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Saudis and Their Unhealthy Love of Rice
Saudi Gazette ^ | Thursday, April 03, 2014 | Talal Al-Qashqari

Posted on 04/06/2014 3:58:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway

I don’t know of any other food that harms us more than rice, which despite its many benefits is unhealthy if consumed in large quantities. There are only a few countries in the world whose people eat rice in large quantities like Saudis, and they include people in countries in South Asia and in Japan and Indonesia. But these people eat rice in a healthy way - either boiled or steamed.

We, on the other hand, eat rice in an unhealthy way by preparing it in oil, butter or ghee and other unhealthy ingredients, all of which are high in fat. It is very difficult for our poor stomachs to digest such ingredients. The liver, which produces biochemicals that are necessary for digestion, also suffers. The glucose derived from rice remains in the liver without being converted into glycogen, and therefore starts a fight with the pancreas, which is the gland that produces enzymes to regulate blood sugar and fluids that help with digestion. Thus, not only is the stomach at risk but also the liver and kidneys and, ultimately, our bodies are the losers.

As far as the economic aspect is concerned, numerous reports have noted the enormous amount of food we waste, a deplorable practice that costs the national economy SR1.6 billion per year. This also shows our extravagance, for which we may have to suffer the consequences as Allah does not like extravagance. There are several places in various parts of the world that have been put to the test due to extravagance. The large amount of money lost on wasted food is sufficient to lift a large number of people out of poverty if we only tackled the issue in a proper manner.

Finally, I want to say that we must give only secondary importance to eating any dish made of rice like kabsa, mandi, bukhari and biryani. Our first priority should be to give importance to the health and economic aspects with regard to eating rice.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: arsenic; nutrition; rice; saudiarabia
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1 posted on 04/06/2014 3:58:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

What a worry-wart. Stop fretting. Eat as much rice as you want. The more oil and butter you use the better.


2 posted on 04/06/2014 3:59:53 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: nickcarraway

That actually looks pretty good. And I’m a picky person.


3 posted on 04/06/2014 4:00:33 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: nickcarraway

For a second there I thought they meant Condi.


4 posted on 04/06/2014 4:00:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Texas Eagle
What a worry-wart. Stop fretting. Eat as much rice as you want. The more oil and butter you use the better.

I would also encourage them to take up smoking.

5 posted on 04/06/2014 4:02:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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6 posted on 04/06/2014 4:04:25 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Made me hungry.


7 posted on 04/06/2014 4:04:33 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: nickcarraway

Even better with a pork chop!


8 posted on 04/06/2014 4:04:49 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: nickcarraway


9 posted on 04/06/2014 4:05:22 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: dfwgator

And all that talk about looking both ways before crossing the street, pure sophistry.


10 posted on 04/06/2014 4:06:23 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

And they should encourage more women drivers.


11 posted on 04/06/2014 4:07:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

It doesn’t take a lot of brains to point out that the problem is “oil, butter or ghee,” not rice. And then blame it on the rice.

The real problem would seem to be inbreeding. And a society where no one is allowed to question or correct the designated authority figures.


12 posted on 04/06/2014 4:07:15 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: dfwgator

And show in-car videos on the joys of texting and driving.


13 posted on 04/06/2014 4:08:46 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: nickcarraway
“Allah does not like extravagance.” Tell that to the Saudi rulers with all their wives, in addition to all those jihadis and their extra heads—how does that work? Do these Islamic people want to be taken seriously? This is a joke, but one forced upon everyone other than themselves.
14 posted on 04/06/2014 4:08:58 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: dfwgator

I was introduced biryani in Saudi Arabia and then again in Egypt (all at Paki restaurants). Found some passable examples in CT and FL. It’s yummy!


15 posted on 04/06/2014 4:09:11 PM PDT by Ax
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To: dfwgator

I would also encourage them to take up smoking.

And, let’s not forget the benefits of Scotch Whisky


16 posted on 04/06/2014 4:10:22 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Paisan

"Whiskey.........All You Want..."

17 posted on 04/06/2014 4:12:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BunnySlippers

Paging Paula Deen!f


18 posted on 04/06/2014 4:16:57 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: nickcarraway

I actually thought this thread was going to be about Condoleeza before I clicked on. lol


19 posted on 04/06/2014 4:17:09 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!
Rice, the other white non-meat.


20 posted on 04/06/2014 4:21:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: “Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?”)
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To: dfwgator

That’s funny. However, I do recall reading that Gadafi, the now deposed Libyan leader was greatly enamored with Condi as she went on her introduction tour in those high black boots.


21 posted on 04/06/2014 4:23:02 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: nickcarraway

What?

No goat eyes?


