Rice is the staple food of over half the world’s population. Rice is easy to prepare and can be consumed with anything. Rice provides 20% of the world’s dietary energy supply, while wheat supplies 19% and maize (corn) 5%.2e
Unfortunately, it might not be a healthy meal to eat during the night.
Rice is rich in starch and breaks down easily hence can be digested easily. It is a dish that leads to an instant spike in your blood glucose levels as it breaks down easily and that means, you have an instant burst of energy.
Rice also leads to serious weight gain as it has more calories that if not used up is stored as fat in the body.
The fact that white rice starch is also viscous, it’s harder to digest. This leads to digestive discomforts, fatigue, and indigestion. It’s also low in dietary fiber. Fiber is an essential nutrient that aids in digestion and prevents heart disease. It also regulates the digestive system. White rice also lacks essential nutrients to a point where it disrupts body processes.
So eating it before going to bed might be dangerous cause it won’t digest easily.
Rice is a light food and people take it as a better option than other foods. It is better to consume high -fiber foods during the night because they digest easily.
It is even better to switch to brown rice because it does break down easily.