Rice Cakes, yes or no?

Lately I have been a huge fan of rice cakes. I turned to them because I don´t want to eat (gluten) bread or GF bread since they put a lot of crap in there to substitute gluten. A lot of sugar etc. So no bread, but rice cakes!  Little did I know that they were high in GI or so they say. Do you like rice cakes?

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When I started researching rice cakes, I found out that they have stirred up quite a debate on the discussion boards. Healthy or not is the question. I am going to stick with the “good healthy snack” . I agree they are not very nutritious but rice cakes are not only low in calories, but also fat-free. One cake has 35 calories, 7 grams of carbs, 0.5 gram of fiber and 1 gram of protein. It’s also a good source of manganese, meeting 17 percent of the daily value. AND if you are not eating a package a day, you´ll be fine.  It is not bad to eat in low quantities,  it all depends on when and how you consume it.

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Rice cakes GI is 82.  I am sure there are worse things to eat, really!!!

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I usually eat it with homemade hummus and topping it with either cucumber, tomato or avocados and boiled eggs. I could use something healthier but I like how the rice cake tastes.

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Every day a new scientist comes up with a new revelation, milk is bad for you, bread is bad for you,  tomatoes are bad for you and that the world is ending tomorrow…..

Did you also know that popcorn has a very high GI as well, considering people eat popcorn as a healthy snack??? GI is between 55 and 85. Also, yet again, depends how you eat it and how much you eat it. Ying and yang, really

*Glycemic Index (GI) is a measurement carried out on carbohydrate-containing foods and their impact on our blood sugar. GI is a relatively new way of analyzing foods. 

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