22 posted on 04/06/2014 4:35:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Texas Eagle

I guess too much rice makes 50 year old men want to marry 11 year old girls and watch dancing boys. Just say no to rice. :-)


23 posted on 04/06/2014 4:36:54 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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24 posted on 04/06/2014 4:37:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway
The liver, which produces biochemicals that are necessary for digestion, also suffers. The glucose derived from rice remains in the liver without being converted into glycogen, and therefore starts a fight with the pancreas, which is the gland that produces enzymes to regulate blood sugar and fluids that help with digestion. Thus, not only is the stomach at risk but also the liver and kidneys and, ultimately, our bodies are the losers.

the Saudi food experts have me confused. Are they saying it's rice itself that causes the problems or just when butter is added?

25 posted on 04/06/2014 4:39:02 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: nickcarraway

If it tastes good eat it. High fat is good for you.


26 posted on 04/06/2014 4:40:20 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Cicero

Ghee. What is ghee?


27 posted on 04/06/2014 4:40:28 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: lee martell

They found a scrapbook about her in his home/tent.


28 posted on 04/06/2014 4:42:25 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: dfwgator
Good afternoon.

For a second there I thought they meant Condi.

Ya know what scares me about you? One day when we meet, you will probably finish my sentences before I can.

5.56mm

29 posted on 04/06/2014 4:44:29 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Texas Eagle; nickcarraway
Eat as much rice as you want. The more oil and butter you use the better.

It would be even better if they add 1/2 cup of sugar to each cup of rice.

30 posted on 04/06/2014 4:45:38 PM PDT by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: DariusBane

I think it’s a variant of butter.


31 posted on 04/06/2014 4:48:23 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DariusBane

Clarified butter, originally from India.


32 posted on 04/06/2014 4:55:47 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: DuncanWaring

Ghee is clarified liquid butter. It’s pretty big in Indian cuisine as well.


33 posted on 04/06/2014 4:56:23 PM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: DariusBane

Clarified butter. They spoon out all the stuff that forms on top when melting butter.


34 posted on 04/06/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: nickcarraway

Rice... WHITE rice. Time for a jihad!


35 posted on 04/06/2014 4:59:31 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: nickcarraway

As Brigadier Charleston used to say, “A shot of Bombay Sapphire cancels the unhealthy effects of all that fat.”


36 posted on 04/06/2014 5:01:06 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: nickcarraway
From the article: "The glucose derived from rice remains in the liver without being converted into glycogen, ..."

More than one type of "glucose"? This is news to me.

37 posted on 04/06/2014 5:02:33 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: coydog

My first recollection of the word was in the tale of “Little Black Sambo”.

Something about Sambo running around a tree, pursued by a tiger, and running so fast that the tiger eventually overheated and turned into ghee.


38 posted on 04/06/2014 5:02:42 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DariusBane

Ghee - another name for clarified butter.


39 posted on 04/06/2014 5:03:30 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Ax

Where in CT??

Please!!


40 posted on 04/06/2014 5:03:55 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: DariusBane
"Ghee is a class of clarified butter that originated in India and is commonly used in South Asian cuisine and ritual. The word ghee comes from Sanskrit: घृत and has several names around the world." Wikipedia.
41 posted on 04/06/2014 5:09:21 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: nickcarraway

Go ahead. Pig out. Oops sorry about that.


42 posted on 04/06/2014 5:10:23 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“I guess too much rice makes 50 year old men want to marry 11 year old girls and watch dancing boys. Just say no to rice. :-)”

Uhhhh - - - those Muslims are not just watching those boys.
Buggering boys is more popular than sex with goats/sheep.


43 posted on 04/06/2014 5:18:19 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t know what that is but I’d eat the whole thing if I had it right now! ;-)


44 posted on 04/06/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: nickcarraway

I suggest vegan diets all around for these people. The sooner they abandon traditional diets and concomitant beliefs the better. Their society will disintegrate soon; soon enough for our to still have some life left.


45 posted on 04/06/2014 5:38:54 PM PDT by bakeneko
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Oil & butter is necessary to counter-balance the overdose of low quality carbs in rice. Add to the list of rice eaters from SE Asia..south Indians. Common thread? All rice eaters are more intelligent compared to others. Must be some brain food in rice somewhere in there.


46 posted on 04/06/2014 5:42:31 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: DariusBane

My mom in India heated home made butter to boiling point which separated the fat from non fat ingredients in butter.
The non-fat stuff rose to the top and was skimmed off. The remaining liquid is Ghee, which could last for weeks without refrigeration. (almost no one had no refrigerators in those days).


47 posted on 04/06/2014 5:46:19 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: entropy12

All the countries that eat a lot of rice have a big diabetes problem.


48 posted on 04/06/2014 6:22:52 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: nickcarraway
Dear Saudis, You know what's a really great rice condimetnt?

Heroin.

49 posted on 04/06/2014 7:37:15 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: nickcarraway

That doesn’t look half bad.


50 posted on 04/06/2014 7:37:56 PM PDT by Sawdring
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