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Organic Life Nutrition Cream Of Rice - Product Review

A product that has hit the market with a bang recently and has gained great acclaim from bodybuilders throughout the world is cream of rice. This is a product that many high-level bodybuilders swear by in terms of its affects on the body as an excellent source of carbs and energy and even more so in its application as both a pre-workout and post-workout meal option.

About the products

Cream of rice is basically white rice that has been expertly ground into a fine, almost dry powder-like substance. Its texture is pretty similar to maize meal powder or pap. It cooks in a similar fashion (if not faster) and produces a great amount of volume once made. Obviously, this makes it a hot cereal or hot porridge like meal that can be mixed with a variety of other ingredients for taste and variety.

When it comes to the make-up of the product itself, it is pretty much a relatively fast absorbing source of carbohydrate that will fill your energy stores up rather quickly. It has no sodium, pretty much no fat and is both cholesterol and gluten free. It contains an extremely high carb count of 78g per 100g of product and 35g of carbs per recommended serving. This makes it an extremely potent and pure source of carbohydrates to use for your workouts. 

Usability

In terms of being used as a pre-workout meal option, cream of rice makes an excellent meal choice as it leaves an exceptionally large portion of the people who use it free of any bloating, digestive uncomfortableness and unwanted water retention prior to training. Additionally, it gets into the system and digests rather easily and quickly, leaving you with the ability to get to your training sessions quite soon after it has been consumed. “Pump-seekers” will find an awesome pump during their sessions as well as a tummy that will remain settled throughout the course of a training session despite having eaten this as part of a meal that was relatively close to the beginning of their workout. The key to making sure that this easy source of energy settles into your body easily is to eat it with other ingredients or foods that do not leave you bloated or feeling full. For example, a regular whey concentrate might cancel out the settled tummy effect of cream of rice due to its lactose content (for those who experience this issue with whey concentrate). Some people generally opt to eat cream of rice, flavoured with low calorie sweeteners or flavourings and a side of egg whites (to keep the whole easily digestible foods theme going).

As a post workout, cream of rice goes down really well particularly for those folks who feel like their stomachs are unsettled from a gruelling workout but want to get a meal in quite soon after they have completed their session. Cream of rice in combination with a great-tasting whey and some fruits make for an excellent quick post-workout mini-meal or snack. And for those who have those sweet-tooth cravings, preparing your cream of rice in the way I have just mentioned can really help satisfy that craving. Additionally, it can be made into a sort of pap (depending on how you cook it) for a more elaborate meal that pairs well with meat sources like chicken, beef, or fish. Either way, cream of rice makes for an excellent source of post-workout carbs that may be used to replenish depleted glycogen stores.

Dosages

The recommended serving size of this product is 45g. However, this is really all dependant on how much cream of rice you are feeling for or what your specific diet prescribes in terms of calories and macros. There is no upper limit to how much you can or should have. It really is just a simple and easy source of carbs to use at your leisure.  

Rating

All in all, this product gets 4.5 out of 5 for me. Its versatility, its texture, its taste, and usefulness all rank pretty far up on the scale of useful supplements (and food choices).


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