Asians Were Skinny On Rice For 1000s Of Years – Then Things Went Terribly Wrong – Doctor Explains

Asians Were Skinny On Rice For 1000s Of Years – Then Things Went Terribly Wrong – Doctor Explains


Is rice bad for you? Rice has been a
staple for billions of people for a very long time
Asians have stayed skinny eating rice for thousands of years, but then
something went wrong. In this video you’re going to learn about the Asian
paradox and you’ll understand what really happened coming right up hey I’m dr. Ekberg I’m a holistic doctor
and a former Olympic decathlete and if you want to truly master health by
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weight gain obesity insulin resistance and diabetes have become a worldwide
problem especially in the last 3040 years it started in the Western world
but now it’s becoming a worldwide problem and since it’s well known today
that carbohydrates is the strongest trigger of insulin which drives insulin
resistance and diabetes the most successful diets have been low carb so
keto is the furthest version it’s the strictest version of low carb along with
intermittent fasting and that’s where they get the best results but then there
is this counter-argument that in the midst of that it seems like the Asians
are still really skinny and this is called the Asian paradox and it says if
carbs are so bad then how come the Asians can eat all that rice and don’t
have any of those problems ok that’s that’s the basis of the Asian paradox so
the first thing we need to understand the first thing we need to examine is if
it’s valid so let’s do a little bit of a reality check and let’s look at obesity
and diabetes in the two largest countries in Asia India and China they
have over a billion people each so in 1975 India had 1.5 percent obesity and
in 2014 less than 40 years later about two generations they had 8% more than a
500% increase in two generations in China
I went from 3.5% to 18% again over a five fold increase and if we look at the
rural boys in China then in less than 30 years it’s gone from 0.3% to 17.2%
that’s not a five hundred percent that’s a five hundred fold increase so
something that was no existent now is almost one in five so
something has changed and the main thing to understand is that there is no Asian
paradox they are in the middle of this just like the rest of the world and when
we look at diabetes since 1980 to 2014 India has gone from 12 million cases to
64 million cases and China has gone from 20 million to 103 million these two
countries have the highest prevalence of diabetes in the world today there don’t
have as high a percentage as the US but they have more people so there’s
more diabetics in those countries and there unfortunately only lagging a few
years or a couple of decades behind because they’re following the same
social and and dietary trends for thousands of years rice was a staple and
people were doing extremely well on it then a few hundred years ago 16 – 1700s
somewhere they learned to polish the rice they refined it they turned brown
rice into white rice but it was only the rich that could afford it and the rich
probably ate some other things too so it wasn’t that big a deal but then in 1850
in the second half of the 19th century they learned to polish it very
inexpensively and what promoted this trend was trade that when they traded
the rice they had to transport it on ships and if the rice had a bunch of
nutrients then it would spoil so when you polish the rice you remove the
nutrients when you take brown rice and turn it into white you take away most of
the nutrients so there’s less stuff that can spoil that can interact with the
oxygen but then you’re also taking away the stuff that your body really wants
let’s look at the difference here between brown rice and white rice
because rice is often promoted as a complex carb they say that Oh sugar is
bad but rice is good because it’s a complex carb well when we look at the
glycemic index quickly it affects blood sugar then rice
is in the 60s somewhere depending on which study you look at brown is a few
points better than than white but they’re both very high glycemic index
they’re still mostly starch so yes you’re much better off eating brown than
white but they’re still gonna trigger a tremendous amount of blood sugar brown
rice has starch protein fiber vitamins and minerals it’s the complete package
the way it grew in nature but when we turn it into white rice we keep all the
starch that’s basically the starchy portion of the brown rice but we polish
away about half or so of the protein and we polish way virtually all the fiber
all the vitamins and all the minerals so now it is arguably about the same as
white sugar it is basically an empty calorie and what happened in Asia at the
time because this was the main staple is that people started developing something
called beriberi and we don’t have the exact numbers because they didn’t keep
statistics back then but there were probably tens of millions maybe hundreds
of millions that had varying degrees of beriberi and beriberi is a is a
deficiency of thiamine or vitamin b1 and this is a necessary vitamin for energy
production and for nerve function and so forth so these people developed weakness
extreme weakness to the point of paraplegia where some of them couldn’t
even move or walk and in some cases it led to death it also led to swelling
