STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Health and wellness professionals at The Villas of Manalapan, N.J., are alerting seniors and all consumers to the health hazards of eating too much sugar.
Experts at the luxurious, wellness-centric, senior apartment-community close to Staten Island, N.Y., point out that excessive sugar can lead to – and accelerate – numerous health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, heart disease, and cancer. According to research, the average American eats over 17 teaspoons of added sugar per day, which is nearly triple the recommended upper limit.
Many nutrition experts suggest that the sugar you do consume should come from whole foods, not added sugar. For example, opt for blueberries or banana instead of added cane sugar or syrups. Most sugar consumption comes in the forms of drinks, such as soda, juices and energy drinks. Villas health professionals warn that “drinking” your sugar leads to higher consumption and a more challenging load for your body to process.
To help you gain control over sugar consumption in your life, The Villas of Manalapan offers the following tips:
About the Villas of Manalapan
The Villas of Manalapan is an upscale, world class resort-inspired apartment community offering a range of amenities and services sensitive to the lifestyle, health and daily needs of seniors. Orchestrated by Hackensack Meridian Health, the complex is uniquely focused on wellness and prevention – and ideal for singles and couples alike. The luxurious 100,000-square-foot community offers a unique arrangement of supervision and increased healthcare with onsite physician services. Embracing independent-living, assisted-living, skilled-nursing and memory-care needs on specialized floors, the Villas eliminates the need to relocate elsewhere due to health issues, allowing couples to remain together in a comforting, well-managed, posh environment. The Villas is located at 289 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726. For information, or to schedule a tour, the Villas may be reached at 732-847-3920, contacted via www.villashmh.com/contact, and visited online at www.villashmh.com.
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