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Scientist Reveals Incredible Benefits of Rice Water

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Many of us may not aware of the amazing health and beauty benefits of rice water which we just throw like any other kitchen waste. According to the ancient Asian secret, the water remaining in the pot of boiled rice has been used for centuries by women as a hair and skin treatment and even taken internally for health benefits. As per scientific research, the rice water is beneficial not only for skin or hair but solves many digestive issues, eye problems and gives protection from sun damage.  

Let’s know about the amazing health benefits of rice water and how we can take out the best out of it. 

How does it work for Skin? 

Rice water - the water we leave after cooking rice has long been thought to promote stronger and more beautiful hair. The earliest known use of it was over 1,000 years ago in Japan. 

Today, rice water is gaining more popularity as a skin treatment. It’s said to soothe and tone your skin and even improves different skin conditions. Even more enticing, rice water is something you can easily and inexpensively make at home. 

Rice water contains substances which help to protect and repair your skin. Despite some real benefits, there are many claims about it that science hasn’t fully proven. 

How does it work for Hair? 

Science has proved that hair that hasn’t been bleached can be helped by ‘inositol’, a chemical in rice water. It helps repair damaged hair from the inside out, including split ends. 

How it can heal Digestive Upsets? 

Some doctors recommend drinking rice water if you get food poisoning or a stomach bug. While it has been proved that rice helps diarrhea, it often contains traces of arsenic. Drinking a lot of rice water with a concentration of arsenic can lead to cancers, vascular disease, hypertension, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes. 

Good for Eczema, acne, rashes, and inflammation 

Many people claim that applying rice water topically can soothe the skin, clear up blemishes caused by skin conditions like eczema, and help it heal.  

Prevent Eye Problems 

Drinking rice water or eating some specific types of rice can help fix eye problems like macular degeneration, which usually affects older people and can result in blindness.  

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