especially in the lower extremities it led to pain loss of appetite and even
more severe neurological syndromes and beriberi is the root of the word is
weak weak or I can’t I can’t so that just gets back into the weakness
and the the paraplegia that that results but eventually they figured out what
caused the problem and the late 1800s they started identifying
vitamins and eventually someone also got a Nobel price for this in the early
1900s so the solution was to enrich the white rice so here’s what enrichment is
and one of my teachers dr. Goldberg explained this the best and it stuck
with me that enrichment if I want to enrich you then I take a dollar from you
and I give you back a penny and now I have enriched you because what they take
away is the fiber and the vitamins and the minerals and they don’t just take
away the thiamine they take away B one two three four five six seven eight nine
ten eleven twelve and they put back one so like they take a dollar they put back
a penny so it’s enough to not get beriberi but you’re still eating a
depleted food you’re still eating empty calories it’s still roughly the same as
sugar in terms of nutrition and if you look up beriberi today it’ll say that
it’s a very rare disease so I thought oh well a case here and there well it
turned out rare means less than 200,000 cases in the United States alone so it’s
still a huge deal and I think that’s very sad because the solution to beriberi is whole food it is virtually impossible to get it if you actually eat
food the other group that gets it a lot other than people eating junk food are
alcoholics because they hardly eat any food at all they get the only thing they
care about is the alcohol but it goes back to the same thing if you just eat
food you’re not going to get it so let’s look at a few other factors
about what has been going on because Asians have been eating rice for
thousands of years and they were doing relatively well and then in the last
hundred and fifty to two hundred years they ate more of the refined rice but
that still leaves us a gap because it’s only in the last few decades that
we’ve seen this explosion of obesity and diabetes so what else has changed well
200 years ago 85% of the world lived in extreme poverty and today that number is
less than 9% so the majority of the world’s population has moved from
extreme poverty to middle class and a lot of these numbers and a lot of these
concepts we have huge misconceptions about so I would recommend that you go
and read the book called factfullness by the Swedish statistician and
researcher Hans Rosling Hans Rosling in English he explains a lot of the things
that are actually happening in the world as opposed to the way we think they’re
happening in the world another interesting fact from fact
fullness is that in the last 20 years alone poverty has declined by almost 50%
so we have less than half the poverty in the world today than we did just 20
years ago and with that poverty means that people don’t have enough to eat
when they move out of poverty that means they have enough to eat
food goes from being a scarcity to something that is adequate or plenty
what else has happened in the last 50 years it’s not just rice but we’ve had
more and more and more processed foods and these processed foods started in the
United States and in the Western world but now they’re spreading across the
globe so we have more packaged food we have more white bread we have more white
rice we have more fast-food restaurants we have more sugar more high fructose
corn syrup more chemicals so all of these things matter so if we try to put
this together a little bit then number eight here they the reason they could
eat the rice for as long as they did without developing problem was that for
most of that time they were under a calorie restriction calories were scarce
food was a scarcity and also they were working hard
they were out in the fields they were working they didn’t have time for snacks
they probably ate once or twice a day for the most part okay so that’s what we
talked about today is intermittent fasting eating fewer meals so that you
eat something with carbohydrate like rice and then you trigger insulin
and the insulin stores the excess glucose but if you don’t eat again for
several hours if you only eat a couple times a day and you’re working in the
field now you’re going to use up those stored calories you’re going to whatever
has been converted to fat or glycogen you’re gonna use it up before you eat
again and you never have a chance to develop insulin resistance and you can’t
develop insulin resistance if calories if food is scarce now on the
other hand in the last 40 years and escalating is we have had more food
there’s fewer poor people calories are not scarce anymore we are more sedentary
we work more office jobs so we have time and opportunity to eat more frequent
meal we have the means we have the prosperity and the meet the opportunity
to eat more frequent meals and now we start developing insulin resistance so
it’s not as simple a question as is rice good or bad for you white rice is gonna
be bad in the long run because it is refined it’s not a complete food brown
rice could potentially be an okay food so here’s what we need to look at to
determine if you would be okay to maybe have some brown rice so under the yes
