Perhaps you’re a fan of non-dairy rice drink because you’re lactose intolerant and can’t digest the naturally-occurring sugar in dairy products.
Or perhaps you enjoy rice drink because you have certain food allergies, or you live a vegan lifestyle free of animal products. But rice drink is also ideal for people who simply want to live a healthy lifestyle.
“Rice is the most widely consumed grain in the world, and many of the healthiest nations enjoy rice-based foods and beverages,” says Julie Upton, M.S., R.D. “It’s one of the most digestible foods because the protein in rice is very non-allergenic as opposed to protein from other sources such as dairy, eggs, or nuts.”
Another perk: Rice drink is naturally free of cholesterol and saturated fat. “Active individuals who want to ensure their diets are rich in healthy carbohydrates and lean proteins while avoiding harmful fats can enjoy rice-based beverages in their diets,” Upton says.
Rice Dream If you aren’t getting enough vitamin D or calcium from your diet, Rice Dream’s milk from rice product is something to consider. Rice Dream Enriched rice drink provides calcium and vitamin D. In fact, an 8-ounce glass of Rice Dream Enriched contains 30 percent of your day’s recommended calcium and 25 percent of vitamin D.
In addition, the enriched version delivers 25 percent of your day’s requirement for vitamin B12, which is critical to the production of red blood cells and healthy nerve function.
Remember, though, that it’s always better to get your nutrients from a balanced diet. Personally, I only use a regular version of the Rice Dream rice drink. [via]