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    EDIT: Deleted the part about Japan. My topic is the question below.

    Since white rice is pretty much just fluffy carbs, are you okay eating it?

    Personally, I do because I need to eat a lot of food to put on muscle mass. White rice is the cheapest, kinda paleo-ish option.
    Last edited by Docter; 08-11-2011, 12:07 PM.

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    It's a minor part of my diet, usually when I go to Chipotle or have Thai green curry....just makes those meals taste better.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Docter View Post
      [*]Japanese people eat white rice.[*]Why? Becuase their "method of safe grains" is to remove the husk/hull of brown rice.[/LIST]

      So this is strong evidence in my opinion that white rice is safer to eat.[/I]
      Your assumption there is that the companies selling rice in Japan remove the bran because that's healthiest. But that ain't necessarily so. More likely they're removing it because their customers prefer the taste, or—even more likely—to get a longer shelf life. Ask yourself: Is everything U.S. food processors do aimed at producing the healthiest product?

      It could well be that, on balance, whiter rice is, as you say, the better option—providing you have some other source of the B-vitamins that you would get from the bran—c.f. beriberi:

      Beriberi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      So, yeah, it may be better. But the logic in the argument you gave is faulty. There are plenty of reasons for removing the bran other than because the processor believes it to be harmful. Not to say that some traditional societies may not have removed the bran—or some of it at any rate—from rice, wheat, rye, etc. to make their grain more digestible. But there are other reasons to do it, and what's done by processors in a modern society—such as contemporary Japan—isn't a good guide to what's best to do.

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      • #4
        Traditionally the Japanese almost always ate pickled vegetables with their rice as well.
        It's hard to say which rice is better by themselves, it's a trade-off between the anti-nutrients of the brown rice and the insulin response from the white rice. But as long as you're getting some fiber along with it, white rice is a far better option.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Docter View Post
          Since white rice is pretty much just fluffy carbs, are you okay eating it?
          Can't have sushi without it.
          Rice gives me asthma like breathing challenges, but for sushi I'll deal with it. That's it though.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lewis View Post
            Your assumption there is that the companies selling rice in Japan remove the bran because that's healthiest. But that ain't necessarily so. More likely they're removing it because their customers prefer the taste, or—even more likely—to get a longer shelf life.
            The bran and husk also have market value as filtering media, especially in brewing.
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            • #7
              As someone who exercises regulalry, I find that I will go insane if I don't have lots of choices for high carb re-feeding. I like Sweet Potatoes but I also don't like eating them all the time. So rice is a good secondary source of carbs for me. I too have a sushi addiction that I simply refuse to give up EVER. Many in the Paleo community have relaxed their stance on White rice. Chris Kresser at the helthy sceptic is a really smart dude and he's good with white rice.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Docter View Post
                Personally, I do because I need to eat a lot of food to put on muscle mass. White rice is the cheapest, kinda paleo-ish option.
                Hmm, I always thought the ability to grow muscle mass was limited by one's genes and hormones.

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                • #9
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                  • #10
                    I like white rice, but can't have it too often. If I do I gain (fat) relatively quickly. That being said I still eat it at least once a week especially after it getting the 'safe' stamp, and when I start to seriously mess with carb re-feeds I'll be using that as it treats my stomach well. I didn't eat it for many many months though.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by js290 View Post
                      Hmm, I always thought the ability to grow muscle mass was limited by one's genes and hormones.
                      It is. But your hormones are affected by what you eat, and you need to eat a lot of food to enter an anabolic state naturally.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Laconophile View Post
                        It is. But your hormones are affected by what you eat, and you need to eat a lot of food to enter an anabolic state naturally.
                        So to get a kid to grow, you just have to start force feeding it?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by js290 View Post
                          So to get a kid to grow, you just have to start force feeding it?
                          So to grow muscle, I just have to eat like a kid?
                          Ye shall know them by their fruits.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by js290 View Post
                            So to get a kid to grow, you just have to start force feeding it?
                            Mmmm, makes me think of foies gras.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kennelmom View Post
                              It's a minor part of my diet, usually when I go to Chipotle or have Thai green curry....just makes those meals taste better.
                              I know how you feel here. The salads at Chipotle just don't work in my opinion. That rice is great.

                              Originally posted by js290 View Post
                              So to get a kid to grow, you just have to start force feeding it?
                              No, I assume that a kid's partitioning of food is heavily pushed towards physical growth. Older ages, I doubt so much (I'm just speculating).

                              Here's some evidence that you might enjoy reading (WARNING: NSFW http://chaosandpain.blogspot.com/201...ure-doing.html)

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