Customizing Programs for All Diets
Gourmet Everyday recognizes the importance of complying with diet recommendations for chronic health conditions. Below are the most up to date suggestions for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease:
What We Do
Health Navigators strives to help patients implement and/or develop individual action plans. The Navigator will schedule an office visit with the patient to discuss the action plan, set attainable goals and enroll the patient in a program appropriate for his/her needs.
The Navigator will establish regular follow up protocol with the patient and monitor program progress. The Navigator team will identify gaps for the provider, share all updated chart information and report clinical data to the chronic disease management team members. Navigator will publish a patient file to demonstrate the physician's efforts to reach "fully in place" Patient Centered Medical Home insurance standards.
Health Navigators will communicate weekly with clinical team members and patients through meetings, phone conversations and online tools.
High Blood Pressure
Reduce sodium: The main source of sodium in diets is the salt contained in packaged and processed foods. A low sodium diet is recommended to be 1600mg of sodium per day or less.
Eat more fruits and vegetables: Protects against developing high blood pressure.
Reduce alcohol: People who drink more than two drinks per day have an increased risk of high blood pressure compared to nondrinkers.
Increase fiber intake: The recommended amount of dietary fiber is 20-35 grams a day. Many complete whole grains are an excellent source of dietary fiber.
Eat fish twice a week: Recent research shows that eating oily fish with Omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, trout) may help lower your risk of death from coronary artery disease.
Reduce caffeine: Drinking less than 2 cups of caffeine a day reduces the chance of high blood pressure.
Eat freshly picked fruits and vegetables: Vegetables and fruits are high in vitamins, minerals and fiber – and low in calories.
Increase whole-grain intake: Whole-grains contain fiber to help lower cholesterol and feel full, helping you manage your weight.
Eat fish twice a week: Recent research shows that eating oily fish with omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, trout) may help lower your risk of death from coronary artery disease.
Choose lean meats: Always choose lean meats or chicken without skin, then prepare them without added saturated and trans fats.
Downgrade the dairy: Select reduced fat dairy products.
Cut the sugar: avoid processed flours and sugars.
Hold the salt: A low sodium diet is recommended to be 1600mg of sodium per day or less.
Type 2 Diabetes
Reduce saturated fat: Between 25-35 percent of calories a day should be from fat. Such fats can be found in butter, margarine and shortening.
Avoid cholesterol: Total cholesterol intake should be less than 200 mg per day.
Lower the protein: Choose lean sources of protein that has fewer calories
Increase the fiber: A diet high in fiber (25-30 grams a day) helps control blood glucose and hemoglobin levels.
Replace salt with fruits, veggies and dairy: A low sodium diet is recommended to be 1600mg of sodium per day or less.
Reduce overall calories: Eliminate alcohol, sugar-containing beverages and most highly concentrated sweets.
Control your portions: eat several small meals throughout the day.
Reduce saturated fats: Reduce your daily intake of fat to 30 percent by purchasing low-fat products such as low-fat dairy products.
Keep calories from fat below 30 percent: Eating about 33 grams of fat for each 1,000 calories in your diet will keep weight down.
Freshly picked fruits and vegetables: Vegetables and fruits are high in vitamins, minerals and fiber – and low in calories
Select whole grains: Whole grains regulate blood pressure and heart health. Add whole-grain to your diet with flaxseed, whole-grain bread, high-fiber cereals, whole-grain pasta and oatmeal.
Limit unhealthy fats: Choose monounsaturated fat instead of trans or saturated fats can reduce your blood cholesterol and lower your risk.
Lower your cholesterol intake: Less than 300 milligrams a day of cholesterol will ensure a heart-healthy diet.
Choose low-fat protein sources: Lean meats, fish, chicken and low-fat dairy products are some of the best sources of protein. Be sure to choose the lower fat options, such as skim milk and skinless chicken.