Myth: Rice contains gluten.
Fact: Rice is gluten-free and the most non-allergenic of all grains.
Myth: Rice is fattening.
Fact: Rice is low in fat and cholesterol free. It is a good source of energy because of the carbohydrates present in it. Carbs help the body carry out its functions and everyday growth and repair. . A good source of vitamins and minerals such as thiamine, niacin, iron, riboflavin, vitamin D, calcium, and fiber.
Myth: Rice does not contain protein.
Fact: After carbohydrate, protein is the second-most abundant nutrient found in rice. Rice protein is considered to be of the highest quality compared to other grains.
Myth: Rice has high amounts of salt.
Fact: Rice contains negligible amounts of sodium. It is considered as a super food and safe to consume by people who face hypertension.
Myth: Eating rice at night will make you fat.
Fact: High carb foods that are digested to form glucose include rice, wheat, rye and millets. These foods should be eaten at night, so that after they are digested (it takes two hours to digest complex carbohydrates), the glucose which is absorbed into the blood, will more readily convert into energy.