Find out which healthy staples Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, author and host of the Dr. Oz Show, recommends plus get tips on how to save at checkout (100 Photos)
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Why It's a Must Have: Brown rice is part of the whole grain family, which have been found to be useful in the prevention of chronic diseases related to lifestyle such as heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, some forms of cancer and obesity, says Dr. Brock. “The soluble fiber in brown rice (compared to it’s refined, white rice counterpart) is far superior; keeping you fuller longer, with more energy, while the bevy of vitamins and minerals (like Vitamin B12, zinc and magnesium) protect against chronic disease, calms nerves and helps the body to form serotonin (a feel-good brain chemical).”
Budget Bonus: Save money by steering clear of the individual, microwavable cups of brown rice. “They are convenient but much more expensive (sometimes up to $2 more per serving) compared to rice that requires cooking from scratch,” says Dr. Brock.
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