We often find ourselves in a position where we want to eat healthily but run out of ideas. But healthy eating is not that difficult, especially if you start thinking about the many possibilities concerning toppings. And here, rice cake snacks fit the bill. You can concoct an endless variety of healthy options to ensure you never get bored. And many of the ingredients have strong anti-inflammatory properties as well!
Unlike rice cake snacks, sugary foods and refined carbohydrates tend to contribute to inflammation in your body. Inflammation is part of your body’s NeuroEndoMetabolic (NEM) stress response. Its main action is to protect your body against any type of threat. This threat, which we call a stressor, could result from something physical like an illness or injury, exposure to toxins, your work environment, or even the food you eat. So if, for example, you have a gluten sensitivity and eat food high in gluten, you may develop a strong response that includes inflammation.
Eating anti-inflammatory foods may help your body deal with this inflammation. At the same time, decreasing inflammation may also help buffer your body against stress by providing adrenal support.
Your adrenals release higher amounts of cortisol during stressful periods. Cortisol tends to counteract your inflammatory response. But when stress does not abate, your adrenals cannot keep up with the demand for the high-level or increased cortisol production. If your adrenals become fatigued, they produce less cortisol and inflammation becomes systemic, which can lead to a slew of health problems down the line.
Rice cake snacks make an easy, nutritious breakfast, lunch, or snack option. This is especially true for those constantly on the go or who need to take something to work that is quick and easy to prepare. Brown rick cake snacks are an even healthier option.
The puffed rice, shaped into a cake form, can be a great gluten-free alternative to bread.
But let us be frank, they tend to be bland and dry.
You can, however, elevate your rice cake snacks by using interesting topping combinations that, while healthy, still give you a large variety of foods to choose from. Whether you prefer sweet or savory, these suggestions will give you a good idea of where to start:
Healthy snacks need not be boring! By using your imagination, simple rice cake snacks can become food fit for royalty.
If you would like to know more about inflammation or healthy snacking options, the team at Dr. Lam Coaching can help. We offer a free** no-obligation phone consultation at +1 (626) 571-1234 where we will privately discuss your concerns and options. You can also send us a question through our Ask The Doctor system by clicking here.
Rice cake snacks are a healthy option, especially in those who have food sensitivities. People with gluten intolerance, for example, can freely consume these snacks. And they are especially good for you with nutritious toppings. The possibilities are endless.