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Proper nutrition for a woman of beauty and youth

The first rule of healthy eating woman

  • Eat small meals 5-6 times a day. This will allow you to stretch the stomach, which should not be either completely empty or crowded.
  • The basic amount of food should fall to breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Dinner – the easy, no later than 20-00. Generally, a break between dinner and breakfast shall be 12 hours. Your stomach will thank you for it.

The second rule of healthy eating woman

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Diabetes: Chipotle spiced shrimp

Though shrimp is higher in cholesterol than most meat and poultry, it’s lower in fat and saturated fat. And fat, not cholesterol, has the greatest effect on blood cholesterol. Shrimp also has omega-3 fatty acids, a type of fat that’s good for your heart.

Chipotle spiced shrimp

2/3 cup dried chickpeas (garbanzos), picked over and rinsed, soaked overnight, and drained
3 cups water
2 cloves garlic
1 bay leaf
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sliced green (spring) onion
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (fresh coriander)
1 teaspoon ground cumin


Rinse shrimp in cold water. Pat dry with a paper towel and set aside on a plate.

To make the marinade, whisk together the tomato paste, water and oil in a small bowl. Add garlic, chili powder and oregano. Mix well.

Using a brush, spread the marinade (it will be thick) on both sides of the shrimp. Place in the refrigerator.

Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler (grill). Away from the heat source, lightly coat the grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Position the cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source.

Put the shrimp in a grill basket or on skewers and place on the grill. Turn the shrimp after 3 to 4 minutes. The cooking time varies depending on the heat of the fire, so watch carefully.

Transfer to a plate and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis

Serving size: 8 shrimp
Calories 73 Cholesterol 85 mg
Protein 12 g Sodium 151 mg
Carbohydrate 3 g Fiber 1 g
Total fat 2 g Potassium 199 mg
Saturated fat trace Calcium 37 mg
Monounsaturated fat 1 g

Diabetes: Barley Pilaf

A side dish that can also masquerade as a stuffing!

Barley Pilaf

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup fresh chopped onion
1/2 cup fresh chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers, or green (optional)
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced (or 1 4 ounce can, drained)
1 cup Barley, pearl
2 1/2 cup water
1 Bouillon, beef, powdered, cube, or chicken (or 1 tsp bouillon granules)

Barley Pilaf


Place a medium pan over medium heat; add vegetable oil, onion, and celery. Cook, stirring often until onion is soft.
Add bell pepper (if using), mushrooms and pearl barley. Stir well.
Add water and bouillon and stir to dissolve bouillon. Bring to a boil, lower heat and cover pan.
Cook for 50 to 60 minutes or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.

This can be used as a side dish, as a stuffing for pork chops or chicken, or by adding 2 cups of any chopped, cooked meat during the last 15 minutes of cooking, as a main dish. You may also use quick-cooking barley: reduce water to 2 cups and cook 10 to 15 minutes.