GABA rice is made by soaking brown rice in water at temperature of 30 to 40 degree Centigrade for 20 hours. Temperature can be maintained by placing incandescent bulb on top of soaked rice. Rice will partially germinate giving it much fuller shape. As the rice germinates, the amount of the gamma-aminobutyric acid, GABA, increases significantly. Other nutrients such as the amino acid lysine, tocotrienols, magnesium and zinc also increases. Partially germinated rice is cooked like regular rice except less water is needed.
I am having trouble making it because its hard to find brown rice as of date. Brown rice is further polished to white rice or polished rice. Polishing removes the bran and germ which contain oil that become rancid in approximately three months time. Polished rice is very stable under ambient conditions. However, further processing also removes lots of nutrients.
GABA, or gamma-aminobutyric acid, is the most abundant inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. GABA is is classified as a neurotransmitter and helps induce relaxation and sleep. It balances the brain by inhibiting over-excitation. It contributes to motor control, vision, and many other cortical functions. Anxiety is also regulated by it. GABA may be taken as supplement but eating GABA rice might save you from trouble of taking a lot of these supplements and other medicine.
GABA rice helps to lower blood pressure, improve kidney function, and reduce sleeplessness. It may be helpful in preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. It may also inhibit leukemia cell proliferation and stimulated cancer cell apoptosis, cell death.
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