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).
“This being Nutrition Month, we would like to send a huge thank you to our dietary department. They are a vital aspect of our operations here at Grandell and we all take a lot of pride in the food we make here. They work with every resident individually to create customized nutrition plans. We understand that many health issues our residents encounter can potentially be avoided with the right diet,” said Baruch Giberstien, Administrator at Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
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