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Will habit of eating raw rice affect health? Is it due to deficiency of calcium?

i have a habbit of eating raw rice daily after main meal will it affect my health ? i don t have this habbit since childhood but before marriage i used to eat raw rice a lot but all of a sudden this habbit disappeared without taking any medicine. At the time of my pregnancy i developed this habbit again i told my doctor she gave me calcium tablets. Is this habbit becausse of deficiency of calcium in the body if yes i am taking calcium tablets daily but still i have an urge to eat raw rice.pls advice
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Eating raw rice is not good for you. It can be an indication of vitamin or iron deficiency .
There is a possibility that you may ingest bacteria from unwashed rice. Also, in the stomach the grains of rice will swell as they absorb water. This may cause stomach pains. You should try to stop the habit if possible. Your doctor may be able to help you if you need therapy to help you stop. Also your doctor may want to check you for anaemia.
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