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People rarely know, here are 4 benefits of black sticky rice

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Who likes to eat black sticky rice? It turns out that this type of whole grain contains many benefits. The benefits of black sticky rice come from the nutritional content in it, such as carbohydrates, protein, and so on.

Quoting from Live Strong (livestrong.com), you can get 150 calories, 1.5g fat, 33g carbohydrates and 4g protein in ¼ glass of black sticky rice. Do not stop there, black sticky rice is also filled with fiber which can prevent you from constipation and other digestive disorders.

Adults are recommended to consume 20 g to 35 g of fiber per day. By consuming ¼ glass of black sticky rice, you can meet 9 g to 15 g of body fiber per day. Therefore, try to consume black sticky rice regularly.

Besides containing the nutrients that have been mentioned, black sticky rice is also suitable for consumption by people with anemia because it contains a lot of iron. You can meet 4% of your daily iron needs by consuming ¼ glass of black sticky rice. Not only that, there are many other benefits that you can get.

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Maintain Heart Health

One of the benefits of black sticky rice is maintaining human heart health.

Launching Healhtline (healthline.com), black sticky rice contains many antioxidants that are useful for maintaining heart health. A study involving 120 adults with high cholesterol proves this.

The results showed that the amount of healthy cholesterol or HDL increased after consuming 80 mg of anthocyanin capsules (the content in black sticky rice) for 12 weeks. However, more research is needed to actually prove this.

Prevent Cancer Cell Growth

The benefits of black sticky rice are then useful for preventing the growth of cancer cells because they contain anthocyanins. One review conducted in several studies showed that the risk of colorectal cancer decreases when a person regularly eats foods that contain lots of anthocyanins.

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Maintain Eye Health

Healthline says that black sticky rice can also be used to maintain the health of your eyes. Lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants in black sticky rice, function to filter out harmful blue light waves for the retina of the eye.

Lose weight

Another benefit of black sticky rice that is not less important is that the protein and fiber in it are useful for weight loss. Try to combine black sticky rice with brown rice for consumption during your diet program.

Editor: Belladina Biananda