Pop quiz! Which is healthier: white rice, brown rice, or cauliflower “rice”? This is a heavily debated question among healthcare practitioners because (as with anything related to nutrition, supplements, medications, exercise, etc.) there are pros and cons to each choice.
White rice may be the easiest to digest, particularly if you’re recovering from food poisoning or if you have inflammatory bowel disease. But in some people, white rice may lead to high blood glucose, low blood glucose, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, constipation, or excessive appetite.
Brown rice is rich in vitamins and minerals, contains beneficial dietary fiber, and is a good source of healthy, whole-food carbohydrate. On the other hand, it can also cause blood glucose highs and lows in some people.
Cauliflower “rice” is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate, but it can contribute to gas, bloating, and other digestive issues for those who aren’t used to eating lots of fiber or cruciferous vegetables. Large amounts of it may also contribute to goiter (enlargement of the thyroid gland) if dietary iodine isn’t adequate.
This “pro” and “con” debate persists whether we’re considering sprouted grain bread vs. coconut bread, whole wheat pasta vs. black bean pasta, burritos vs. tacos, oatmeal vs. fruit smoothie, or chocolate cake vs. ice cream.
There is no clear cut “right” or “wrong” answer because we all have unique dietary needs and we all metabolize our foods a little differently. A food that could promote optimal health and metabolic function for one person may create illness and metabolic dysfunction for you. This is why there is so much confusion out there about what a “balanced,” healthy diet really is.
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