I was at Chipotle the other day and the girl in front of me said "look...they have brown rice now. It's better for you." She proceeded to order her bowl with DOUBLE brown rice. Obviously there is another issue in that story where Americans think just because something is "healthy" you can eat as much as you want, but I'll only stick to one topic.
This story got me thinking though...why do most people think brown rice is healthier? If you look at the nutritional content of brown and white rice they are identical. Same macronutrients and fiber content. I know when I was into bodybuilding it was believed that the brown rice digested slower and was lower on the GLycemic Index, but since getting into paleo I learned about all of the anti-nutrients brown rice has over white. I don't eat a ton of rice now but when I do I clearly choose the white over brown.
So what's the deal....why do most Americans think brown rice is better that white rice and how did this myth start?