Friday, April 9, 2010

Doctor's Orders

I can think of worse fates than to develop high blood pressure and be sentenced to a lifetime of high potassium foods. For example, I could have become allergic to cats, or chocolate, or strawberries. I could have contracted rabies and needed painful shots. I could have gotten bird lice from the wild turkeys who live in my town.


Luckily, none of those catastrophes have struck so far. Instead, I've been diagnosed with hypertension and the pills I take to lower my blood pressure have the side effect of throwing off my potassium levels. The imbalance is only mild, so my doc has suggested that I include lots of high-potassium foods in my diet to replace the lost electrolyte.

Avocados have always been a fave in my family, a rare and expensive treat we could afford only every now and then. I have loved spreading my toast with avocado rather than jam ever since My Beloved taught me this practice early in our courtship; he taught me some other cool things during our courtship, too, but that would be telling. Avocado toast is not a sinful indulgence any more, it's part of a healthy diet. I can think of worse fates.



Blogger Greg said...

Better than butter.The toasted bread looks perfect as well.

Friday, April 09, 2010  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

I bet I don't have a potassium deficiency, based on all those lovely foods you must eat. Dreamy. My daily diet.
Hope it's going well.

Friday, April 09, 2010  
Blogger Chilebrown said...

Hypertension is not a death sentance to bland food. Embrace your Doctors Orders and create the 'New Zoomie Station'.

Cheer up baby!

Friday, April 09, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, yes, the bread was exceptional - Acme, natch.

Cookiecrumb, not exactly a hardship, is it?

Chilebrown, I gotta get better at writing - I thought I _was_ cheerful! :-) We're in Carson City and, yes, we have located Butler Meats. Hoping they are open on Sunday so we can stock up on our way home.

Saturday, April 10, 2010  

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