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Suwandel Traditional Sri Lankan Rice – for “Glowing Skin”

This Miracle Rice is well known to promote fair and glowing skin; Suwandel is  an Exquisitely delicious white rice with an exquisite aroma….Its translated name implies, fragrant 

Noble women of the  sri lankan aristocracy have  been enjoying  Suwandal  rice to beautify their face, body and hair for over a 1,000 years. Ayurveda doctors have been promoting Suwandel  for glowing skin even after Chemical depended Hybrid Rice was forced on to us… but now science can prove that their wisdom was well placed.


It is rich in antioxidants, minerals,  vitamins, and traces of pitera, ceramides, Oryzanol….. need we say more..!

some may wonder why we call it “Miracle”, well based on the research, this is the “only” white rice variety with a GI value of less than 60 while having more antioxidants in just one cup than 30 cups of green tea  !!



1. Antioxidants for Clear skin & re-generation

Suwandel has antioxidants (see above proof), and healing properties that help to improve circulation, prevent or fade age related spots, and ease inflammation to give you healthy, better moisturize and clear skin, this also offers  mild protection from the sun.

the simple science is that Antioxidants are touted to reduce oxidative stress by neutralizing free radicals—unstable atoms that have an unpaired electron in their outermost shell, The antioxidants act to sheathe the knife, binding with the unstable electron and stopping it from attacking collagen strands and other cells of the skin’s architecture hence a better and younger looking skin

2. Vitamins in Suwandel Rice for Glowing Skin

Vitamin B1 through Vitamin B6 – All the known essential water-soluble vitamins, without it the liver andmuscles cannot release stored carbohydrates. It is also needed for manufacturing niacin (vitamin B3), producing red blood cells and antibodies, and contributes to healthy skin, healthy digestion and a healthy central  nervous system.

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Vitamin E  –  with its .39mg of vitamin E per cooked cup, contains more than six times the amount found in other white rices,  Vitamin E is an antioxidant, protecting the body from damage caused by the presence of unstable molecules or free radicals. Vitamin E is active in preventing destruction to the cell membranes and fat-soluble tissues of the body.

3. Traces of ‘Pitera’ for ageless skin

Pitera is the highly touted “miracle ingredient” that was discovered incidentally in the 1970’s, when scientists noticed the soft tender hands of sake brewers that sharply contrasted with their wrinkled and aged faces.

the existence of Pitera in Suwandel  makes it easily the best rice for skin you could ever have as Pitera is touted as the anti-aging elixir due to its ability to promote cell regeneration, and help skin stay young and beautiful.

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4. Ceramides for that beautiful fresh look

Ceramides are molecules that help the hair and skin retain moisture.These lipid molecules, which help your skin maintain its moisture When you eat naturally occurring ceramides, they get incorporated into the outer layer of your skin and help it maintain its hydration

further the existence of inositol a carbohydrate, that can repair damaged hair has made the Rice unique.

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5. Oryzanol for  fairer skin

A study in Chiang Mai University,Thailand has found Oryzanol as a potential cosmetic raw- material. According to the study oryzanol helps in skin whitening, skin hydration and is anti ageing.

Oryzanol may help to maintain skin function by improvement of skin microcirculation, protection against lipid peroxidation and direct stimulation of sebaceous gland function

Suwandel and almost all Traditional rice (especially brown) varieties


suwandal rice for luscious hair-glowing skin-traditional sri lankan rice

6. Low GI to beat acne !

the significance of Low GI value is that it releases sugar slowly & in a sustained fashion, as a result it reduces absorption of Glucose to the Body. Several lines of recent scientific evidence have shown that individuals who followed a low-GI diet over many years were at a significantly lower risk for developing both type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and age-related mascular degeneration than others

But…did you know it also helps prevent acne form forming and ruining your face ?

A diet high in refined, processed foods can boost levels of blood sugar, making the body produce excess insulin, which creates the perfect conditions for pimples to appear,  while lowering the glycemic impact of your diet may help reduce inflammation, which is the primary characteristic of acne.

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In a study published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” in July 2007, 43 males with acne, ages 14 to 25, consumed a diet containing 25 percent protein and 45 percent low-glycemic carbohydrates or a diet that emphasized carbohydrate-rich foods without regard to glycemic index for 12 weeks. By the study’s end, participants who consumed the low-glycemic diet showed greater blood sugar control and decreases in acne symptoms compared to the other group. Low-glycemic diets have also helped reduce acne symptoms in people with insulin resistance.


well now you know why we call Suwandel a Miracle Rice, it has lasted for over a 1,000 years and our forefathers wood never have preserved these seeds and passed it down generations if it did not have medicinal properties.

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suwandal rice for luscious hair-glowing skin-traditional sri lankan rice