A new study recently discussed that products like rice cakes are full of carcinogenic substances which could be harmful for your health. Rice candies which are popular around the world with children are apparently healthy and good for the body. But studies have proved quite the opposite.
One that was carried by the Swedish National Food Agency showed shocking results regarding rice cakes. Toxicologist Emma Halldin Ankarberg at the Swedish National Food Agency suggested that there are plenty of children who eat rice cakes as snackc but unfortunately they must stay away from this. Other countries have been saying the same thing.
For others, rice cakes are okay to eat if you can balance the eating but it also depends on the amount of rice products which are being consumed everywhere.
Those who eat a lot of rice should cut down the intake as it could get arsenic.
After examining over 102 products around the world, some researchers have discovered high levels of arsenic, which is also a known carcinogen.
In a study result found, the food safety organization also revised its dietary recommendations on rice. There are several rice products such as rice cakes, porridge and noodles that should not be consumed by children because they are arsenic… at least not by those who are under the age of six.
Studies have shown that several rice products such as Kellogg’s rice krispies, boots baby organic rice cakes, wholegrain baby rice and other are fill of arsenic.
More about rice and arsenic
Too much exposure to arsenic could lead to several health issues such as damaging of liver, chronic cough, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and other neurological effects. Arsenic also appears in the soil as well as the bedrock which is absorbed by many plants. Though rice is very much open to absorbing high levels of arsenic. The element also is known as a carcinogenic which when ingested in huge quantities can lead to skin tumours, lungs and bladder.
Children who are at risk
A whole lot of attention recently was given to arsenic and its high level in rice products, especially baby rice. Studies have also found out that the levels of arsenic in rice would depend on variety, the methods of cultivation and other methods of production. Examples are whole grains which contain arsenic and refined rice.
Source: Healthy Lifestyle Advice