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How can I reduce my exposure to arsenic in rice products?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you regularly consume rice and rice products, consider these suggestions and alternatives:
  • To mimic the texture of rice, use whole oats and cook with less water and without stirring.
  • Try whole grains like quinoa, barley, and millet.
  • Drink hemp and almond milk rather than rice drinks.
  • Reduce arsenic in the rice you eat as an adult. Soaking the rice beforehand until it becomes clear and cooking it “pasta style,” with extra water in the rice pot (6 cups of water for every cup of rice) can remove 30% of arsenic.
  • Parents of children under five years should avoid feeding them rice milk or cereals.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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