New low-calorie rice could help cut rising obesity rates

New low-calorie rice could help cut rising obesity rates

A new, easy method for cooking rice could reduce calories by as much as 60 percent. Credit: Anoja Megalathan, Institute of Chemistry, College of Chemical Sciences, Sri Lanka

Scientists have developed a new, simple way to cook rice that could cut the number of calories absorbed by the body by more than half, potentially reducing obesity rates, which is especially important in countries where the food is a staple.

The presentation will take place here at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-03-low-calorie-rice-obesity.html#jCp

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