Rice Flour: Properties and Benefits of Gluten-Free Flour

 Rice Flour: Properties and Benefits of Gluten-Free Flour

Lena Fisher

A rice flour is an alternative, gluten-free option to wheat flour. Besides being a possible version for celiacs and gluten-intolerant people, it can benefit your health. Made from milled rice (white or whole grain), this flour is more viscous than others, besides being rich in B vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc. In addition, it is a good source of fiber and protein.

Read more: Types of gluten-free flours

Benefits of rice flour in the diet

Protects heart health

Besides being an option for celiacs, rice flour helps to better regulate the level of cholesterol in the blood. High cholesterol can lead to serious cardiovascular problems.

Combats constipation

Constipation can be a result of a diet with low fiber intake, so consuming alternative flour can prevent constipation, since it is rich in insoluble complex carbohydrates. Keeping the body hydrated also helps.

Healthy Muscles

A source of protein and B vitamins, rice flour helps keep muscles healthy and strong. For those who want to gain lean mass, its addition is a good idea.

Helps with weight loss

Due to the amount of fiber, the flour promotes a greater feeling of satiety, thus avoiding overeating. In addition, by fighting constipation, it also combats abdominal swelling.

How to include rice flour in the diet

  • Breads
  • Cakes
  • Candy recipes
  • Pancake
  • Quiches and pies

Besides being very versatile and can be used in many recipes, flour can easily be made at home. Therefore, for this one must:

  1. Put 500 grams of rice into a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder;
  2. Turn on the appliance and mix the flour until you get the desired consistency;
  3. Repeat the two steps with the rest of the rice until you have the required amount.

The type of rice selected should vary according to the type of flour desired. Thus, to make whole grain flour, whole grain should be used.

Read also: Best substitutes for wheat flour

Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.