Basmati Rice: Key To A Healthy Lifestyle

Basmati rice is something that we are naturally passionate about at the Amira Group. As well as being one of the most delicious and luxurious varieties of rice money can buy, it is also an incredibly healthy food option.

Below are just a few of the reasons why basmati is considered by many to be a “supergrain” and why you should include Amira rice as part of a healthy diet.

It Has A Low G.I.

Glycaemic Index or G.I. is a number used to measure the way in which certain foods release glucose into the blood stream. Basmati rice has a low G.I. in comparison to other carbohydrates such as potatoes, pasta or regular white rice. Foods with lower GI levels tend to release glucose into the bloodstream slowly, resulting in several health benefits, as this prevents sudden spikes in blood sugar levels associated with high glucose foodstuffs and keeps your energy levels better regulated.

Foods low in GI are also highly recommended for sufferers or those at risk of diabetes, with several leading experts believing that eating lower glycaemic foods help to keep blood sugar under control and decreases the need for insulin.

It’s Low In Fat

Amira is low in fat, very low. A 100g serving of our Superior Aromatic rice contains a miniscule 0.5g of fat, and more importantly our rice is completely free from saturated fats. Excessive consumption of saturated fat is what causes the build-up cholesterol in your blood, and as well as increasing your risk of contracting heart disease, high cholesterol can also increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and narrowed arteries.