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Rice Cakes / Puffed Rice Benefits (According to Ayurveda)

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Is Rice Cakes / Puffed Rice Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.
SERVING SIZE: 1/2 c
FAMILY: Poaceae

Biocharacteristics of Rice Cakes / Puffed Rice

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INCREASES
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Pitta pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Vata aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Tissue (dhatu):
Blood Plasma Lymph

BLOOD-PLASMA-LYMPH

Plasma (Rasa Dhatu) includes plasma, white blood cells, and lymph.

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Family: Poaceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Rice Cakes / Puffed Rice
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Constituents:

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Green Beans

Green Beans has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Nutritive

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Wheat Bran

Wheat Bran has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Nutritive

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Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Nutritive

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Brown Lentil

Brown Lentil has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Nutritive

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Lima Beans

Lima Beans has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Nutritive

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Chickpea (Garbanzo)

Chickpea (Garbanzo) has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Appetite-suppressant

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Red Lentils (Masoor Dal)

Red Lentils (Masoor Dal) has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Nutritive

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Prunes (dried)

Prunes (dried) has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Nutritive

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White Navy Bean

White Navy Bean has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Nutritive

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Pinto Beans

Pinto Beans has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Nutritive

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Rice Cakes / Puffed Rice

Hoodia gordonii

Hoodia gordonii has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant

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Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant

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Cordyceps

Cordyceps has these Actions in Common

Nutritive

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Asparagus root

Asparagus root has these Actions in Common

Nutritive

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Gymnema / Gurmar

Gymnema / Gurmar has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant

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Sukumaram Ghrita

Sukumaram Ghrita has these Actions in Common

Nutritive

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Sea buckthorn

Sea buckthorn has these Actions in Common

Nutritive

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Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm has these Actions in Common

Nutritive

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Guarana

Guarana has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant

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White Oak Bark

White Oak Bark has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant

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Garcinia Cambogia Fruit

Garcinia Cambogia Fruit has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant

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HOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?

Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.

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About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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As someone with Celiac Disease, I am consistently grateful that Rice Cakes are a mainstream food. In my experience, they are often the only gluten-free sandwich bread substitutes in some grocery stores in the South!
- Nina Collins, Asheville, NC
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