October 15-21, 2015 - Original Health Articles

Foods For Better Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of good health. Poor sleep quality can make you grouchy and clumsy, and if you have chronic insomnia or sleep disturbances, you’re at higher risk of having an accident or developing serious health conditions, like clinical depression or diabetes.

Autumn’s Unhealthiest Foods

Autumn is the season of pears, pumpkins, apples, sweet potatoes and late-harvest corn, all of which boast complex carbs that are actually good for you, thanks to the vitamins A and C and other nutrients they contribute to your diet, plus their high-fiber content.

Slow Carbs vs. Fast Carbs

Mention the word "carbs" and most people think of white breads, sugars, and pasta—the foods we're frequently told to avoid when we read about diet, nutrition, weight loss, and blood sugar control. However, not all carbohydrates are created equal. In broad, general terms, carbohydrates can be broken down into two basic types: slow and fast.

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