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White Rice vs Brown Rice vs Quinoa Nutrition Facts (WHAT IS HEALTHIER)



On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m answering a viewer question about, based on the nutrition facts, which is healthier: white rice vs brown rice vs quinoa.

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  1. Yeah but if your an athlete you can’t eat 6 cups of brown rice or quinoa, you need something more easily digestible like white rice.

  2. the difference is too small between white rice and brown rice compare to your body so it is irrelevant.

  3. Hi!
    I like eggs but get bored of eating them every morning. I would like to alternate between eggs and a meal replacement shake in the morning. I am having a hard time choosing between a protein power and a meal replacement powder when I really am looking for something that has protein and can replace my usual breakfast choice. Lastly, I do not like whey protein and prefer plant based powders, but haven't found one that isn't gritty and is filling. Can you recommend an alternative to whey protein? Can you please provide some insight. I'd appreciate any information you can pass along. Thanks!

  4. I just tried quinoa for the first time today and it was much better then expected. I just don't like brown rice that much but love white rice, this is a great alternative which I will definitely be eating more of…

  5. I need more people like you in my life.. My friend are all beer and takeaways..
    You need to come to Ireland to workout with me 🙂
    I pronounce Quinoa the same way too… Ill try do a full swap with the brown rice 🙂

  6. This has been on my mind. Great info. I always see Bodybuilders preach white rice in massive amounts but i rarely see them use brown and NEVEr see the quinoa? There are a few types of quinoa? Red, brown?? Please advise.

    Love the info available. Thank you!

  7. It is not better if there is no nutritional content in it. I mean, you are eating to live, eat what will support that. You need all the nutrition you can in todays world!!!

  8. Asian civilizations have lived on white rice for centuries and they are known to work well into their 80's and even 90's – slim, trim, healthy and sturdy people!

    So I know that you have a point, but.. Come on.. White rice is better than so much other stuff.

  9. love quinoa: its from the family of the Amaranthus (flowers easily to found in flower shop)
    the mostfamous one is the fox tail. 🙂 just to let you know ..

  10. I keep hitting send mistakenly lol! Ok, but the washing might help to get my boyfriend to eat it…he kept saying it had a butter taste which I don't taste but apparently he did (super picky eater!). Thanks for the vid! Illl be sure to check out Brenda Lee Turner. I love Bexs vids, your vids, so probably Brenda's vids too! Thanks!

  11. I'm usually having brown rice. Recently, I moved to brown flour as well and I must say it feels so much better, healthier 🙂 I've never tried quinoa but I'll give it a try as soon as you post some food recipes video with it 🙂

  12. I lear about quinoa ( quinua ) back in PERU, where is very popular in the Andes, and you right is an amazing source of nutrientes, Ill try to share some great recipes, their is sooo many. cheers and thank you.

  13. Queen Noa? Quinoa? I didn't know it, but I certainly will try it!

    Protein, vitamine B2 and E, 3 minerals (and good for gluten-free diet) !

  14. Whoa!! I just commented on your Facebook how much I like Brenda Leigh Turner! She's awesome. Just bought some quinoa and going to try it in the next couple of days. 🙂

  15. It makes me "laugh" when people tell me "What the hell is quinoa" … maaaan you have to know it 😛 it's so great ! I really like to cook it with salsa 🙂 have a nice day Brad, you're the best, I have to say that again 😛

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