Calories in rice can be cut by 50%

March 29, 2015 12:51 AM

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Rice is intrinsic to the diet of many populations across the world, especially in the subcontinent and China. It is easy to cook and goes very well with Indian curries but it also leads to weight gain and increases risk for diabetes. A cup of cooked rice has 200 calories, most of them from starch which turns into sugar and adds to your body weight.That's why it is the first food item ticked off the menu for those trying to lose weight or battling diabetes.However, now there's a way you can have your cake and eat it too.

An undergraduate student from Sri Lanka, Sudhair James, and his mentor have developed an innovative way to cook this soft puffy grain that cuts down its calorie content by as much as 50%, reported the Washington Post. James was quoted as saying: "What we did is cook the rice as you normally do, but ...

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