Instead of eating polished white rice, opt for brown rice. Brown rice is low in calories and high in fiber content to keep you feeling full for longer time so you’ll eat less throughout the day. As little as one-half cup of brown rice provides healthy carbohydrates that boost metabolism and burn fat. Also, brown rice is one of the best sources of vitamins B and E, magnesium and iron which help regulate bowels, hunger and metabolism. Finally, it will reduce your risk of heart disease by decreasing cholesterol levels, blood pressure and the potential for blood clots to form.