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Weight Loss – About Dieting


Different types of calories used by the body

A calorie is a calorie. All calories are units of fuel for your body. But the type of calorie does determine how it is processed. This depends on whether your body needs fuel after eating or if some will be put into storage.

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Appetizers and Beverages – Heart-Healthy Living


Steamed Mussels with Wine and Garlic

2 quarts fresh mussels 3/4 cup dry white wine
3 cloves garlic
Scrub mussel shell with wire brush or rock full of barnacles to remove beard. Wash and soak mus­sels in shells to remove sand — follow procedure for steamed clams with fresh lemon. Place mussels in a large pot; add wine and garlic. Cover tightly; steam 6-8 minutes, just until shells open. Drain. Serve hot or cold.
Variation: Accompany with Dijon Vinaigrette.

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Easy Healthy Diabetic Recipes


Gazpacho Salsa

  • 2 cups V8 juice
  • 1 pound tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed & drained
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 medium green pepper
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Seed and chop tomatoes. Chop green pepper, dice cucumber and mince garlic cloves. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 14 servings, 1/2 cup each.

Nutritional Analysis:
Calories – 69
Fat – 1gm
Sat Fat – Trace
Cholesterol – 0
Sodium – 221mg
Carbs – 14gm
Fiber – 3gm
Protein – 3gm

Diabetic Exchanges:
1 Vegetable
1/2 Starch

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