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Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home Highlights its Outstanding Dietary Department

Brooklyn area nursing Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home 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 Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home of Brooklyn, 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 allexamples 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 vital aspect of our operations here at Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home 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 Marty Dicker, the Administrator at Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home.

Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home is a premier 140-bed nursing and rehabilitation care center that provides comprehensive inpatient care to all its residents. Located at 2749 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY

11208, Brooklyn Queens’s professional and compassionate staff provides around-the-clock medical and nursing care in a caring and comfortable environment that centers around its residents. Brooklyn Queens offers outstanding short-term rehabilitation for individuals coming from an acute-care setting, as well as superior long-term care and hospice care. Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home has an exceptional staff of physical, occupational and speech therapists that carefully tailors unique recovery programs for each and every resident.

For more information on Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home, visiting hours or general inquiries, please contact Administrator Marty Dicker at 718.277.5100

or at martyd@brooklynqueensnh.com.

Like them at Facebook.com/BkQuRehab and Follow them at Twitter.com/BkQuRehab. Check them out at their newly redesigned website atwww.BrooklynQueensNH.com.

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