One of the most important factors included in the art of aging well is having a well-balanced diet. Your diet heavily influences your overall well-being, especially as you age. Following a few basic guidelines can help you incorporate healthy habits and delicious, fresh food into everyday meals, as an essential for optimal health, growing even more critical when your loved needs in home care giving.
Eat Your Vegetables
You probably heard your parents tell you to eat your vegetables when you were younger. Well, they were right. Eating fresh vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals helps the body function properly, helps keep weight in a normal range and prevents age-related disease and complications. Feature plenty of green vegetables daily, and don't forget to also choose colorful veggies such as carrots, beet, and squash. Our in home senior caregivers help your elderly loved one continue to make healthy choices for their diet.
Avoid Sugar And Saturated Fats
As food becomes more processed, it has become more and more difficult to avoid sugar in your diet. Sugar is a main ingredient in many of the foods we eat, but we don't realize it. It’s important to start reading labels to help determine what is in the products we buy. Common foods, such as ketchup, dressing, and snacks, are loaded with sugar. The best way to avoid sugar is to focus on fresh produce, buy whole foods and make it a daily practice to have your in home care giver closely inspect the ingredients on any processed food you buy.
With some creativity and a little planning, you can ensure that your senior loved one eats a healthy, well-balanced diet that will help him or her live a long, healthy, and happy life. At Home Care Advantage, you can rest assured your elderly loved one will receive in home care that includes best healthy practices. Reach out to us on Facebook or call us at (707) 205-4343 for an in home care assessment for your family member or for respite care if you are the primary caregiver. Each of our in home senior caregivers is carefully vetted, bonded, insured, reliable and trustworthy. Our 24/7 elderly care giving services are tailored to the requirements of individual clients to provide comfort for the people you care about most, while providing you peace of mind.