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Morris Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Highlights its Outstanding Dietary Department

Bronx area nursing home Morris Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 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 Morris Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of the Bronx, 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 Morris Park Nursing & Rehabilitation 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,” said Estela Rono, Assistant Administrator at Morris Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Morris Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a top-notch 191-bed skilled nursing and comprehensive care facility serving the healthcare needs of the Bronx, New York. Located at 1235 Pelham Parkway North, Bronx, NY, Morris Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center offers 24-hour comprehensive inpatient care to their residents. Services include exceptional long-term care and short-term rehabilitation for individuals coming from an acute-care setting, an Alzheimer's/Dementia program, hospice and more. Morris Parks’ highly trained team of physical, occupational and speech therapists carefully tailor unique recovery programs for each resident.

For more information on Morris Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, visiting hours or general inquiries, kindly contact Estela Rono at 718.231.4300 or at EstelleR@morrisparkrehab.com. Like them at Facebook.com/MorrisParkRehab and Follow them at Twitter.com/MorrisParkRehab.

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