Usually, when we think of health foods, our idea might be of something a bit fancier than rice water. However, rice water is so laden in health benefits, that it could be considered a super food.

In Asia, rice water, or congee, is served early in the morning for an energetic start. However, rice water has a variety of other benefits that make it the perfect supplement in a healthy lifestyle.

1. Dehydration

According to a study done by the Lancet, rice water can prevent dehydration and works as a very effective electrolyte solution when we are dehydrated already.

2. Diarrhea

The weak starch solution that is produced when rice is boiled in the water was considered to be exponentially better than a glucose-electrolyte solution for the treatment of diarrhea.

3. All Natural Energy

Rice water is actually an acceptable substitute for an energy drink that is all natural, and multi-tasks for our health. If you are feeling tired, or need something to push you through the rest of your day, simply fix some rice water and drink 8 oz.

4. Stomach Pains

Stomach pains, diarrhea, and other symptoms of gastroenteritis can easily be calmed with a glass of rice water. The solution formed by the rice cooking into the water creates a product that is filled with electrolytes and other beneficial nutrients.

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