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Published On: October 20, 2020 05:52 PM NPT By: Republica

Don’t throw that rice water away, use it like this!

Don’t throw that rice water away, use it like this!

Rice is generally cooked by boiling it in water as it makes the rice soft. And if not cooked in rice-cooker or pressure-cooker, the rice water is usually thrown away. Interestingly, the rice water is loaded with nutrients and starch which can be used in many ways.

In fact, rice water has been used as a magical potion in many ancient civilizations to improve health, achieve a flawless skin and get shiny hair. It also provides a lot of nourishment to the body. Here's what you can do with it.

1. Boosts energy

Drinking cooked rice water can help in improving digestion, relieves constipation and can prevent several ailments. Rice water is packed with the goodness of minerals and healthy carbohydrates, thus drinking a glass of rice water every morning can give your body ample energy to stay active throughout the day.​

2. As food for toddlers

Instead of investing in expensive baby food, give a little cooked rice along with some rice water to the toddler. It is easy to digest and provides instant energy. It also removes constipation.

3. ​As cornstarch for your clothes

Since ages, rice water has been used to give cotton clothes a nice crisp texture. Just dip the washed fabric in rice water and let it sun dry. It is the easiest fix for all your cotton apparels.

4. Treats acne and pimples

Applying rice water on pimples and acne can naturally reduce those unpleasant marks. You can use it as toner to reduce the open pores. Just dab a cotton ball in the rice water and use it over the affected areas and get rid of pimples and acne effortlessly.

5. ​Quick hair tonic and mask

This magical potion will be the easiest and the most inexpensive treatment to fix all your hair issues. Just massage your hair with rice water and keep it for 20 minutes. This will help in reviving the lost sheen of hair in just a few days. You can make a simple hair tonic with rice water and hibiscus flowers. Keep it for a day and spray it on your hair and wash it off and witness the magic.

6. ​Improves digestion and gut health

Rice water gives the body ample nutrition and can naturally improve gut health as well as digestion. The presence of minerals help in balancing the electrolyte level in the body, especially during summers and humid weathers. It provides ample hydration to the body by replenishing the lost nutrients.

7. ​Easy face serum

Just fill a bottle with one portion of rice water, rose water and glycerine. Mix it up nicely and add drops of orange essential oil, mix it all together and use it for a clear skin.


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