Dietary Changes That Can Improve Your Senior Loved One's Health

A well-balanced diet can have numerous benefits for an older adult’s health and well-being. Here’s how private duty home care services from Senior Home Care by Angels can help your loved one eat healthier

Good nutrition is important for people of all ages, but it is especially important for seniors who cannot avoid many health problems without it. In order to stay strong and healthy, your loved one needs to make some dietary changes and follow guidelines for healthier eating. If you are worried that they are not eating well or that they are skipping meals, Senior Home Care by Angels can help. Our caregivers can prepare nutritious meals for your loved one and help them stick to a healthy eating plan.

Slower metabolism, health conditions, and loss of certain body functions are just some of the issues seniors face in their golden years. Luckily, some power foods can strengthen your loved one’s immune system and help them remain healthy.

Combat Slower Metabolisms with Protein-Rich Diets

Since older adults often deal with a slower metabolism, they turn to dieting and other unhealthy solutions. Unfortunately, reduced caloric intake can even worsen their condition. Instead, they should opt for a protein-rich diet and eat several smaller portions throughout the day. Our private duty home care providers can prepare meals with tuna, chicken breasts, turkey breasts, cottage cheese, salmon, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and other good sources of protein.

Increase Calcium Intake to Maintain Bone Health

To avoid fractures and falls, your loved one needs to maintain bone strength. Calcium is vital for bone health, so your parent should eat plenty of calcium-rich foods. Our private duty home care specialists can make meals your senior will enjoy prepared with dark green leafy vegetables, beans, canned fish, part-skim ricotta, cottage cheese, and other foods that can benefit your parent and boost their health.

Super Foods That Power the Body

Certain foods are simply healthier than others, and then there are those that can greatly benefit your loved one’s health. Our caregivers can make sure that your loved one includes these super foods into their diet. Blueberries can keep their cells healthy to protect the body against heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Beans are a good source of antioxidants, while fish such as salmon, mackerel, trout, and sardines are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids that have an important role when it comes to reducing blood pressure and high triglycerides and cholesterol. Another super food is spinach because it fights infection and strengthens the immune system.

With our private duty home care services, your loved one will easily adopt better eating habits. If you wish to learn more about our services in Canada, please contact your local Senior Home Care by Angels office today.

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