High blood pressure runs in my family and I've been able to dodge meds by following this diet. Keeps my pressure within a good range + exercise. Excellent!
Basically, it looks like a basic diet that everyone agrees is the best way to eat. I can see a couple of things to watch out for -- it relies a lot on dairy, and the vast majority of humans don't have the ability to digest it so that could be a problem, but you can avoid it by just avoiding most of the dairy. It also is a very low fat diet, including the "good" fats, so that could also be a problem. Because you exercise quite a bit, you need more sodium than someone who doesn't, so be wary of that part of it. But this is what long-term studies that follow the healthiest people have been saying forever -- the best diet is composed of whole grains, not getting your protein from red meat, not overdosing on sugar and salt, eating your fruits and veggies. Nothing new here. You'll need more calories, though, again, because you exercise a lot.
grains and veggies... just from what i read. i am more of a lean meat eater and not eating much protein is a no-no for me hehehe