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How to Lose Weight with Boiled Rice?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
How to Lose Weight with Boiled Rice?

Japanese women are popular for their graceful figures and lack of cellulite, so researchers decided to check what these two facts are due to. A study indicates that the boiled rice consumed daily in the Land of the Rising Sun is the reason why the ladies look so good.

According to the latest data, people with obesity in Japan are only about 3.5%, which puts the country in one of the last places in the world in terms of this indicator. It is well known that rice is used in Asian cuisine as a substitute for bread – if in our country it is just a side dish, in Japan, rice is eaten with every meal.

However, white rice is rich in carbohydrates, so how come Japanese women have such nice bodies? Specialists explain that in order for the body not to gain weight from it, rice must be prepared in a special way. First of all, the rice they prepare in Japan is not salted and no fat is added to it, experts explain. The Japanese just boil it.

Of course, rice is hardly the only reason for the few obese people in the country – fatty meat is hardly consumed in Japan and the fat that people consume on a daily basis is very little. In other words, it is possible for a person to survive and live an entire life without steaks and sausages.

Instead of high-calorie meats, the Japanese rely on fresh and tasty fish and lots of seafood. They contain many useful ingredients - omega-3 fatty acids, iodine, thanks to which the risk of heart disease and thyroid gland disease is reduced.

Weight Loss with Boiled Rice

It is also important how much rice you eat - you can agree that even if it is only boiled rice without salt and fat, if you eat too much, it will not have a good effect on your figure well.

Experts believe that another of the secrets for the good figure of the Japanese lies in the small portions.

Japanese people's way of eating is a whole philosophy, indeed very different from any other countries' understanding of food, where they're used to filling the plate to the limit. The Japanese avoid frying—almost all traditional Japanese dishes are steamed or boiled.

And finally, the Japanese also drink a lot of green tea. Nutritionists often define this drink as manna from heaven for every person's body. For this drink to have its full effect, you need to eat fresh fish and seafood delicacies and boiled rice, experts explain.

With such a diet, green tea will be of maximum benefit to the body and will eliminate free radicals.