What Is the Rice Diet?

Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 03:38 PM

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Discovered in 1939 by Walter Kempner of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, the rice diet is fruitful for people interested in weight loss. Studies reveal that more than 18,000 sufferers all over the world have benefited from this kind of dieting. Because it is a calorie and fat-restricted diet, rapid weight loss is achieved over a period of two to four weeks.

Sedentary office work, fast food, and nonstop hustle and bustle leaves the average person with little time for physical exercise. These busy schedules often cause us to put on extra pounds which leave us searching for various diets and weight loss programs. The rice diet is one such diet that is gaining popularity. The term “rice diet” is a misnomer, as strict rice consumption is not a rule when on this diet.

During this weight control program, one can eat fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. More than 30 food items are permitted when on a rice diet including brown rice.
 
The rice diet follows a  plan of salt-restriction that allows dieters to consume only half a gram daily. Glucose metabolism is improved by the rice diet, which aids in weight loss. The rice diet, unlike other diets, is a medically supervised program designed to help people with diabetes, kidney disorders, and high blood pressure.
 
The rice diet is considered to be a healthy dieting practice that lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure, normalizes blood sugar, and improves the general well-being of a person.

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