Introducing Rice Crème, USN’s premium cream of rice.
If you are new to the world of cream of rice or want to learn more about the benefits of adding cream of rice to your diet, this article is for you.
Cream of rice—the crème de la crème of pre-workout meals—is a pure and finely milled, smooth white rice cereal that is made of grounded rice grains.
Rice is a carbohydrate, and as one of the body’s primary sources of energy, carbohydrates can help to keep your body fuelled during intense physical activities. But why should athletes add cream of rice to their diets? The advantages of cream of rice are discussed below.
The body needs carbohydrates to fuel itself, and many endurance athletes therefore tend to follow a carbohydrate-loading diet before an extreme event. A carbohydrate-loading diet, also referred to as a carb-loading or carbo-loading diet, is a technique where athletes consume carbohydrates to maximise their bodies’ glycogen stores—a type of energy that is stored in the liver and muscles. Glycogen is made when the body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose. Glucose, on the other hand, enters the bloodstream to fuel red blood cells, the brain and internal organs. If glycogen stores are depleted, the body will burn fat and protein for energy instead of carbohydrates, which can result in fatigue, muscle breakdown, decreased performance and delayed muscle recovery.
To sum it up: carbohydrate loading can improve the way you feel and perform during and after an intense exercise session.
Let’s get back to the basics: carbohydrates are the body’s primary source of energy and can be grouped into simple carbohydrates or complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates contain longer chains of sugar molecules than simple carbohydrates. The body converts sugar molecules into glucose, which is used for energy.
It is important to remember that not all carbohydrates release energy at the same time, and that is where the glycaemic index (GI) comes in. The glycaemic index ranks carbohydrates according to how quickly or slowly they are digested by the body and how quickly or slowly they raise the glucose levels (blood sugar levels) in the blood. Thanks to its high carbohydrate content, cream of rice is a slow-releasing carbohydrate, which makes it perfect for endurance athletes who need energy for longer periods.
Benefits of adding slow-releasing carbohydrates to your diet:
USN’s Rice Crème contains the following:
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