Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN, author of Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks — Without Prescription Drugs, is a nationally recognized expert in cardiovascular disease prevention and the author of Cholesterol Down and Prevent a Second Heart Attack. She has been a nutritionist in private practice for many years.
For more information please visit http://www.drjanet.com
High blood pressure is a serious matter. I’m in my late 40′s and I don’t have an issue with it, but if I did, you can be sure that I would take every step possible to control it with my diet. I don’t always eat or crave the best food for me, but I do make an effort to eat healthy food a good part of the time.
I was excited to review this book so that I can learn how to make better food choices for me and my family. Dr. Janet thoroughly explains high blood pressure and does it in a way we can all understand.
There are many helpful lists/charts such as:
- Supermarket Salt Shockers
- Ten Surprisingly Simple Tips for Cutting Back on Your Intake of Salt
- Potassium Power Foods
- Ten Tips for Adding Potassium Into Your Day
- Magnesium Power Foods
- Calcium Power Foods
- Ten Simple Stress-Busters
- Sample of Meal and Exercise Plan
There are also healthy recipes in the back of the book.
Since this book arrived, I go back to the lists (above) when making my grocery shopping list. I feel inspired to buy more foods rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium and eliminate the higher sodium junk that can creep into my diet. I honestly love the way I feel when I eat better and it really does help you shed those unwanted pounds. Ultimately, I want a healthy and fit family, so I’m grateful for the tips and strategies in this book.
Dr. Janet let me share one of her recipes with you! I made this guacamole last week and Dave and I enjoyed it with baby carrots and Pita chips!
Fresh Avocado Dip (Guacamole)
By Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN,
Author of Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks — Without Prescription Drugs
Serve as a dip with low-salt bagel or pita chips, or as an accompaniment to the Salmon Black Bean Quesadillas or Shrimp Tacos with Kiwi Salsa.
- 2 cups chopped avocado (from 2 medium avocados)
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon salt-free seasoning
- 6 drops hot pepper sauce
Mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork until desired consistency. Mix in the cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder, ground cumin, salt-free seasoning, and hot pepper sauce. Serve immediately.
Yield: 1 ½ cups – Serves 6
Nutrition per ¼ cup serving:
Calories: 98 kcal
Sodium: 6 mg
Potassium: 301 mg
Magnesium: 17 mg
Calcium: 9 mg
Fat: 9 g (EPA 0g, DHA 0g, ALA <1g)
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrate: 5 g
Dietary fiber: 4 g
Sugars: Protein: 1 g
Copyright © 2013 by Janet Brill, Ph.D.
You can find Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks — Without Prescription Drugs at Amazon.com.
Disclosure: I received a copy of Dr. Janet’s book. The comments in this post are 100% my own.