why we eat white rice Purely Talk #18

by purelytwins

Hello luvs,

Today is Thursday and you know what that means…it’s time for another Purely Talk. We are on Purely Talk #18!! Crazy. Just thinking about all the questions and recipes we have made on purely talk… we are excited for what the future brings… we are working on some more health related ones coming soon.

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We are answering numerous comments about why we tend to eat white rice over brown rice, quinoa, etc. Great question.

Why we eat WHITE rice?

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You know we would never tell you or force you to eat something you don’t want to it. We just like to share what we do and why.

Just because we eat something does not mean you have to or should. You have to find and experiment with what your body likes.

white rice with dinner

Eating white rice has been a topic that many of you over the past few months have been asking us. Whenever we show meals of us eating white rice, we get asked all the time… why?

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Today we are answering that question – why white rice? Why don’t we eat quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice, etc?

why white rice

We are here to answer why we like white rice over brown rice.

There are a few reasons why:

  • are bodies do best with it
  • it’s a good quick carb source for us
  • easy for us to digest
  • less irriatating to our gut as we are still healing our gut
  • no bloating
  • gives us energy
  • we just enjoy it

love our white rice purelytwins

We like white rice! shhhh 😉

We don’t really believe there are good and bad foods just about finding foods that work with your body and that you ENJOY eating.

In the video we discuss 3 main reasons why we eat white rice.

Again like we mentioned at the end of video – no rules. Always listen to your body.

We hope this helps answers to why we eat white rice over brown rice.

We do feel eating white rice can be healthy for those reasons mentioned above and in video. We do not worry about nutrients we are missing from white rice as long as we get an overall balanced diet in our other eats… we feel everything will balance out.


white rice easy to digest

We don’t have anything against brown rice or quinoa or any other grain/legume/seed we just find that CURRENTLY white rice is providing us with what we need. Who knows maybe in a few months we might be eating something different. But to us that is the FUN part about life. Always learning. Always trying new things. Always being #purelyyou along the way.

Just experiment with having white rice and see how you feel. Really it comes down to personal preference.

Don’t ever feel stuck with your eats. We feel that is when a lot of health or even eating disorders can come into play…when you are afraid of eating a certain food. Do not be afraid of food. It is more about finding YOUR BALANCE.

We all have personal favorites or unique taste for things. So try new things. Break away from your normal pattern IF it is NOT working for you. Otherwise keep on enjoying life. Enjoying the foods you like. 🙂

Few articles on rice:

Is rice unhealthy?

Why I eat white rice instead of brown?

Why I started to eat white rice.

Twins question: We love to hear your thoughts about eating white rice? Do you like it? Do you feel it is ‘healthy’ to eat? Or do you find yourself liking brown rice better?


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Amber October 10, 2013 - 9:38 am

I am glad you guys posted this article. There are a lot of diets out there telling you what foods are “safe” and “ok” and what foods you should avoid. I am slowly learning, however, that everyone’s bodies are DIFFERENT. They have different needs and different intolerances. It’s up to each person to figure out what works for their body and what doesn’t. There are a lot of “healthy” foods out there that are VERY beneficial to one person, but to another person, it may be the very thing that is making them sick! I love white rice personally and I eat it often. 🙂 It is a “safe” food for me.

purelytwins October 10, 2013 - 10:14 am

exactly Amber you nailed it 🙂
so happy you are finding what foods work for you, and that white rice is safe for you!

lauren alysse October 10, 2013 - 12:03 pm

also white rice has lower levels of arsenic, a known human carcinogen! while the levels might not be high enough to actually increase your risks of developing cancer, i’m always one to reduce my exposures to chemicals!

purelytwins October 10, 2013 - 12:39 pm

yep, another great reason Lauren 🙂

Laura @losingrace October 10, 2013 - 2:36 pm

I’m a quinoa girl more than rice- but otherwise I choose brown over white. I do eat white rice when ordering take out (which is once in a while) but that is about it. I guess I always felt like white rice weighed me down more or gave me that blah feeling- which led me to brown rice which I read to be healthier and sit better in my stomach. Quinoa is my favorite though because it has so many more benefits, particularly protein levels and the fact that it doesn’t leave me feeling weighted down afterwards.

purelytwins October 10, 2013 - 3:37 pm

Laura glad you found things that your body likes 🙂

Meg @ A Dash of Meg October 10, 2013 - 4:10 pm

i saw SOOOO many people asking you why why why why why hahaha so this was a great post, girls. it’s truly all about:
– not avoiding/restricting
– doing what works for you
– enjoying what you’re doing 🙂

i love you girls so much and keep doing what you’re doing like i know you will <3

purelytwins October 10, 2013 - 5:25 pm

thanks sweetie 🙂 we love you too!!

Anna @ Fitness à la Anna October 10, 2013 - 4:47 pm

I think that its great that you ladies are able to listen to your bodies and not feel the need to go along with the health craze du jour. I am still in the experimentation stage, but def love me some rice 🙂

purelytwins October 10, 2013 - 5:25 pm

thanks Anna, glad you are trying to find what works for you, it’s a long journey but worth it 🙂

Libby October 10, 2013 - 8:03 pm

Rice is such a versatile staple food and is definitely part of my diet for much the same reasons you guys have outlined. One big difference for me is that I love to mix things up a little so quinoa is also a favourite along with good old fashioned mashed potatoes 🙂

purelytwins October 10, 2013 - 8:24 pm


Cara's Healthy Cravings October 10, 2013 - 8:58 pm

I love all kinds of rice, sometimes I do a blend of a couple different kinds, depending on the dish I am pairing it with.
I stumbled upon this recipe today and I thought you would both appreciate it…looks so yummy! Rice, beans, mango, plantain, could it get any better? 🙂

purelytwins October 10, 2013 - 9:33 pm

oh wow yummy!!

lindsay October 10, 2013 - 10:12 pm

white organic rice is easy to digest and it’s a lifesaver for us too! we use it for fuel and sticky rice cakes for the husband. but like you said, ,to each their own. You gotta find out what works best for your body.

purelytwins October 10, 2013 - 10:33 pm

yahoo for more white rice love 😉 and yes gotta find out what works for you!

Cat October 11, 2013 - 10:31 am

This is such a coincidence I was having a ‘rice love’ convo with a friend yesterday and we agreed it’s one of our top carb sources, regardless of the bad rap it gets! I discovered my love for short grain, slightly sticky rice in Japan and it’s been a staple ever since!

purelytwins October 11, 2013 - 11:53 am

awesome Cat so happy to hear it!!!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 11, 2013 - 11:22 am

I am a firm believer in eating what works for you! How we eat is not a one size fits all scenario. Love that you two are sharing what works for you. Hopefully this will help others not be so afraid to try something that may go against what the food industry tells them to eat without knowing each persons’ personal issues. Love you ladies!

purelytwins October 11, 2013 - 11:54 am

thanks girl!! you’re sooo right, not a one size fits all!! xoxo

Nancy A. October 11, 2013 - 12:16 pm

This is so good to know. Everywhere I turn, they say b. I brown rice is better for you. I make it every way I can think of and still think it tastes strange and then don’t eat any. Now I will feel better about my jasmine rice and all the others I truly enjoy!! Thank you for such a great place for information!!

purelytwins October 11, 2013 - 1:04 pm

your welcome Nancy 🙂

Nancy A. October 11, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Sorry about my computer glitch!! It types what it wants sometimes! But, your site is very informative and I am going to get plantains when I go shopping. Never have had them before!!


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