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Health - Wellness
Eat This Popular Carb Before Bed For Better Sleep
Rice is a popular carbohydrate that is now enjoyed all over the world. According to a 2014 PLOS ONE study, eating rice before bed can also help you sleep better.
Using the Japanese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the study of 1,848 adults found those who ate more rice slept better than those who preferred noodles or bread.
White and brown rice have sleep-inducing properties, but eating rice two to four hours before bedtime is recommended to experience these benefits.
However, white rice might not be ideal for people with blood glucose levels. Eating white rice with high-protein foods could reduce its ability to enhance sleep.