FoodUnlocking the health benefits of rice flakes: The sensational breakfast alternative to oatmeal

Unlocking the health benefits of rice flakes: The sensational breakfast alternative to oatmeal

Rice flakes. Why should we eat them?
Rice flakes. Why should we eat them?
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4:03 PM EST, January 23, 2024

We've discussed the merits of oatmeal as a breakfast food more than once. And for good reason—oat flakes are an extremely healthy choice, well worth including in your diet, not just on special occasions. However, in our quest for varied, nutritious meals, we like mixing it up a bit. Thus, our interest in rice flakes was sparked.

So, what's the dish we're suggesting? The answer shouldn't need much detective work. It's rice flakes, cooked in either milk or water (according to preference), and served in a creamy consistency, much like oatmeal. Why should you add them into your breakfast rotation? Let's delve into the benefits.

Benefits of rice flakes for your body

Rice is known to be a healthy staple, and flakes made from it are equally beneficial. Moreover, they can be consumed by those suffering from celiac disease or indigestion, making them a versatile option. However, those on a low-carb diet should consume them moderately due to their carbohydrate content.

So, beyond being gluten-free and easily digestible, rice flakes are rich in B vitamins and contains significant amounts of calcium, iron, potassium, and phosphorus. They are low-fat and low-calorie, keeping you sated and full for longer periods. They also have a positive effect on intestinal health, thus suitable for people with inflammation in this area. Furthermore, they can aid heart health, largely by regulating cholesterol levels in the blood.

Additions to oatmeal and rice flakes

While we always advocate the benefits of oatmeal and rice flakes, it's also essential to supplement these breakfast foods with other nutritious products. For example, cocoa is fantastic due to its health benefits and perfectly complements the meal. Similarly, coconut flakes, honey, or cinnamon can enrich the taste and nutrition of your rice flakes, making it a truly hearty and wholesome feast.

Rice flakes are also recommended during problems with the intestines.
Rice flakes are also recommended during problems with the intestines.© Canva | jirkaejc
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