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Less meat for Annette

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 1:00 AMCathy Risden
Annette McLeod

After a headache kept her awake all night, Annette McLeod has had to cut back on her meat consumption.

McLeod was one of four homemakers that participated in the recent Editors' Forum and Massy Distribution tasting at a The Gleaner's North Street offices.

But McLeod's decision was not made overnight. During a doctor's visit, she was asked about the frequency of her meat consumption, which McLeod noted was very often. "I love stew beef and pork," the shopkeeper confirmed. After a series of tests, McLeod was advised by the doctor to change her diet.

McLeod continued, "When someone has certain sickness like high blood pressure and consumes a lot of meat, it can make matters worse." So she had no problem giving up meats, she told Food. "I don't have to go back for any medication. I just eat right and I feel better," McLeod added.

No butter, no oil or fried chicken for McLeod. She now only eats smoked chicken that she occasionally does for the children. Outside of that, she incorporates a lot of cabbage and callaloo in her meals.

cathy.risden@gleanerjm.com