine whether other oils have the same power as coconut oil.
Rice is not the healthiest food you can get, so consider eating high fiber foods such as quinoa, sweet potato, barley, green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, mushrooms and squash.