Fit & healthy
Rice is ideal for meeting the requirements of modern nutritional science for healthy foods. It is rich in the complex carbohydrates (75%) we need to meet over half our daily energy requirement.
At the same time it is particularly low in fat and contains roughage that aids digestion. Just as important are the various vitamins it contains, for instance, B-complex vitamins and minerals such as magnesium and iron. The same principles apply to fitness-conscious nutrition for non-competitive and competitive athletes as well as for a healthy daily diet, i.e. one that is rich in carbohydrates and low in fat.
A balanced diet with foods high in nutrition density, such as rice, combined with an appropriate amount of training, is important to ensure that sports activities are fun and not harmful.
Tips for diet-conscious eating out
Eating out can be particularly challenging when you are trying to watch your weight. But if you plan carefully, you can still accept dinner invitations with a clear conscience.
The longing for sweetness
Who doesn’t know that sweet-tooth feeling? There are very few people who actually dislike sweet things. We learn quite early on in childhood about how good sweet things are, and soon get used to them. In fact, sweetness is a characteristic of both the amniotic fluid in the womb and of mother’s milk. Sweetness is thus the first taste that we experience in life.
Snacks between meals
Is it a good idea to plan for snacking, if we are trying to control our weight? This is not an easy question to answer, as it depends on various factors. It used to be considered wiser to prefer small, frequent meals as a way to avoid "binge eating" during main meals. Recommendations in recent years have however tended to favour taking a break between meals, to give the body a chance to make use of its fat reserves. So which of these two theories is correct? The following information is designed to help you find your ideal mealtime schedule.