What Is Meant By A ‘Rice Diet Plan?’

What Is Meant By A ‘Rice Diet Plan?’

From a nutrition standpoint, rice can be used in a weight loss diet too. A ‘rice diet’ does not mean there is only rice in the diet. But what is actually means is a diet with minimally processed whole grains. The rice diet basically focuses on three criteria:

  • Consumption of minimally processed whole grains
  • Consumption of fibre
  • Detoxification

The Healthy Advantages

  • The consumption of whole grains is a healthier option, because it’s packed with different nutrients including protein, fibre, B vitamins, antioxidants and also trace elements (iron, copper, zinc, and magnesium).
  • As we know, whole grains contain a higher amount of fibre and this helps to reduce hunger pangs by slowing down digestion. The feeling of being full also helps to reduce the total consumption of food and helps keep one satiated for longer.
  • The presence of vitamin B in grains improves the overall metabolism by increasing the food metabolic intermediate like cofactor, coenzymes etc.
  • The consumption of a higher amount of whole grains, fruits and vegetables extract the overall body toxins by increasing the alkalinity of the body. It also improves gut health.

Rice Detox Plan (One Day)

Early Morning
Drink a glass of water with the juice of two fresh lemons squeezed into it.

Have an energy drink (six carrots, one beet, eight spinach leaves, one-fourth cup fresh parsley and add coconut water).

Have a cup of fresh and purifying tea like green tea or herbal tea.

Half cup of quinoa with some super veggies (one carrots, one tomato, a handful of spinach leaves and parsley, two celery ribs, half a green bell pepper) add one teaspoon of green superfood, like spirulina.

Have a glass of apple juice with one teaspoon flaxseed powder.

One cup of steamed brown rice and mixed steamed vegetables or sauteed vegetables.

Bed Time
Have a cup of herbal tea.

Food Chart (Rice Diet Plan)

Include These Foods

  • Minimally processed whole grains like- rice and rice-based products, quinoa, rye, millets, buckwheat.
  • Fruits and fruit juices/ fruit smoothies.
  • Vegetable soups/ vegetable juices/ sauteed vegetables.
  • Non-tat dairy and dairy products.
  • Green tea/herbal tea.
  • Superfoods like spirulina, amla juice etc.

The millet Nutrition contains about 65 % of carbohydrates, a high proportion of which is in the form of non-starchy polysaccharides and dietary fiber.

Exclude These Foods

  • Meat and fish
  • Eggs
  • Oily and spicy foods
  • Foods with preservatives like pickles, packed foods, beverages, sauce, jam, jelly, pastries etc.
  • Creamed milk and milk products.
  • Wheat and wheat products.

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