Refrigerate cooked potatoes
from my point of view/Shutterstock 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. (Beware of these sneaky things that raise your blood sugar.) 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. Turn every meal into a healthy one by making these healthy cooking recipes a regular part of your diet.
Thaw your frozen berries in the microwave
Alena Brozov/Shutterstock Health benefits: You’ll preserve twice as many antioxidants and more vitamin C if you do compared to defrosting on the counter or in the fridge. Frozen fruit and veggies have been shown to be better for you than fresh out-of-season produce, since they are picked and frozen when their nutrition is at their peak. Also: Berries are your fiber friends: Ounce per ounce, there is more fiber in raspberries than bran cereals!