East Orange, NJ, March 26, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- March is National Nutrition Month, an observance that is widely overlooked, yet universally important to every member of our society. As people age, nutrition becomes more important to overall health, especially in regards to the elderly population. Proper diet and nutrition helps elderly individuals keep their minds sharp and alert, while also increasing energy. However, the elderly have different needs than the rest of the population, which is why Heart To Heart Healthcare would like to share helpful tips about maintaining a healthy diet after the age of 50.
Use less salt! Reduce your sodium intake to reduce water retention and high blood pressure.
Eat good fats! Avocados, olive oil, walnuts, and salmon are all examples of “good fats” that can protect you from bad cholesterol and raise your good cholesterol.
Go fiber! Fiber is a crucial part of a nutritional diet, as it reduces constipation, lowers your risk of chronic disease, and helps you feel more full when eating.
Eat more veggies! The best way to prepare vegetables is by steaming or sautéing them in olive oil. Olive oil preserves nutrients and is a great example of the good fats doctors recommend.
Diversify your plate! A helpful tip from Japanese food culture is to include five colors on your plate. Fruits and veggies rich in color correspond to rich nutrients (blackberries, melons, yams, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini).
“Eating healthy is such an important part of everyday life. In fact, the best way to look at dieting and getting in shape is by recognizing it is a lifestyle change, not a one or two month ‘activity’. This being Nutrition Month, we want to highlight some healthy eating facts and spread the word to all members of our community,” said Shiggy Rosenberg, Vice President at Heart To Heart Healthcare.
New York and New Jersey based Heart To Heart is a healthcare agency specializing in home care and the related health services provided to individuals at home. Additionally, Heart To Heart is currently branching out into many new and exciting arenas.
In New York, Heart To Heart’s portfolio will include social adult day care, case management and concierge services. In New Jersey they will be providing customized adult day programs, group homes, case management and support coordination, pediatric and skilled nursing, concierge services and behavioral support and intervention.
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