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Delmont Medical Care Provides Healthy Eating Tips During March National Nutrition Month

Delmont Medical Care supports March National Nutrition Month

March 27, 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 Delmont Medical Care of Long Island, 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).

“Eating healthy is such an important part of everyday life. In fact, the best way to look at dieting is that its a lifestyle change, not a one or two month activity. This being Nutrition Month, we want to highlight some healthy eating facts and spread the word to all members of our community,” said Dr. Jacqueline Delmont, the Founder and CEO of Delmont Medical Care.

Dr. Jacqueline Delmont is a board certified Internist who has built a career serving low-income and underprivileged patients across Long Island and Queens. Dr. Delmont's medical team works closely with minority-led not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Jacqueline Delmont has established herself as a prolific lecturer and speaker, sharing her insights on a wide variety of health-related, women-related and community issues.

For more information on Dr. Jacqueline Delmont or Delmont Medical Care, please call 516 224 7460 or check out www.DelmontMedicalCare.com Like us at Facebook.com/DelmontMedicalCare. Follow us at Twitter.com/DelmontMedical. Connect with us at Linkedin.com/JacquelineDelmontMD. Join us at Gplus.to/DelmontMedicalCare.

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