Brown rice

Brown Rice
If you haven't made the switch from white rice to brown rice yet, we ask: what are you waiting for?! This is a whole grain that is a top source for magnesium, a mineral that your body uses for more than 300 chemical reactions. Plus it keeps you full longer since it's a complex carbohydrate that won't spike your blood sugar.
We love brown rice in many recipes, including Brown Rice Salad with Cilantro Dressing, Beef and Brown Rice Soup and Jalapeño Rice Fritters.

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Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.