If white rice is so bad, why do the populations that base their diet heavily on white rice have such amazingly low rates of heart disease and diabetes? The problem with white rice was that it was devoid of thiamine. As a result, people who depended too heavily on unenriched white rice as their food source were at risk for a deficiency disease called beriberi. But as long as you get some other source of thiamine and fiber, there's nothing wrong with white rice.
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