Flattened rice is prepared by first par-boiling the rice, and then pounding it to remove the husk, thereby flattening it. In the process, the husk, as well as the outer bran and germ layers, are removed. A healthier variation to the everyday poha?is the?red poha, which is made from?red?rice. The antioxidant?anthocyanins. The reason why the rice is red tinted. It is also found in red and purple fruits.?Anthocyanins are a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Red rice is known to alleviate the risk of allergies, cancer, while helping in weight management too. Rich in manganese, magnesium, calcium and selenium; this variant of rice helps to build strong bones, reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.Its low glycemic index spells great news for those with obesity, pre-diabetes, diabetes and even a heart condition. Considered a whole grain, a cup of red rice was shown to cut the risk of developing diabetes up to 60%. So rich in fibre, consuming a cup of red rice is sure to fill you up till your mid-day snack without the need to munch on unhealthy evening alternatives. Good fibre content means a strong digestive system due to the development of probiotic bacteria too.