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Good and Healthy Foods for Your Senior Loved Ones

Good and Healthy Foods for Your Senior Loved Ones

One of the most important keys to a healthy body and mind is having a nutritious and healthy food and liquid intake. This is because our bodies react to the food that we eat; thus, when our diet intake is unhealthy, we will be experiencing symptoms brought about by lack of energy, a weak immune system, and diseases caused by poor-functioning body organs. Senior individuals, most especially, need to have a regular healthy diet intake.

Whether you are in your late golden years — living independently and preparing your own food— or you are one employing home care services for your elderly loved one, it is important to know which foods are best for seniors in order to achieve and maintain a healthy body and mind:

  • Salmon

    While most fishes are rich in protein and vitamins, salmon is most especially packed with much-needed nutrients for seniors. It contains Omega-3 fatty acids that work to keep a healthy heart and greatly decreases brain cell loss, helping to prevent dementia.

  • Eggs

    Besides being packed with protein, eggs contain choline, a B-vitamin that benefits memory enhancement and helps with stress management. Plus, eggs are also easy to incorporate into any prepared meal.

  • Greek Yogurt

    Greek yogurt is high in protein and calcium, which are good for preventing osteoporosis, not to mention digestion-friendly probiotics. Greek yogurt is most especially beneficial for seniors who are on a low-meat diet plan as this gives them the much-needed protein to preserve muscle mass.

  • Spinach

    Spinach and other green leafy vegetables are rich in Vitamin K, which aids in blood clotting and the overall healing process. Spinach also contains good amounts of B-complex vitamins — specifically B2 and B6 — which aids in cell health and giving energy to the body.

  • Mixed Nuts

    Different kinds of nuts contain different minerals which are essential to maintaining a healthy body and mind. Almonds are high in magnesium, which helps regulate blood sugar and pressure levels; and pistachios are high in potassium, which is important for various bodily functions.

  • Dark Chocolate

    While too many sweets are bad and may cause diabetes, dark chocolate can actually be a healthy indulgence for seniors. This is because it is high in antioxidants which help to cleanse the body and rid it of unwanted toxins and free radicals that may potentially cause damage to organs, causing a number of diseases.

Healthy food intake, regular exercise, good amount of rest, and stimulating activities and social interactions all contribute to a healthy and happy lifestyle for seniors.

Helping Hands Hale is a home care service provider in Hawaii that promotes independence among seniors and aims to help improve your elderly loved ones’ quality of life.

We are a trustworthy healthcare service provider in Hawaii, and we offer quality personalized services through understanding the unique needs of our client first before creating a proper care plan, enabling a holistic home environment where your senior loved ones can live happily.

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