Natural Sleep Aids in Food
: 10 Recipes to Help You Sleep

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During the day, you want steady levels of insulin and blood sugar, but when you’re ready to rest, rice’s high glycemic index means the body will digest it slowly and gradually release glucose into your blood stream. What’s more, it boosts serotonin and tryptophan production to cut the time it takes to fall asleep. This Cantonese rice porridge with ginger and chicken has all the comfort of congee.

Though endless versions of savory rice porridge (also known as congee) exist worldwide, I know this dish by its Cantonese name, jook. On Sundays my grandmother would make a big pot for the family, with chicken or pork, but sometimes beef, or even seafood.... Read More