column we have if your insulin sensitive so if you’ve had some tests if you’re
lean if you’re active then it should be alright if food is still scarce then
rice is not a problem because rice it raises blood sugar you store away the
excess and you retrieve the excess there will never be a buildup there will never
be insulin resistance food is scarce and that’s again has been
the case for most of the thousands of years that Asians have been eating rice
but it is no longer the case if you have an active lifestyle if you are young and
or if you do intermittent fasting then rice is probably okay it may not be
optimal it may not be the absolute best thing but so it’s an effective efficient
way to feed the world if food is scarce so when is it not okay to eat rice well
if your insulin resistant if you’ve already developed insulin resistance now
your body is resisting burning that fat and every time you eat some rice and you
trigger more insulin you’ll increase the tendency to store more you will promote
insulin resistance and we virtually impossible to reverse to reduce insulin
resistance if you keep putting in the carbs so the rules have changed when you
became insulin resistance you can’t look at a skinny person and say oh this
person is doing this and it works for them you need to do that and just work
out more it doesn’t work like that if there is plenty of food if there is
frequent meals and always a little excess now rice is not a good idea
because it’s going to trigger insulin and insulin is going to make you more
hungry if food is plenty you’re going to eat more if food is scarce not a problem
if you have a sedentary lifestyle if you are older or if you eat three or more
meals a day then rice would not be a good idea and I saw some videos of
some young people some attractive teenage 20 year old people who said that
oh well I eat rice and it’s the natural thing for Asian and it’s good for me
well that person hasn’t gotten into this category yet so sure if your insulin
sensitive and active and young and so forth then it’ll take 10, 15, 20 years for you to develop that problem and that is why we see these tremendous
shifts in diabetes and obesity because it takes a while to to develop that
problem for it to manifest so if we look at this problem on a more global scale
where are we heading well diabetes type 2 which was basically unknown 200 years
ago now has 425 million people in the world have type 2 diabetes and they are
projecting that in 2045 that will be 629 million and they think that the most of
that increase is going to happen in Southeast Asia because that’s where the
largest number of people are and they have just started this ballooning trend
now I hate to say this because I’d like to have a positive outlook on things but
I think that 629 million is a gross understatement because we are just
seeing the beginning of this trend we are seeing more prosperity in the world
we are getting the entire world into the middle class and moving up toward better
and better prosperity we are seeing more and more processed foods and we have
more and more of these people who are already insulin resistant so the way
insulin resistance works again I’ve talked about this in some previous
videos that early on you are insulin sensitive there’s a balance between
glucose and insulin so glucose would be the blue one and insulin would be the
red one but glucose is a controlled variable so 5 or 10 years later the
glucose is still the same because the body is working really hard at keeping
it where it is but insulin has gone up because of all these factors insulin
resistance multiple meals processed foods so it takes more work to keep the
blood sugar down but if we only measure blood sugar we’re not going to see this
and then 15 20 years later blood-glucose is
still okay but it takes three four five times more insulin to keep it down and
then in the end 15 20 25 years into the process now we have type-2 diabetes so
when they talk about these numbers the four hundred and twenty five million
diabetics I think we have three billion people at least who are somewhere in the
process here so again I hate to be negative in that sense but let’s look at
it positively if we understand this if we start understanding insulin
resistance instead of just obesity or blood sugar then we can start doing
something about it and this number doesn’t have to get into the billions
but we have to change something so rice has been a good staple and it still
works if you eat the whole brown rice and your insulin sensitive you’re young
you’re active etc but for most of the world’s population it is not a good idea
anymore because in the US for example eighty seven percent of people are
officially overweight that means eighty seven percent of people are
insulin resistant there is probably less than ten percent over in this group who
are perfectly balanced who have insulin sensitivity the rest of the population
are moving in the wrong direction so is rice good or bad for you well brown rice
can be alright under certain circumstances depending on you white
rice is barely better than white sugar so you want to avoid it except maybe a
few times a year when you have a really good sushi if you enjoyed this video
then I’m sure you’re gonna love that one thank you so much for watching I’ll see
you in the next video

