Rice that’s not so healthy for you

Inorganic arsenic is classified as a first level carcinogen with negative effects on human health. There are absolutely no safe levels for inorganic arsenic anywhere; including that found in rice and rice-based foods. This makes for major health concerns for young children because rice is a very popular food source during child weaning, because exposure to high levels of arsenic raises the risk for cancer and heart disease. Children who get too much arsenic have lower IQs and poorer intellectual function. Testing finds that infants and young children typically have 2 to 3 times inorganic arsenic levels than adults. Rice naturally contains higher arsenic concentrations than other grains because it is grown in flooded rice paddies and has a unique physiology that takes up arsenic. High concentrations of inorganic arsenic are usually found in the bran layers – making a higher arsenic risk for rice bran products. But the bran is where the folate and other vital nutrients in rice thrive. Take away the bran and you are pretty much left with starch.

Hey kid, is that arsenic you're eating?

Hey kid, is that arsenic you’re eating?

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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