Sunday, February 08, 2009

Wheat Vs Rice

Whenever the talk about fitness comes, my friends ask me to shift from rice to wheat. I have been curious for some time about the nutritional values of both the cereals. Few clicks in wikipedia gave the required values. The below comparison is on the expected lines except for the fat content, which is quite a surprise.


If we consider the Indian diet, apart from the above absolute values I guess we have to consider the fact that we would eat less grams of Chapathi than rice. That would be a substantial reduction in calories straight away.

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10 Comments:

Anonymous varadarajan markandeyan said...

interesting informations.liked very much.

11 May, 2009 17:52  
Anonymous DR PREMANIDHI PANDA said...

I AM A SR PHYSICIAN WANTS TO COMMENT ON RICE VS WHEAT .IF ALL INDIAN WILL CONSUME WHEAT RATE OF DIABETES WILL BE REDUCED TO 20%.MY SLOGAN FOR DIABETES IS:"ZERO RICE,ZERO OIL,BELLY EXERCISE TO LONGLIFE FOR DIABETES & CAD"
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02 January, 2010 20:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RAMANUJAM,

Its not only Fats but Carbs also make a difference to the diet. You can see that Rice has more carbs than wheat. Carbs get converted to sugar. And more over rice lacks protiens. that explains why wheat is better than rice.

31 March, 2010 05:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt wheat is better for most of the people. But rice is better for those who really work hard physically.

24 April, 2010 10:03  
Anonymous Sumant Barooah said...

Thank you .Precise information

29 May, 2011 23:40  
Blogger Karin said...

Writing to you from costa rica (where rice is often eaten twice a day.) My family, half American/ half Costarican are arguing over which is the better carbohydrate, bread or rice. Your blog post is very helpful.

09 August, 2011 00:15  
Anonymous DR PREMANIDHI PANDA,M.D(MED),HON PhD IN DIABETES(USA),MRCP,FRCP(USA) said...

I AM ONE OF LEADING DIABETOLOGIST DONE EXTENSIVE STUDY RICE VS WHEAT.I FOUND THAT WHEAT GIVES LONGER LIFE THAN RICE IN INDIAN SCENARIO.RICE IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF HEART ATTACK AS IN INDIA RICE ARE BEING USED AS POLISHED RICE.IT INCREASES DIABETIC STTUS ONE AND HALF FOLD IN COMPARISON TO WHEAT.
CONTACT:-
DR PREMANIDHI PANDA,MBBS,M.D(MED),HON PhD IN DIABETES(USA),MRCP,FRCP IN DIABETOLOGY(USA)

20 December, 2011 11:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wheat is one culprit that increases sugar content and fat. People can instead have Oats. Rice is better compared, but then having anything in excess is bad. So, best option is to have everything in moderation. - Jay

07 November, 2012 03:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you guys want to know how bad Wheat is - check this link out - http://www.kriskris.com/why-is-wheat-bad-for-you/

08 November, 2012 03:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wheat is better when eating with hands,less messy than rice.
Whole grain rice not white.
Wheat bread not fried in oil.

24 December, 2012 20:46  

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