100 Replies to “Asians Were Skinny On Rice For 1000s Of Years – Then Things Went Terribly Wrong – Doctor Explains

  1. Learn more about how to reverse insulin resistance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcQUghF2SKY&list=PLpTTF6wMDLR6yH6LNwrexQT6nssWxj7_Q
    9:50 the book mention can be found on Amazon https://amzn.to/32nfC50
    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Ola Rosling

  2. I the aspect of rice I am confused, because we can find contradicting opinions about this white vs. brown rice issue. Let me explain. I wanted to ask you what do you think of Dr. Gandry and his explanations regarding diet. He is basically not against Ketogenic diet, but he seem to walk one extra mile. He says to avoid certain foods containing some proteins called lectins, of which the gluten is the all-known buzzword one. In case of rice he points out that Asians discovered that processing rice improved their life, and that relate to removal of lectins contained in brown rice. In summary: He gives the exactly opposite recommendation in regard to rice, if you take rice at all that is, because it has high glycemic index. He generally recommends to avoid intake of anything containing lectins, and says how to prepare some foods e.g. beans, to eliminate lectins. I wonder if the two of you are in contact and/or agree to agree or to disagree?

  3. A highly processed, cheap and easily accessable food from the West were introduced to most of their diets. And lives are more sedentary; just as you said. Clean, whole foods, smaller portions, eating more frequently, increasing exercise, staying away from processed foods; these things help. Prosperity isn't the issue as much as westernizing the Asian diet is. The more natural the diet the better. Just my opinion, though.

  4. Very clear and understandable explanation. I have never been a big rice-eater but I have died for bread. Bread, no matter how healthily crafted is worse than brown rice. Tears for me. I will need to push my exercise regime in order to have a single slice of that crusty, crunchy, sour-dough, loaded-with-gluten, hot from the oven, delicacy.

  5. White rice is for kings and brown rice is for peasants goes the general Asian mentality….ahhhhh but let's see who gets the last laugh!😂

  6. You sure like the US people are not putting in long hours farming or in factories so we are getting fat. We still eat like we are running a 200 acre dairy farm or driving a cross country truck run.

  7. Best and most comprehensive explanation about white rice ever. I would like to know what would be the case if someone eats a healthy diet and a lot of rice, yet is unable to gain weight?

  8. Thats why i stand away from rice , pasta and potatoes.They Said that sweet potatoes Are much healthier when ordinary potatoes , but i have never taste them , because i do not like sweet foods.

  9. Regarding Japanese people, there foods been the same for years, almost every dish has sugar and they eat alot of rice and are considered one of the most healthiest people.

  10. I'm Filipino, I eat rice in every meal with meat and vegetals , thrice a day. Like I can consume 1/2 kilo of rice everyday. I'm lazy and eat a lot but, I'm still skinny. 😭

  11. to the young woman abused by a satanic cult – i pray for her to find peace and joy in this life , and that she achieve her hope of healing others …****

  12. It's not the rice. The problems are calorie+sugary dense processed foods (MCDONALD'S, KFC, COCA-COLA) designed to be addictive and overall less physical activity due to technological advancements (Wells, videogames, tv, trains, taxis, vacuums, dish washers, you name it). People forget that every single activity a person does throughout the day can build muscles which boosts metabolism over time.

  13. For as long as I could remember, I never liked rice. Except for some favorite meals that needed rice but I use brown rice.

  14. I've got turkey tail mushrooms on order. The 2 hours of research I did says I won't be sorry.
    Also I'm amazed every one does not know about Indian Gooseberry.

  15. I never like eating white rice, I do love eating brown rice. I do not eat it every day, it's more veggies and pasta. Good to know that B1 helps the body.

  16. But the richest are unhealthy because they always eats at the restaurant compared to poor. Because in Asia if you poor ,you’ll eat more vegetables and fish or they plant their own vegetables in the backyard

  17. Yup. 10 years back I was underweight. 10 years later, today I am overweight with thyroid problems. And it's even more tough to lose weight with thyroid issue. 🤦‍♀️

  18. @ 1:10, it seems remiss to omit the carnivore diet or outright fasting (not intermittent) as one the “strictest version of low-carb.”

  19. excellent analysis! As an 26/yr old Indian, I saw all this happening in last 20-25 years with my own set of eyes. People weren't this obese as i remember when i was a kid. But things started changing as people rose out of poverty to middle class.

  20. I live in Asia and yes, MOST of them are skinny, even though they eat almost invariably white and in the country I live in put sugar into everything. They also eat 3 times a day + snacks, which are usually fruit or snails or insects. Those who are fat are the ones eating Western diet of junk food, including FIZZY DRINKS (they think drinking water is rubbish because it is so cheap that even poor people can afford it) and bigger quantities like their (larger) Caucasian brothers. This change of diet has brought diabetes though, which is the number 1 illness in statistics.
    Our bones really ARE bigger or thicker. As an anecdote, I got a jacket from my taller Asian sister: it fit me at the waist no problem, but I couldn't close the buttons at the chest height and I could hardly move my hands because of my shoulders are wider (definitely not my chest). When I dress like my Asian woman and stand next to them, I look like a ladyboy, which is not something that ever has happened in the West.

