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Dangers of Eating Too Much and Unbalanced Rice with Dishes

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KOMPAS.com – Rice is one of the staple foods consumed by the people of Indonesia.

To meet nutritional needs, rice must be consumed with side dishes, vegetables, and fruits.

However, what if the rice is eaten in large quantities and is not balanced with the side dishes?

Also read: 4 Sources of Carbohydrates to Replace Rice According to Nutritionists

Food nutrition must be balanced

“The name is not balanced nutrition anymore dong ya,” said Doctor and Community Nutritionist DR. dr. Tan Shot Yen, M.hum to Kompas.com, Friday (13/8/2021).

Carbohydrate sources include rice, corn, sago, sweet potatoes, and cassava which are complex sugars.

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Sugar derived from carbohydrate sources is safe for consumption as long as it is not excessive.

Also read: 3 Benefits of Tubers, Complex Carbohydrates Substitute for Rice

Illustration of boxed rice containing white rice, stir-fried vermicelli, potato-fried chili sauce, meat, and crackers. SHUTTERSTOCK/ Anjarsari laofiati daughter Illustration of boxed rice containing white rice, stir-fried vermicelli, potato-fried chili sauce, meat, and crackers.

Tan said, there are several possible consequences if the consumption of rice is too much and not balanced.

Eating too much rice and not balanced can cause addiction, obesity, and excess blood sugar.

In addition, eating too much and unbalanced rice can also cause bad cholesterol to increase and the possibility of cancer increases due to the consumption of sugar in ultra-processed products.

Also read: What is cuscus, a source of carbohydrates can be a substitute for rice?

“The principle is that carbohydrates do raise blood sugar, which is a problem, blood sugar must be converted into energy,” said Tan.

If you have eaten excess rice and are not balanced, then only move a little, your blood sugar may rise.

“Even during the pandemic, people eat continuously but limited movement, more sitting and virtual activities, so the risk of diabetes and metabolic disease increases,” concluded Tan.

Also read: 5 staple foods to replace rice from Southeast Sulawesi, Apriyani Rahayu’s area of ​​origin

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