Senior Care Center Publishes Article Sharing Tips About Eating Habits For Good Health

Senior Care Center is a free online resource that helps families find long-term care facilities for their elderly loved ones. It has recently posted an article that explains the significance of healthy eating and shared tips on how to eat healthily. The article can be read in its entirety at https://srcarecenter.com/other/5-tips-for-healthy-eating/.

The article starts off by establishing the importance of eating healthily and stresses why this is even more important in old age. Elderly people usually suffer from medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. All of these conditions can be kept under control by maintaining a proper diet and some exercise. The article also mentions that it might be difficult to change diet patterns in old age however encourages readers to take minor steps towards a healthier overall diet and subsequently, lifestyle.

The first tip the article shares is to cut out the cholesterol. High cholesterol levels can increase the chances of having a heart attack, a stroke, or a life-threatening condition. There are two types of cholesterol - HDL which is called the good cholesterol, and LDL which is considered the bad cholesterol. LDL can build up over time and clog arteries increasing the chances of a heart attack. To prevent the build-up of LDL it is important to avoid foods that have high levels of LDL, saturated fat, and trans fat such as fatty meats such as bacon and sausage, butter, hard margarine, lard, full-fat cheeses, yogurt, and milk, packaged foods such as cookies, donuts, and cakes, processed foods such as chips and buttered popcorn, and fried foods. Here, it is recommended to add foods to the diet that increase the levels of HDL such as avocado, nuts, soy, and soy-based products, extra virgin olive oil, flax seeds, and chia seeds, fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel, and beans and legumes.

The next piece of advice from the article is to eliminate all trans fats. They are the worst kind of fats as they decrease HDL while increasing LDL increasing the chances of stroke, heart attacks, and type-2 diabetes. They are typically found in found fried foods or in packaged food products such as frozen biscuits, packaged cakes and cookies, margarine, and frosting. However, it is also a naturally-occurring fat in foods such as fatty meats such as lamb and beef, as well as full-fat dairy products. To keep trans fat levels in check, it is recommended to avoid unhealthy fried foods and highly-processed, packaged foods.

The next piece of health advice the article shares is to eat more leafy greens as studies have shown a strong correlation between eating dark, leafy greens and being cognitively healthy. Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, rainbow chard, and collard greens contain a large variety of vitamins and minerals and are highly beneficial to the body. Dark greens also have a high level of minerals such as calcium, manganese, potassium, and magnesium, all of which the body needs to function at optimal performance. They can be incorporated into the diet by eating something as simple as a salad or something creative like a smoothie. Then the article recommends replacing dessert with fruit to cut back on the processed sugar intake, meet the daily fiber needs, and improve overall health. Finally, the article encourages drinking at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day. Water prevents dehydration, lubricates joints, and helps the kidneys function properly.

SrCareCenter’s advisors are always available to help families find senior care homes for their loved ones. They listen to a family’s concerns and answer all of their questions. They ask for details such as medical needs, dietary requirements, religious or cultural preferences, location preferences, and budgeting. They then identify the senior care homes that fit the family’s needs the best. They can also arrange tours of the facilities and help the elderly move in. The center’s advisors are dedicated to helping families make the right choice for their elderly loved ones.

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