Did you know there are some tasty, healthy foods and drinks that your elderly loved one may actually enjoy? So, if you are trying to get them to eat healthier foods, share these great food ideas with them today. If needed, you or a senior home care provider can make sure these foods and drinks are always stocked up in their home.
Many senior citizens enjoy sitting around, maybe even outside, and drinking a cup of coffee. Did you or your elderly loved one know that studies show coffee is associated with a lower risk of developing liver disease and other liver conditions? Now that you do know this, you probably won’t get on your elderly loved one so much about their coffee consumption.
Does your elderly loved one love to eat watermelon, especially on hot summer days? If so, that is a great thing. One of the best benefits of eating watermelon is that it is filled with antioxidants. So, the next time your elderly loved one decides they want a watermelon, go get it for them. It is great for their health.
Did your know there are health benefits of eating chocolate, especially dark chocolate? Studies show that some of the many different benefits of eating this food include:
- Positive impact on brain function
- Better reaction times
- Stronger memory
- Better visual-spatial awareness
As you can see now, a bit of dark chocolate every now and again is actually good for your elderly loved one.
Did you know that it is good for your elderly loved one to eat whole grains? You may have heard of this health tip. However, did you know that popcorn is the only snack that is completely made of whole grains? In addition, studies show that popcorn has more fiber in it than most fruits and vegetables. It is filled with antioxidants, as well. So, the next time you or a senior home care provider is at your elderly loved one’s home and they want a snack, maybe you should suggest popcorn. Or the next time you are watching a movie or television show with your elderly loved one, the best snack to choose would be popcorn.
There are many foods and drinks that most people think aren’t healthy such as popcorn, chocolate (especially dark chocolate), coffee, and much more. The good news is that the foods noted above are actually good for your elderly loved one. If they want to eat or drink at least one of these foods or drinks every day, you or senior home care providers should make sure they are stocked up at their house. If they don’t currently have any of these drink or food options in their house, it might be a good idea for you or a senior care provider to take them grocery shopping. Hopefully by eating more of these foods or having some coffee, can boost your elderly loved one’s health.
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