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Fruits and Veggies: Good For Your Mind and Body

healthy senior livingWe all know it’s important to have a balanced diet and there are numerous health benefits by including plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet.  Eating right promotes healthy aging and can help with weight management and blood pressure. At Parc Communities, residents can enjoy dining with friends in our full service restaurant style dining room for a delicious meal prepared by our executive chef.

Although fruits and veggies are great for physical health, a new study discusses how they can also improve mental well-being.  The research, conducted by the Warwick Medical School in the U.K., analyzed diet habits of 80,000 men and women in Britain. Participants answered questions about their daily intake of fruits and vegetables and then reported on exercise habits, employment and whether they smoked. They were also asked to report their levels of life satisfaction, mental well-being, any mental disorders, happiness, nervousness and feeling low.

The analysis showed the more fruits and vegetables the participants ate, the happier their overall well-being responses were.  Sarah Stewart-Brown, MD, research professor of public health at Warwick Medical School stated, “I think it’s splendid to know that fruits and vegetables are likely to be good for your mental health as well as your physical health.”

Parc residents enjoy delicious selections of freshly prepared vegetables, healthy salads, soups and entrees, including many ParcSmart healthy choices. Parc’s Wellness Director provides our residents with health information and tips to incorporate both healthy eating and physical fitness into their daily routine.  We invite you to visit us at Parc Communities and join us for a complimentary lunch to see for yourself.

If you are interested in scheduling a lunch and tour at a Parc community, please contact us today. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest senior news and information.


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