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Popular method of cooking rice may be poisoning you

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vgane

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We should change our rice preparation as per this! What are your views?

Popular method of cooking rice may be poisoning you


Alex Lasker, AOL.com

Feb 9th 2017

Rice lovers of the world, we have some terrible news for you.

A study conducted by scientists from Queen's University Belfast found that boiling rice can expose those who eat it to unsafe amounts of arsenic -- yes, that arsenic.

The deadly toxin has been shown to occur in the grain as a result of industrial pesticides used in the growing process.

Although there have been laws present since 2014 to protect the public from high levels of poison in rice, Professor Andy Meharg believes that more needs to be done to protect those who eat large amounts of rice from toxic substances.


Professor Meharg teamed up with the BBC program 'Trust Me, I'm a Doctor' to share some useful tips on cooking rice that can reduce the level of poison present at the time of consumption.

Unfortunately, one of the most popular styles of rice preparation -- boiling rice in water until the water is totally absorbed into the rice -- causes rice to retain nearly all of its original arsenic.
Instead, Meharg recommends the following process:

  • Soak your rice overnight – this opens up the grain and allows the arsenic to escape
  • Drain the rice and rinse thoroughly with fresh water
  • For every part rice add five parts water and cook until the rice is tender – do not allow it to boil dry
  • Drain the rice and rinse again with hot water to get rid of the last of the cooking water
  • Serve your reduced-arsenic rice
Maybe it takes a little more time, but for the sake of reducing our arsenic intake, it seems like its worth the effort.

https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2017/02/09/popular-method-of-cooking-rice-may-be-poisoning-you/21710871/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00001389
 

tbs

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hi

now a days ...everything is poison.....water polluted...air polluted....all vegetables/grains more pesticide....we have

to live in a polluted/poison community life.....
 

Raji Ram

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.. now a days ...everything is poison.....water polluted...air polluted....all vegetables/grains more pesticide....we have

to live in a polluted/poison community life.....
Added to these, hate crimes are increasing all over the globe!

Hence I wrote yesterday

My post was to point out that NO INDIVIDUAL is safe in India.

Even in other countries, hate crimes are happening.

World is slowly becoming unfit to live in peace! Too bad.
 

renuka

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hi

now a days ...everything is poison.....water polluted...air polluted....all vegetables/grains more pesticide....we have

to live in a polluted/poison community life.....
That way at least Shiva devotees can appease Lord Shiva to consume all Poison (Halahala)...but what would non Shiva devotees do?
 

Raji Ram

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That way at least Shiva devotees can appease Lord Shiva to consume all Poison (Halahala)...but what would non Shiva devotees do?
They will tell the story of PasmAsura to prove that Shiva takes refuge in Vishnu.
Hence no poison will harm Vishnu bhakthAs! :peace:
 
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