Popcorn vs. Puffed Rice Cakes

Popcorn vs. Puffed Rice Cakes

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so today we’re going to compare popcorn with the puffed rice cakes now of course we’re not going to talk about which one is keto friendly because you already know that both of them are not keto friendly but when I was 16 years old I got a job at a theater and I was officially the popcorn maker I would make unbelievably delicious popcorn and I headed down to a science I would never burn it it tasted delicious it was non-gmo back then and we I think we cooked it with peanut oil and at the end of the night I would fill a garbage bag full of popcorn bring it home and my dad and I would eat the entire thing within probably two nights so I ate it a tremendous amount of popcorn I loved it but I don’t need popcorn anymore but I do know that a lot of people crave it they love it but let’s just talk about the difference between popcorn versus rice cakes if we look at the glycemic index which is an index that determines how fast your blood glucose is elevated okay so the glycemic index for popcorn is 79 so that’s pretty high but the glycemic index for rice cake is 82 much worse now if we just take let’s say 3.5 ounces which is a hundred grams it’s not that much you can see it contains a lot of carbs 78 grams of carbs if we minus the 15 grams of fiber it comes out to 63 grams of net carbs so right there that exceeds the 50 grams if you’re on the ketogenic diet so it’s very difficult to eat any amount of popcorn and stay in ketosis and the other problem is that it turns into sugar so fast even a small amount is going to affect your blood Sugar’s so when you’re on the ketogenic diet the types of carbs that you should have shouldn’t be the ones that are high on the glycemic index now when we do with rice cakes we have a whole lot of nothing because it doesn’t have any fiber it has basically zero nutrition it’s low fat though right it’s pure starchy carbs with some sugar so this is really gonna spike your blood Sugar’s actually a lot more than popcorn now most of the corn like 95% is GM oh okay unless you’re doing organic and if you’re going to the movies they’ll put some type of butter flavoring on it which is a chemical that potentially could lead to a lung disease so it has some side effects so it’s not just the popcorn it’s what they put on the popcorn the so called butter sometimes it’s trans fats and some people eat the caramelized popcorn which has the sugar in it so all these things add to the glycemic index spike and of course then you have the oil that the popcorn is cooked in if cottonseed canola corn oil soy oil they’re all GMO Americans consume a lot of popcorn like 60 quarts per year per person there are traces amount of nutrients in popcorn but the intense heat through cooking definitely destroys a good portion of the phytonutrients now if we get to rice cakes we have arsenic rice contains arsenic also the puffed rice as in cereal or those puff rice cakes contains a Locsin now there’s an interesting book by a guy by the name of Paul stit entitled beating the food giants and pulsed it was a food biochemist and he would do experiments on these different cereals and in this book he talked about when you heat rice and you puff it it releases this poison alloxan which is very toxic to rodents like mice and if you look up alloxan and animal studies it shows that it can induce diabetes type 1 now I realize that these are animal studies not human studies and there is no studies that show that alloxan has any effect on humans now in summary if we compare rice cakes to popcorn they both have some major disadvantages but if you were going to do organic popcorn without this stuff right here popcorn might be slightly better than rice cakes alright thanks for watching so if you want more knowledge on how to create a healthy body subscribe now and get daily notifications

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If you’re going to eat popcorn or rice cakes, which should you choose?

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Timestamps
0:06 Are popcorn and rice cakes keto-friendly?
0:50 Popcorn vs. rice cakes and the glycemic index
1:12 Popcorn vs. rice cakes and carbs
1:52 A focus on rice cakes
2:14 More problems with popcorn
3:08 More problems with rice cakes
3:58 Which is better?

Today, we’re going to talk about popcorn vs. rice cakes.

Is popcorn keto-friendly, or can you have rice cakes on keto? Neither popcorn or rice cakes are keto-friendly, but let’s go ahead and talk about the differences between them.

Popcorn

Popcorn glycemic index – 79
3.5 oz has:
78g carbs
15g fiber
63g net carbs

Other problems with popcorn:
• GMO corn (unless organic)
• Butter flavor—Diacetyl
• Oil—GMO
• Americans consume 60 quarts of popcorn per year
• There are traces of nutrients, but the intense heat destroys most of the phytonutrients

Rice cakes

Rice cakes glycemic index – 82
Fiber – 0
Fat – 0
Nutrients – 0
They have:
Starch carbs
Sugar

Other problems with rice cakes:
• Arsenic
• Alloxan

Popcorn vs. rice cakes—which is better?
If you do organic popcorn, it may be better to have than rice cakes.

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