March is National Nutrition Month and here at Premier, our workforce exists to help support you with living a healthier lifestyle every day! Having a healthy diet and nutrition regiment is essential for your daily health and can protect you from many non-communicable chronic diseases (For example, heart disease, diabetes and cancer) according to the World Health Organization. Premier’s March newsletter focuses on some of the main benefits of maintaining a healthy diet.
Better Heart Health
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a growing concern in the U.S. and can lead to heart attacks, heart failure and stroke
The foods people eat can help reduce their blood pressure and keep their heart healthy. Eating fat-free or low fat dairy products, fish, poultry, nuts, & vegetable oils can all help to reduce blood pressure
Improve Mood and Memory
In 2016, researchers found diets with a high glycemic load (soft drinks, desserts, etc.) might trigger increased symptoms of depression and fatigue. Vegetables, whole fruits, & whole grains are a much healthier option
A healthful diet can help a person with diabetes, manage blood glucose levels, keep blood pressure and cholesterol within target ranges & maintain a moderate weight
Strong Bones and Teeth
Keeping the bones healthy can minimize the risk of bone issues later in life, such as osteoporosis. Broccoli, cauliflower & cabbage are rich in calcium which helps to maintain strong bones
Improved Digestive health
The colon is full of natural bacteria, which play important roles in metabolism and digestion. A diet rich with vegetables and vitamins provides a combination of prebiotics and probiotics that can help the colon thrive
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your Premier Home Health Aide for more nutritional tips. With Premier, you are always in the best care!