One of the most popular ‘dieters’ snack foods, rice cakes are eaten by many of those who are trying to lose weight. While some people do truly enjoy them and want to eat them on a regular basis, there are those who only choose to eat them because they firmly believe that they’ll help them lose the fat from their body.
With a number of different flavor varieties of rice cakes available today, the good news is that you do have your options of what to choose.
Let’s have a quick look at what rice cakes have to offer you from a nutritional point of view. Keep in mind that the particular rice cake flavor you choose to consume may have some influence on the overall nutritional stats it contains but often this isn’t too large of a difference.
Major Nutrients Found In Rice Cakes
Since rice cakes are pretty much made just from rice, you’re going to get many of the same nutrients in a rice cake that you would see in regular rice. Being that rice doesn’t contain any gluten, this makes rice crakes a good snack food for those who do suffer from gluten intolerance.
The main nutrients that you’ll find in rice cakes are manganese, selenium, magnesium, as well as tryptophan.
Rice cakes are also relatively low in sugar as well, making them a good option for those who are trying to cut down on the sugar content of their diets.
To keep rice cakes maintaining their freshness, try and keep them stored in the original packaging that they came in, tightly sealed to prevent air from getting in.
Store them in the pantry away from the sun.
Eat It With:
Rice cakes can be eaten plain on their own, or combined with a number of different foods for a quick snack. Some people will choose to serve them with natural peanut butter smeared on top, with some cream cheese and a sliced tomato, or crushed up and added to a snack mixture.
If you’re eating the flavoured rice cakes, you’ll typically find that they do taste great just on their own.
Burn Off Calories In A Rice Cake
To burn off the number of calories in a rice cake you would have to do:
- 8 minutes of walking
- 6 minutes of snow shovelling
- 12 minutes of leisure cycling