Brown rice, orange nutrition: Is it safe?

NBC News is reporting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the following update on the brown rice diet, which is designed to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes: The recommendation to eat a diet low in refined grains, added sugars and animal products is a good one, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

It’s important to remember that brown rice and other low-sugar grains have health benefits, too.

A low-carb diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables is also important, says Dr. Mary McDonough, director of nutrition services for the CDC.

A diet high in whole grains and low in sugar and added sugar is also recommended.

You can follow the CDC’s diet guidelines here.