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Habit: Scarfing Down Carbs
Good News: For decades refined carbohydrates have been maligned as empty calories, but not all carbs deserve the negative rep. Resistant starch—a type that can be created when foods like pasta and potatoes are cooled after cooking—doesn't break down in your small intestine like other starches. It arrives intact in the large intestine, where it produces fatty acids that may prove useful in the prevention of colorectal cancer by protecting cells from DNA damage. And one study done on animals found that a diet high in resistant starch even helped shrink breast cancer tumors.

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