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Superfoods pair well with superb company

Eating well is important, especially as we grow older. More and more studies show a strong link between what we eat and how it affects our health and well-being.

Especially rich in nutrients and antioxidants, superfoods can help thwart age-related conditions and even improve a person’s mood. While there’s no hard and fast rule about what makes a superfood super, it is generally accepted they are exceptionally high in vitamins and minerals. In addition to being excellent sources of antioxidants, they also can provide probiotics or essential fatty acids, elements known to help stave off disease.

Common superfoods include apples, broccoli, oranges, fish, blueberries, dark leafy greens, almonds, green tea, brown rice and tomatoes. Exotic examples include chia seeds, goji berries, seaweed and kefir.

A few servings a day could significantly enhance your health and well-being when paired with a balanced diet, regular physical activity and meaningful social connection. In fact, research continues to show that social connection can be just as nourishing as the food we eat.

“At Atria, we believe people belong together,” said Ronda Watson, Senior Vice President of Culinary Operations for Atria Senior Living. “We know that because we serve more than 23,000 older people every day.

“What we set out to do is create experiences that inspire people to gather around the table and share a great meal together. There’s a real sense of community and connection that happens.”

Through ongoing training, Atria chefs keep up with the latest culinary trends and continuously offer inventive dishes that are healthy and flavorful. Incorporating superfoods is one way they pack an extra nutritional punch into every meal and help make smart food choices easier for their residents.

So the next time you gather with family and friends, include a dish that’s rich in superfoods. To get started, check out this recipe for salmon with watercress, red wine figs, blue cheese and beets created by Chad Welch, Executive Chef of Culinary Operations for Atria.

 

Click here for the recipe and learn more about how Atria helps people live better.

 


With locations in Ardsley, Briarcliff Manor, Ossining, and Rye Brook, Atria Senior Living has been the area’s trusted choice in senior living for more than 20 years and was voted Best of Westchester in 2017 and 2018.

Locate the community nearest you and schedule a visit today. Let us show you how Atria helps older people live better – AtriaSeniorLiving.com/Westchester.


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