If you want to lose weight, you can’t eat much rice. Rice is a starchy carbohydrate, which turns into sugar in your body and helps pack on the pounds.
But wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a wand and turn rice into a guilt-free food?
Well, you don’t need a wand to make it happen. All you need is to add a spoonful of this … and — presto! — you can eat twice as much rice without gaining weight.
Here’s the Proof
As you may know, there are two types of starches, digestible starches and resistant starches.
Resistant starches, like green plantains and yucca, pass through your digestive tract largely intact. Digestible starches, like cooked rice and pasta, get digested into sugar as soon as you eat them.
You may have heard that you can get around this problem by refrigerating the rice. That’s because when rice is refrigerated, the rice becomes gelatinous and turns from a digestible starch into a resistant starch.
The problem, however, is that as soon as you reheat the rice, it becomes digestible starch again.
But a group of university researchers figured out how to solve this problem. They found that rice will remain resistant if you simply add coconut oil when you’re cooking it!
Reason: Coconut oil changes the chemical structure of rice so it remains resistant to the actions of digestive enzymes.
Here’s What to Do
All you have to do is add a teaspoon of coconut oil to boiling water. Then add half a cup of rice and cook for 20-25 minutes.
After it cooks, refrigerate it for at least 12 hours. Then, when you’re ready to eat the rice, simply reheat it.
It really couldn’t be easier to enjoy your rice and avoid the weight gain!