Posted by Robyn O’Brien
Arsenic, a known cancer causing agent, is showing up in our rice. A new report shows that it is turning up in brown rice, white rice, rice milk and even in baby foods.
A known carcinogen that increases the risk of skin, lung and bladder cancer, a growing number of us are asking: what’s an eater to do? Especially in light of the fact that the American Cancer Society now reports that 41% of Americans are expected to get cancer in their lifetimes.
Thankfully, there is a lot. And this infographic from the Consumers Reports offers insight and suggestions.
Their top four suggestions:
- Introduce other grains into your diet
- Limit your family’s intake of rice and rice products (or opt out of rice altogether if you can)
- Rinse your rice thoroughly before cooking
- Use extra water when cooking rice and then drain it