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Nutrition and Rehabilitation Therapy in Post-Acute Care


It should come as no surprise that there is a direct correlation with a healthy diet and recovery in rehabilitation therapy.  Studies indicate that diet is a condition that can positively or negatively affect blood flow to the muscles. Foods rich in dietary nitrates such as oranges, watermelon, beets, and green vegetables can help aid the progress of post-acute care patients. Research has documented an increase in microvascular vasodilation within 6 hours of a patient consuming two cups of orange juice. Additional changes, such as a decrease in diastolic blood pressure and an increase in the anti-inflammatory after an individual consumed foods high in nitrates for four weeks.

Fruits and vegetables will also aid in controlling the inflammatory process because they are rich in antioxidants. When in doubt, choose brightly colored produce. For more than 40 years, South Coast Post Acute has provided post-acute rehabilitation therapy, long-term, and nutritionally based care health services. 

Contact us to learn more about how South Coast Post Acute can aid your recovery using nutrition and dietary tactics. South Coast Post Acute is the post-acute community of choice in Southern California that supply’s effective rehabilitation therapy. 

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