Ep. 110: Brown Rice vs. White Rice

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Summary: On today's episode, we're comparing brown rice vs. white rice and talking about why white rice is a healthier choice.<br> <br> <br> <br> We're back with our 110th episode of the Fed+Fit Podcast! Remember to check back every Monday for a new episode and be sure to subscribe on iTunes!<br> <br> Find us HERE on iTunes and be sure to "subscribe."<br> <br> <br> <br> <br> Episode 110 Sponsors<br> <br> Aaptiv - be sure to enter the promo code "FEDANDFIT" (one word, all caps) at checkout, and your first 30 days are on the house!<br> <br> Episode 110 Transcription<br> <br> Today’s show is brought to you by Aaptiv! Aaptiv is a fabulous app and robust online community that allows you access to top notch, motivating personal trainers who guide you through an audio-based workout that is timed to your choosing with fun, perfectly synchronized music. Like Netflix for fitness; Aaptiv gives members unlimited access to their entire bank of high-end, trainer-led workout classes. So if you’re looking for fresh, high quality, on the go, motivating workouts that adapt to your lifestyle, I highly recommend Aaptiv.<br> <br> In fact; if you head over to the curator playlists, you’ll see a familiar face! I chose 7 of my favorite Aaptiv workouts so that you can get a well-rounded mix of workouts that will take you from intense cardio to restorative serenity; and these are some of my favorite workouts to do when I’m traveling, or if I just have a spare 20 minutes between activities. And because they're the best, Aaptiv is even offering Fed and Fit listeners a free 30-day trial. When you sign up for a monthly subscription at www.Aaptiv.com; be sure to enter the promo code FEDANDFIT, one word, at checkout, and your first 30 days are on the house. <br> <br> <br> Cassy Joy: Welcome back to another episode of the Fed and Fit Project. My name is Cassy Joy Garcia. I am your host for today and pretty much every day {laughs} here on the show. I am really excited about today's episode. We're going to be answering a question that I get quite a bit. And I’ve put it off for far too long. So today we're going to zero in on a really fun nutrition science topic. We’re going to talk about white rights versus brown rice. We’re going to hear the debate. Talk about whether it’s paleo or not. Talk about the anatomy of rice. Goodness, what else are we going to talk about? How white rice is made. Why is everyone all a sudden eating it, if you follow folks on social media. The nutritional benefits of white rice. And how to know if it’s right for you. So long term listeners may be excited. I know that you guys really like these more science-y episodes. So I'm really excited to jump into this with you.<br> <br> Ok, let’s go ahead and get started. First, let's talk about the anatomy of rice. I think it's important when we talk about anything nutrition science related that we get a pretty basic understanding of the general landscape. Right Whether that is, if you guys have a copy of my Fed and Fit book, which can be found at Barnes and Noble, all bookstores; what is it called? Books a Million. Of course, also on Amazon. It's available for Amazon prime. But if you have a copy of my book, and you happen to have read the first part of the book, I do a lot of background nutrition talking. You know, our basic biology. Because I think it's important. Thinking about, for example, the three phases of digestion. Before we talk about what goes on with food in our body and why are some foods great for us and other foods not so great for us, where has there been a misstep, what can we work at healing. Before we talk about that stuff, it’s a really good idea to just understand basic digestion. What happens in the body when we chew. When we eat. What goes on in our brain. What goes on in the three phases?<br> <br> So, in that same tone, I couldn't help but when I was writing notes for today's episode.