NEW YORK, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Gold Crest Care Center of the Bronx, New York, 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 sauteing 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).
"Our dietary department is a crucial aspect of our operations here at Gold Crest Care Center and we take great pride in the food we make here. We understand that many health issues our residents encounter can potentially be avoided with the right diet. Our dietary department is superb, and works with every resident individually to create personalized nutrition plans. This being Nutrition Month, we salute the work they do and thank them for it," said Mark Salamon, administrator at Gold Crest Care Center.
Gold Crest Care Center provides its residents with short-term rehabilitation, long-term nursing care and 24-hour on-call board-certified physicians and registered nurses. Gold Crest also offers hospice care, cancer recovery services, IV therapies, specialized wound treatment, ophthalmology, podiatry, audiology, dental services, radiology services, pastoral services and more.
Gold Crest enjoys amenities that include a whirlpool/shower areas, WIFI, sun-rooms, private dining rooms, family rooms, a library and a piano room. Gold Crest's goal is to help reduce depression, stress, and anxiety, as well as improving overall quality of life. Their dedicated staff are passionate about the life enrichment programs, such as birthday parties, BBQs, special events, live entertainment and more.
Feel free to visit Gold Crest Care Center at 2316 Bruner Ave, Bronx, NY, for a tour of the facility. Give us a call at (718) 882-6400 or check us out online at www.GoldCrestCC.com. Like us at www.Facebook.com/GoldCrestCareCenter. Follow us at www.Twitter.com/GoldCrestCC. Connect with us at www.Linkedin.com/company/Gold-Crest-Care-Center. Join us at www.Gplus.to/GoldCrestCC.
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