No matter what your age, good nutrition is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Daily food choices can make an important difference in your health and in how you look and feel. As a caregiver, managing the nutritional needs of your senior client or family member can be a challenge, but here are some practical diet tips that will help you to make planning and cooking nutritious meals a pleasurable experience for you both.
In general, changing to a more healthy diet is in every person’s short and long term best interest. But for older adults, there are particular benefits of healthy eating. They include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times and better management of chronic health problems. For seniors, eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced.
As we age, good nutrition is essential. Our metabolic rates slow down and we tend to need fewer calories because we are not generally as physically active as we once were. So making sure that the senior you care for is eating nutrient-dense foods and making the most of the calories that they do eat becomes more necessary. To read the rest of this article, click HERE.
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