RICE BRAN is a by-product of industrial rice processing. These are the outer layers of rice grains that are removed during the processing process. Rice bran is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats, which makes it a valuable addition to the diet of athletes.
Rice bran contains:
Fiber – mainly insoluble, which has a beneficial effect on the digestive system.
Protein – contain small amounts of protein, but it is worth adding them to the diet as a variety of protein sources.
Fats – contain unsaturated fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6, which are beneficial for heart health.
Vitamins – rich in B vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and folic acid, which play a vital role in energy metabolism.
Minerals – rice bran is a source of iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
Effects on athletes:
Bran can have a beneficial effect on athletes thanks to its nutritional values:
Improving digestion – a high fiber content can affect the regulation of bowel function and support proper intestinal peristalsis.
Energy support – B vitamins participate in energy transformations of the body, which can affect the efficiency of athletes.
Strengthening the immune system – minerals such as zinc and manganese support the proper functioning of the immune system.
Dosage: 10-15 grams per day.