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I thought this Canadian food guide above (click on it for a larger view) was interesting and way easier to understand.  Note: In Canada, they are allowed to say, "Have meat alternatives such as beans, lentils, and tofu OFTEN."

Eliminating meat products and reducing my salt consumption has done wonders for my health and gotten me off blood pressure medication completely.  I can't stress this enough.  I wish they had this information out there when my mom was around.   She might still be here today.

If you have BP issues, you might want to consider replacing your meat for beans and trying to reduce your salt consumption.  It didn't happen overnight for me, but gradually over the course of a few months, with the guidance of my doctor, the changes in my diet allowed me to step down from the full dose, to the half dose, then to the quarter dose and finally down to no medication at all!  It feels really good to be medication free and the trade off, once you get used to it, is actually quite good.  It has opened me to a whole new world of tastes and flavors.

The Power Plate

Health and Happy Eating!

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