2. Brown rice
Good news for the gluten intolerant! You can eat as much rice as you like. Rice is a whole-grain food that’s a staple for many nations around the world. Rice is high in fiber and healthy carbs, making it the ideal replacement for any gluten-bearing grains.
If you want the healthiest version, buy wild brown rice. This variation of the whole-grain comes with added health benefits of traditional white rice. It’s low glycemic index of 55, compared to white rice’s GI of 64, means that it digests slowly. Wild brown rice provides a slow-release of energy throughout the day. The whole-grain comes stacked with gut-healthy fiber that sweeps the GI tract clean. As an added benefit, it’s also good for heart health and lowers cholesterol production.
Wild brown rice is an excellent source of selenium which boosts the immune system, as well as magnesium which the body uses in over 300-biological functions.