Beauty and health benefits of rice water

When we cook rice, many of us, get used to throwing the water. However, experts believe the water in which the rice boils has multiple benefits for both health and beauty.

When boiled, rice releases a number of nutrients in water. Thus, in the remaining water after boiling there is a lot of vitamins and minerals that have a beneficial effect on the skin and hair. The rice water is rich in minerals and vitamins (B1, C, E) that help to soften and tonify the skin. Also, has the power to regenerate and nourish the skin.

How to prepare it?
You need jasmine rice (preferably organic) and purified/distilled water. Boil the rice in water and then squeeze the excess of water into a glass and store it in the refrigerator overnight. Once it has cooled, it will be a strong ingredient for a bright skin and shiny hair. The liquid can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Health benefits
Rice water consumption has many health benefits. Is a source of energy – it delivers energy due to the high carbohydrate content. It also helps improve the cardiovascular functions of the body. Can be used as a natural remedy against fever. Also prevents dehydration and vomiting. In addition, it replaces the lost nutrients and speeds up the recovery process.

At the same time, rice water consumption counteracts the harmful effect of UV radiation. Oryzanol is the substance that protects us from the sun’s rays.

Rice water combats diarrhea, being an excellent remedy for both children and adults. It has no contraindications or adverse effects.

Beauty benefits
Rice water can be used for cleansing the skin. It leaves a velvety skin and eliminates impurities. Also, has the property of blocking the pores, which prevents the appearance of the pimples and blackheads.

Rice water is traditionally used by women in China as well as in Southeast Asia for the maintenance of the beauty of the skin and hair. Massage your hair regularly using rice water, then let it work for a few minutes. Your hair will be hydrated, cleansed and will look much healthier. The next time you boil rice, think twice before you throw the water.