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13 Comfort Foods That Burn Fat
Mashed sweet potatoes
Eating sweet potatoes can prevent sugar from getting stored around your waistline as fat. How? Sweet potatoes are rich in carotenoidsthe orange and yellow pigments in plants that help the body respond to insulinas well as CGA (also found in coffee). Carotenoids and CGA slow the body's release of glucose and insulin, says Bowden. Plus, sweet potatoes are filled with fiber, which slows digestion and prevents blood sugar from plummetingand your hunger from spiking.
Try this recipe: Maple-Pecan Sweet Potato Mash
PLUS: 25 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
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