Rice is a popular foodstuff. But its cooking water often ends up in the sink. This is a big mistake: it has many benefits. Here are seven unsuspected benefits of rice water that you can enjoy.
The water from cooking rice helps to combat bloating and digestive discomfort. This liquid, which helps to preserve the intestinal flora, can be consumed daily. Plan on one glass per day.
In addition, drinking rice water can also be a very good occasional ally in the event of an episode of diarrhoea.
AN ACTION AGAINST SKIN AGEING
Sometimes consumed as a drink, rice water can also be applied directly to the skin. This natural lotion, to be left on for a few hours or overnight with a soaked cotton pad, has a moisturising effect on the skin. But it also helps to fight against cell ageing and protect the skin from the sun.
AN ALLY AGAINST ACNE AND ECZEMA
To soothe eczema and make redness disappear, also apply a little rice water on a cotton pad and dab your pimples or itchy areas. While not a miracle cure, repeated regularly will help soothe these skin lesions.
A HAIR BEAUTIFIER AND DETANGLER
Rice water is also a valuable natural hair product. It adds shine and makes it easier to detangle.
To optimise its effects, use the cooking water when rinsing your shampoo and leave it on your hair for a few minutes.
A NATURAL ENERGISER
Drinking rice water not only benefits the digestion, it also has an energising effect on the whole body. The vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates contained in this liquid explain its function as a natural booster.
A BOOSTER FOR BREAST MILK PRODUCTION
These same vitamins and minerals also have a beneficial effect on the production of breast milk. Breastfeeding women can drink several glasses of rice water a day to see these benefits.
AN EFFECTIVE WEED KILLER
This is a relatively unknown virtue of rice cooking water. It can be used as a natural weed killer. The starch it contains will block the pores of the plant and cause it to die. Beware, however, of the presence of salt, which will impoverish the soil.
It is therefore recommended to use the rice cooking water as a weed killer on a surface where nothing will be planted, such as a terrace for example.
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