12 Irresistible Diet-Friendly Mediterranean Snacks

These delicious snacks will help fill you up in a healthy way (27 Photos)

Cleveland Clinic Wellness Editors on Jun 18, 2012 at 4:29PM

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12 Irresistible Diet-Friendly Mediterranean Snacks

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Sweet potatoes

Not all comfort food is bad for you. Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse — so much so that the nutrition scientists at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) rank the orange tuber number-one in good-for-you vegetables. The reason? For starters, they’re loaded with carotenoids, antioxidants that have been associated with a lower risk of death from heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Sweet potatoes are also chock-full of fiber, which helps keep their glycemic index lower than all other root vegetables.

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