Viral News Boy :- Rice is a very common food widely known and consumed all around the world being one of the oldest known cereal grains.
Its most common type is white rice which is a staple food for more than half of the world’s population. Rice is a rich source of carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and many other nutrients.
Rice is majorly prepared by boiling but can be eating and served in different ways like stewed rice, fried rice, and Jollof rice. This food is very good for the health as it energizes the body, However, the method, process, and things used in the preparation of this food affect it as it either makes it more or less healthy for consumption.
Adding the wrong things to rice when or after cooking can be very dangerous as some of these wrong additives have effects on one’s health and life.
To maintain a healthy and long life here are things you should avoid and never add to your rice.
It is very important to make sure that the water used to cook rice is very clean as boiling does not guarantee 100% sterility of water. To maintain a good health condition dirty water should be highly avoided when boiling rice, and washing vegetables and ingredients used to cook the rice.
»Processed Tomatoes, Vegetables And Meat
This refers to tomatoes, vegetables, and meat that are canned and processed with some preservatives which are most likely to be chemicals. Most of these chemical preservatives contain excess sodium which causes ailments such as high blood pressure and increases the risk of developing kidney problems due to excess salt in the body. It is advisable to avoid processed tomatoes, vegetables, meat and go for natural ones instead when cooking or eating rice.
»Artificial Flavors And Sweeteners
This includes a lot of artificially made ingredients and spices. A lot of people have become so addicted to these artificial additives that they can’t attempt cooking without them as they improve food taste, unknowingly to them of the effects of these sweeteners. These sweeteners contain deadly chemicals that cause cancer, high blood pressure, kidney and liver disease. To live longer and healthier these artificial additives should be highly avoided.
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