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Newark Extended Care Highlights its Outstanding Dietary Department

Newark, New Jersey area nursing home Newark Extended Care supports March National Nutrition Month

March 20, 2014 - PRLog -- 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 Newark Extended Care of Newark, New Jersey, 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).

Newark Extended Care is a premier 430-bed skilled nursing and comprehensive care facility serving the healthcare needs of the Newark community for 40 years. Services include exceptional short-term rehab for individuals coming from an acute-care setting, long-term care, an Alzheimer's/Dementia program, hospice and more. Newark Extended Care's highly trained team of physical, occupational and speech therapists carefully tailor unique recovery programs for each resident.

Located at 65 Jay Street, Newark, NJ 07103, Newark Extended Care offers secure, free parking on site and can also make arrangements for transportation services for families to visit their loved ones. For more information, kindly contact our Admissions Department at (973) 483-6800 extension 103. Like us at Facebook.com/NewarkExtendedCare or visit our website atwww.NewarkExtendedCare.com.

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