What is Sprouted Brown Rice?
Since prehistoric times (roughly 2500 BC), rice has been one of the ultimate food staples of the world. Rice production originated in China, but quickly spread throughout Asia and beyond. Supposedly, Alexander the Great and his armies brought the crop to the West for the first time in 300 BC. Throughout history, rice has been a core part of the human diet. Today, it is widely accepted that brown rice is healthier than the white variety, due to its highly fibrous nature.
Benefits of Sprouted Brown Rice
Incredibly, sprouted (or germinated) brown rice may be healthier yet than ordinary brown rice! The process of germination greatly increases the quantities of ferulic acid, lysine, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, vitamin B 6, thiamine, niacin and dietary fiber naturally occurring in the grain. The result is a heart-healthy, antioxidant-rich grain that is also high in protein and fiber, making it a great weight-loss tool with many additional benefits:
- Helps fight several ailments like diabetes, cholesterol and more
- Strengthens the cardiovascular system
- Supports the digestive system, brain and nervous systems