Originally Posted by jennybyc
I'm not supposed to eat sugar, fat, carbs or salt/caffeine/ anything that raises my BP. Haven't figured out what is left to eat...
How about lots of non-starchy vegetables with olive oil and/or lemon juice? The above combination should be beneficial for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure too. It might even help with diabetes. All of the items you mentioned above ("...sugar, fat, carbs or salt/caffeine/...") are not included in, "The Paleo Diet". This diet allows you to eat all the LEAN meat you want but it doesn't require that you eat a lot of meat. The author recommends a lot of meat because he assumes that most people need to lose weight. But I'm not trying to lose weight so I eat the minimum amount needed to satisfy my protein requirements. (Anyway, I don't believe that a lot of meat is required for those who are trying to lose weight.)
I would recommend it for everyone, whether or not there are health problems. I have been adapting to it for about the last 3 months; it takes some time to get used to it. All of my previous (doctor) check ups have been good and it will be interesting to see the results of next year's check up.