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Want to Live Longer? Watch Your Diet!

According to the most recent figures, the three countries with the highest life expectancy are Japan, Singapore, and Monaco. Most experts agree that a major contributor to the high life expectancy in these countries is their diet.

It has become fashionable in recent times to declare some foods are “superfoods.” Most experts reject this term, though, since it suggests that eating one particular food can lead to good health and a longer life expectancy.

This “quick fix” mentality is dangerous to our physical and our mental health. Eating a bowl of ice cream topped with acai berries is not only naïve, it is an ineffective and dangerous method of ensuring good health. Relying on “superfoods” to upgrade an otherwise healthy diet cannot have a positive effect on one’s health. We need to eat conscientiously on a daily basis.

That said, it is a fact that some foods are more nutritious than others, and we should certainly include these foods in our diet. The consensus is that the following foods that are highest in nutritional value:

  • Vegetables, especially leafy green vegetables and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage)
  • Salmon and other fatty fish
  • Beans, particularly soybeans and soybean-derived products like tofu
  • Citrus fruits
  • Berries
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Healthy oils, such as olive oil
  • Seaweed products such as nori

Many of these products contain an abundance of antioxidants and flavonoids, which are known to help the body regulate its inflammatory response, slow down cellular aging, help protect the body against illness and disease, and reduce the risk of cancer.

Besides scientific evidence showing the positive health effects of these, they are consumed in higher proportions in those countries with the highest life expectancy.

In addition to introducing more nutrient-rich foods into our diets, it is important to avoid foods that are known to have destructive effects on our health. The most important rule is to avoid simple carbohydrates as much as possible. Simple carbohydrates are implicated in many chronic health conditions, including diabetes and heart disease. Simple carbohydrates include bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, and of course sugar and high fructose corn syrup.

At the Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, we offer the very best of care in a patient-centered environment. And that includes varied, well-balanced meals that support our residents’ physical and mental health.

Our Food Service Director, Dietician and dietary staff tailor gourmet meals to the clinical needs and personal preferences of each resident. Residents may participate in our menu planning by meeting with the Food Service Director to plan their own “Resident Choice” menus.

Family and friends play an important role in mental health, and we encourage this healthy socialization by allowing our residents’ visitors to always join us free of charge. Is there a birthday or other event? Our kitchen staff is happy to cater free birthday parties, barbeques and other special events.

We are proud that our award-winning, state-of-the-art kitchen and elegantly decorated dining rooms exceed the latest Department of Health and Advisory Standards for food quality, preparation, variety and, of course, taste.

Contact us by clicking here to see which of our facilities will best meet your needs or the needs of your loved one.


The Regency organization has become synonymous with the best in senior healthcare and has garnered a well deserved reputation for its unsurpassed commitment to its patients and residents.

The Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers and Facilities throughout New Jersey have achieved numerous industry ‘gold standard’ benchmarks and have received accolades from all corners of the HealthCare community.

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