|The Hidden Danger of Rice 1/26/19|
Someone shared that rice has arsenic in it which was a total surprise to me. Robin, one of the participants sent in three references about arsenic and rice--see below. No, no one adds arsenic to rice and it doesn't get into rice from harvesting or processing, and you certainly don't hear of people dying of arsenic poisoning from eating rice, however, it's presence in your body could contribute to other health issues, stated in the first reference, such as "higher rates of skin, bladder and lung cancers, as well as heart disease." It's just that rice has a tendency to absorb arsenic from the soil in which its grown more so than other food crops and being that it's one of the few starches on Stage I of the King Dietô it's important to pay attention to it..
Yes, There Is Arsenic In Your Rice. Here's What You Need To Know in which it's pointed out that brown rice has more arsenic than white rice because the bran isn't removed which is why it's brown rice.
I thank Robin for taking the time to enlighten us. I'd also suggest using bottled water rather than tap water which may contain fluoride and chlorine. Robin is also the gal who has entertained us during the last several support calls.