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6 Carb-Rich Foods that Actually Help Burn Calories

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If you’re watching your weight, the word carbohydrates probably conjures feelings of fear in you. However, carbohydrates are an essential part of our diet. Without them, we’d have trouble regulating blood sugars and be lethargic all the time.

Not all carbohydrates are bad, so it’s important to differentiate the value of carbs in various foods. In fact, some carbohydrates are not only important to your body’s functions, but can actually help you lose weight. Sound crazy? Here are six carb-rich foods that are purported to have fat-burning properties…

1. Oatmeal

This hearty food is perfect for a nutritious breakfast with a dash of fresh fruit added to it. Health magazine notes that oatmeal is not only packed with nutrients. Oatmeal also contains something called “resistant starch”, which is a fat-burning nutrient.

Resistant starch, according to Health.com, reportedly helps you eat less while boosting energy and your metabolism. It even has other benefits such as lowering cholesterol and controlling stress, according to the source.

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