  21. hello Dr Ekberg, i have been consuming white rice for many years, i am caucasian, my body Fat is around 8-10% (depending on the season). Would you agree that the 3 law of thermodynamic is more important than glycemic index? As you said – if someone is in caloric deficit it does not matter how much white rice one consumes – the BF % will not increase.
    The opposite is true: If someone will eat very healthy but will get to calorific surplus – the BF% will increase.
    What is your stand on that?

  22. Missed an opportunity to talk about fructose and rice. Though I this video was pretty good and on point. Overconsumption will kill us. Our bodies are out of wack.

  23. I love this. So many “doctors” just like you think they understand all these diseases and their causes. Carbs are not bad for humans. Not at all. Actually, all livings live off of them. Diabetes is only on the rise because processed, denatured food is spreading across the world into places like China, South Korea, and Japan. Processed food lacks fiber. Fiber acts as a buffer when absorbing and metabolizing carbohydrates. Fiber is naturally present in all plant foods, until it’s removed in processing. But as a “doctor” you should know that, right? Ridiculous 🙄

  24. I have been eating white rice with sugar on top for almost 60 years and I have no bad health conditions and I am thin. I think sometimes it has to do with the individual and how many different types of foods they eat like combining a lot of fat with sugar together for example cakes and other high fat high carb foods and all processed foods.

  25. For people saying it’s not the rice: It’s the rice combined with less manual labor, walking and famine. You’re not working it off and clearing your carb storage. Over time, it takes a toll.

  26. ——–"Asians Were Skinny On Rice For 1000s Of Years"——Wrong statement.
    Marco Polo described today's Chinese. Here is what he said……"Cathayans have black hair, small nose, no facial hair, are adicted to sex, and are predisposed to obesity"……
    The reason the Chinese were skinny is because they used to eat one fistful of rice with a few leaves the whole day. It's the quantity that is the problem. Whenever there is too much of whatever, disaster strikes.

  27. Very well explained, you just provided information most doctors, nutritionist and specialist fail to mention. Now I can share this with my friends. Thank God I always stayed away from carbs.

  28. Dr. Sten Ekberg made a big mistake. In 1980 Chinese adults of diabetes was only less than 0.7%, that was around 4 or 5 millions, not 20 millions.

  29. I’m Vietnamese; when I was in the Marine I got away with eating white rice… But now that I have a desk job I got fat. Lol

  30. LOLOL…the world DOES have (roughly) and 9% extreme poverty rate,….and well over 50% POVERTY, THEN it goes to middle class you moron. Way to omit roughly 3.5 billion members of the populace in a single comment.

  31. Asians stayed skinny not because of rice but because of lack of modern amenities and that they had to farm their land. Calories in vs calories out. Rice converts into sugars pretty easy and quickly (carbs) by your body. So eat in moderation, like with everything else.

  32. I live in Thailand it is true commercial rice is polished. However, rice purchased locally from the village is not polished. So most of the villagers eat a healthy rice.

  33. I think your information is good, but your stats are faulty. Saying the number of cases increased over time doesn't account for the fact that the population also increased. It would communicate better just to say the percentage of the population and how it increased.

  34. Avoid sugar, flour, hormones, dairy products, and yeast. Average American eats up to 150 pounds of sugar per years. Sugar is more addictive than cocaine. Avoid too much caffeine as well. Sugar is one of the major causes for inflammation and cancer.

  35. You saying; More food more insulin, less food, less insulin?

    And this is why one must gradually decrease the amount of consumed food, if he wants to lose weight.
    To stand down from one second to another is next to impossible, i knew this from my diets. I guess,
    gradual decrease also decreasing the insulin, and other enzyme production.

  36. I live in the Philippines, and I saw a comment 30% were over weight. Not where I live its 50% here. And many kids and young adults are obese

  37. So I was nearly 400 lbs in 2016 after having my daughter and I can’t exercise due to multiple problems with my back. My Filipino husband insisted we start eating more like he did growing up and we did. I’ve lost over 120 lbs in two years eating rice, veggies and meat. We also switched to using butter. Real butter. No exercise. My back issues have improved and I can move more. We eat rice nearly everyday. The major key is everything in moderation. These meals helped me FEEL FULL while eating significantly less than other foods. I’ve begun eating portion sizes instead of eating 3 portions to myself. I still have bad days and have noted that when we haven’t had rice that week/day I tend to have a worse time staying away from any and all food.

