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Rice Cakes – Yes or No?

Do you eat rice cakes?

Why? They taste like packing peanuts, and have no nutritional value.

Quaker Caramel Corn Rice Cakes

  • Whole Grain Brown Rice, Corn, Sugar, Fructose, Maltodextrin, Natural Flavors, Caramel Color, Salt, Soy Lecithin.
  • 11 grams carbohydrate
  • Looks like this product contains
    • Four Genetically Modified Ingredients (corn, sugar, fructose, maltodextrin),
    • One ingredient that is possibly MSG (Natural Flavors),
    • One ingredient that is considered a carcinogen (Caramel color), and
    • Refined salt

You say, “But mine are plain, organic brown rice!”

Plain Organic Brown Rice Cake, Lundberg

Ingredients – Whole Grain Brown Rice, Sea Salt.

1 Cake is 14 grams of carbohydrate

Sounds like it may be good, but is it?

(Hint: Does this rice cake look like a grain of rice to you?)

Puffed Rice is highly processed using high pressure and steam.

The heat-sensitive nutrients in the grain are destroyed and the protein molecules are altered.

There is nothing healthy about a rice cake. Empty. You will be hungry.

It is not a good vehicle for delivering nut butter. Try apple slices and nut butter instead.