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Fairview Nursing Care Center Highlights its Outstanding Dietary Department

Forest Hills area nursing home Fairview Nursing Care Center supports March National Nutrition Month

 
PRLog - Mar. 26, 2014 - 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 Fairview Nursing Care Center of Forest Hills, 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 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).

“Our dietary department is a crucial aspect of our operations here at Fairview Nursing 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,” Asher Frankel, Administrator at Fairview Nursing Care Center.

Fairview Nursing Care Center is a 200-bed skilled nursing facility providing top notch short-term rehabilitation and specialized long-term care to the residents of Queens, NY. Located at at 69-70 Grand Central Parkway, Forest Hills, NY 11375, overlooking the lake at Flushing Meadows and surrounded by beautiful gardens, Fairview provides the perfect atmosphere for health, wellness, and superior care.



For more information on Fairview Nursing Care Center, visiting hours, or general inquiries, kindly contact Asher Frankel at 718-263-4600 or send us an email at admissions@fairviewrehab.com. Like us at Facebook.com/fairviewnursingcare and Follow us at Twitter.com/fairviewnursing.

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