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White rice -not a bad choice so it seems for IBS-D!

I noticed that whenever I eat white rice for dinner, my gut feels calmer ...SO much calmer....no bloating, rumblings or discomfort, and just a healthy amount of gas-passing! Not extreme.
I sleep a little better, and the mornings are not as "bathroom dramatic" with fairly normal bm's., which ends up with me in a more positive mood for the day.

But I felt a bit guilty about eating it. as for 40+ years I ate a wholefood diet, and wouldn't have ever eaten white rice. But noticing I feel a little better on it, I am happy to eat it now.

I can't argue with my gut, which is much calmer when I eat white rice than if I eat pasta or even peeled potatoes.

So I thought I'd check what possible health woes I was storing up for myself by eating white rice. I found this webpage:
https://www.verywellfit.com/lifters-still-choose-white-rice-over-brown-3121319

  1. Thank you for sharing your experience! White rice is my number 1 safe food, I have IBS-D as well. I eat it with absolutely everything and it's the only carb that doesn't cause any bloating at all (as you said, even potatoes and gluten-free pasta do). I used to feel so guilty about eating such a carb-heavy diet, especially when I lived in Paris where people don't seem to eat carbs at all, ever. I've now come to the conclusion that "healthy" food is food that doesn't make me sick. As long as you have no deficiencies or other health problems, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Hope you're having a symptom-free day! - Karina (team member)


    1. I make a lot of rice pudding for dessert. I make it on the stovetop with an easy recipe.

      1. That sounds nice, Ange. I personally have noticed that spices such as Cinnamon and Ginger don't upset my belly. And I am sure rice pudding would be tasty with a sprinkle of Cinnamon .
        It's good to know that white rice isn't as bad for us as we used to think, if weight lifters choose to eat it!

        1. White rice....my go to when I have a bad flare up. I sprinkle a little bit of seaweed on it and makes it tasty.

          1. Thank you for sharing , that sounds nice! I'm glad you have a safe food you can eat during flares. Wishing you all the best, Karina (team member)

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