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Carbs and calories

What's the relationship between the two and should we be seeking alternatives to rice?

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The recent reports concerning the poor quality of rice from certain local suppliers may have encouraged some people who are worried about food safety to look for alternative sources of carbohydrate. 

Brown rice is a healthier source of carbohydrates because it contains additional nutrients and a lot more fibre than regular white rice.

But if one gives up rice, what can serve as a stand-in?

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