  38. Sugar+carbs (all types of grains)+ saturated oils= obesity=>diabetes

    Even a sedentary way of life is a small part in the problem.

    My advice: get a glucometer and check every food you eat an watch which food trigger your glucose levels. Not all the bodies react to foods in the same way.

  39. I have been watching a vietnamese guy sing a parody about americans stealing theyre rice… Whats wrong with me?

  40. Thank you for confirming something I have said for years. I have always seen rice as the dessert even when it is served as dinner.

  41. It's definitely the fast food. With school, internships, jobs, it was convenient for me to pick up fast food. Efficiency. Things are different for me now but during the time I was going to school….rip body and health.

  42. Joke I have been telling for a while: For hundreds of years we ate rice and worked in the fields. Now we eat rice and sit in an air conditioned office moving a mouse with our wrists as our main activity.

  43. Dont need a science degree to figure it out. Eyeball test is all you need. 20 yrs ago in Vietnam and Thailand rarely did you see anyone fat. Now only old people are slim. The young ones and children are too busy going to 7-11 for their morning sugar fix to worry about health

  44. This is just advertisement 🧐 y don't you just say that. I don't know maybe US needs this but INDIA and CHINA have better alternatives

  45. Asians had high physical work via farming etc. which needed the food intake. Now they are less physically productive, living a city life rice is fattening with less work.

  46. Every culture is changing to a more stationary form of work which will make one more weighted if eating a farmers way of life meal. The US does this as well heavily… they still eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with heavy farmers type breakfast, a lot have heavy farmer type lunches and dinners which cause obesity.

  47. Very good, thorough explanation of the processes. I really enjoyed this video. This was my first exposure to Dr. Ekberg and, after watching this, I've subscribed to the channel. I'm a big fan of Keto and IF and this video really shows why it's so important.

  48. You missed the mark on this one.

    The real reason is because of plant oils. Moving away from animal Fats into overly processed, highly oxidised plant oils, is causing the health problems.

  49. Eat less, less junk food/drinks, fewer carbs = weight loss. Then make it a habit = weight maintain. The key here is making it a habit, so don't go overboard with weight loss. The main problem within my family (Chinese), they load the bowls with rice and accompany it with a little bit of meat or veggie. Being Asian, it's hard to get rid of rice for a keto diet. Instead, I just switched the roles of rice and side dish making the side dish my main food. Then proceed to cut out soft drinks, chips, and beer. Lost 40lbs in 3 months and never starve for weight loss; I liked my weight at 150lbs so now I added back a tiny bit of junk food and beer. Surprisingly, cutting them out for a few months made me not crave them and have no motivation to buy or consume. Also stopped following the 3 meals a day thing, I just eat when I'm hungry and don't eat if im not. Resist the junk food.

  50. I usually eat brown rice as a source of energy for running. Plus on top of eating carbs, I fast a lot and managed to lose a lot of weight. I think it really depends on your diet and if you eat McDonald and stuff like that. I don't really eat fast food, I mostly eat home made meals.

  51. 1. Stop eating restaurant food except on special occasions.
    2. Eat more meat and veggies/fruit and avoid grain and starch most of the time. Also avoid processed sugar. Eat fresh food when you can.
    3. Sleep for 7-8 hours a night.
    4. Exercise
    5. Drink WATER. Stay away from caffeine most of the time (coffee, tea, etc) as it can play with your hormones and aid weight-gain.

  52. Seeing this more and more. Rice is hopeless unless you are also hungry a lot of the time. ! I agree 3 bn people already pretty much diabetic.

  53. FYI, I saw on news reports that rice has arsenic, and that brown rice has more arsenic than white rice. Now I’m scared to get brown rice instead of white. ☹️

  54. Mmm great advice. However, is there anything like vitamin B4, B8, B10 and B11? This is the first time I heard of them; what do they do?

  55. Im here in Asia and its a combination of many things: overeating rice at eateries who continually pile it on your plate, junk food, Western fast food everywhere , lack of exercise, sitting in car locally for 2-3 hours per day because of traffic, & simply modern lifestyle choices

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