There are several advantages of cooking rice in a clay pot. If you have tried it, you must already be aware of most of these. For instance, rice cooks soft, fluffy and each grain separate from one another in a clay pot – without using any oils or additives. On the other hand, while cooking rice in conventional pots, they mostly turn out to be mushy and taste quite bland. But the important thing is – what happens to the carbohydrates? Let’s find out…
Types of Carbohydrates in Rice
Rice contains simple and complex carbohydrates. The body needs a balance of both for optimal management of insulin – a naturally produced hormone that controls sugar levels in blood. Simple carbs break quickly and release glucose, but complex carbs burn and release energy slowly AND are responsible for proper insulin management and production (by the pancreas).
Rice Cooked in Conventional Cookware
Complex carbs, the slow burning kind– are delicate and subject to damage with harsh heat from conventional pots. The problem with metals and ceramic cookware is that they give out harsh near-infrared heat. It is evident from the fact that touching a hot metal/ceramic pot burns your fingers. It does something similar to the delicate complex carbs. As a result, the cooked rice is left with only simple carbs and starch, causing an essential nutritional deficiency.
Rice Cooked in Pure Clay Pot
When you cook rice in pure clay pots, it not only cooks fluffy and better tasting, all the nutrients are saved as well. Thanks to the earthen, far-infrared heat, the simple carbs and the more delicate complex carbs stay intact. A balanced proportion of these two keeps body functions healthy and its ability to produce insulin slowly improves again!
When you keep providing your body a balanced diet with its nutrients intact, the insulin levels are well-managed once again and this helped greatly in healing my DIABETES! When you switch to clay cookware, you start feeling healthier with higher energy levels (thanks to nutritionally rich food) and a stronger immune system!
It’s never too late to make a change in the right direction, switch to pure clay cookware for your family’s health!