Prevent cancer with the Fiber and Selenium
Brown rice is an excellent source of manganese and a good source of the minerals selenium and magnesium.
For people worried about colon cancer risk, brown rice packs a double punch by being a concentrated source of the fiber needed to minimize the amount of time cancer-causing substances spend in contact with colon cells, and being a very good source of selenium, a trace mineral that has been shown to substantially reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Vitamin E may also help protect skin from ultraviolet radiation and sunburns. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage caused by unstable substances called free radicals. Free radicals can harm cells, tissues, and organs. They are believed to lay a role in certain conditions associated with aging.
Magnesium in brown rice is helpful for reducing the severity of asthma, lowering high blood pressure, reducing the frequency of migraine headaches, and reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Low Saturated Fat
Diets low in saturated fat and rich in grain products may significantly reduce the risk of heart diseases and colon cancer.