10 Secrets to Make Your Food Healthier Without Even Trying

Experts show how to effortlessly unlock the powers in common foods to help fight disease, lose weight, and more.

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Refrigerate cooked potatoes

Cook potatoes or other root vegetables, then chill them for about 24 hours before you eat them. The cooling process turns high-glycemic vegetables into low- or moderate-glycemic vegetables, and that transformation helps keep your blood sugar levels more stable. Even if you reheat the veggies, this trick works. As a bonus, cooking with extra-virgin olive oil helps keep the veggies from slowing down your metabolism.

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