brown vs white rice

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by Nemesis7884, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. Nemesis7884

    Nemesis7884 New Member

    the gi differs from 50 to 70 or so...

    but does this REALLY matther? is the insuline pike that significant that it will be remarkably in the meaning of fat gain?

    brown rice just tastes as if someone has allready eaten it once...
  2. BIZ

    BIZ New Member

    Try looking up Insulin Index in a search engine. That will give you an idea what effect a certain food may have on insulin. The Glycemic Index will tell you the effect it has on blood sugar, but that doesn't always correlate to insulin response. In general, white rice will probably affect insulin more so than brown rice, but to what exttent I am not sure. White rice is a good addition to your first (solid) post-workout meal for sure.
  3. Keebler Elf

    Keebler Elf New Member

    No, only if you eat more of it :D
    Calories are important not GI. Adequate protein, adequate essential fats the rest is open to personal tastes.Whatever helps you stick to the diet. Although lower GI will help with hunger on lower calories and generally be healthier (more fibre,vits and mins etc.) Aaron tell the lad ;)
  4. Bryan Haycock

    Bryan Haycock Administrator Staff Member

    As Keebler said, you won't see any difference between white and brown rice in the mirror.

    And as has been mentioned, GI isn't the only factor to consider, fiber content, vit/mineral, and other nutrients are sometimes worth the price of less palatable foods.
  5. BoSox

    BoSox New Member

    what do you guys think about a discussion over on Lyle's board about how at a certain point, no matter what you do, muscle loss even out with fat loss, regardless of the size of your deficit or diet?
  6. Nemesis7884

    Nemesis7884 New Member

    now i have some problem in understatement - you say total calories are important...not exactly gi - but on the other hand you mentioned different times that a high insuline output increases fat storaging?? thats somewhat contradictory??
  7. Nemesis, there is actually differing amounts of GI depending on the type of white rice.
    Brown Rice 55
    Uncle Ben's Converted 44
    Long grain White Rice 56
    Basmati Rice 58
    Short grain White Rice 72
    Also keep in mind that GI tests are based on a portion size sufficient to contain 50g of useable carbs. Therefore the portion size of each GI-tested food will vary according to how much carbohydrate it has. It might be more advantageous to look at the Glycemic Load instead.
  8. Tom Treutlein

    Tom Treutlein New Member

    It sounds pretty contradictory to me, as well. I'd like to hear what someone has to say about that.

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