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Studies: eating carbohydrates can result in the production of serotonin, which can be calming to the brain and may even may on sleepy. (Bricklin, Mark, et al. Positive Living and Health. PA: Rodale Press, 1990, pp 88-90)

Brain needs carbohydrates...early carbs came from fruits, vegetables, beans, and mostly whole grains. They produced gradual blood sugar rises that were compatible with good brain function (as compared to today’s staples that are made from fine-particle flours and that spike blood sugar). (Carper, Jean. Your Miracle Brain. NY: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2000, pp 121-122)