All of us at Chefs For Seniors wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving! While almost no one is going to be eating like Euell Gibbons on Turkey Day, here are 7 tips for making your holiday a little healthier.
After a certain age, proper food becomes all the more critical because of the deteriorating condition of the body and the inability to digest anything and everything. The taste bud changes, the side effects of medications ruin the will to eat much, and a certain amount of laziness creeps in. Systems of the body tend to become more delicate which requires a little more care than when young. Therefore, the importance of a healthy diet is more for senior citizens. Here are 7 easy and healthy recipes!
Older adults with a normal physical activity level should eat at least 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables each day. A serving typically constitutes ~1 cup in volume. Despite those recommendations, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that only 1 in 10 seniors eat enough fruits and vegetables. And no, taking a multivitamin isn’t a substitute for whole foods since your body doesn’t absorb nutrients as efficiently from concentrated supplements.
To help you increase the amount of healthy fruits and vegetables in your diet, here are 10 simple tips!
There are many reasons why food additives and preservatives are so prevalent in packaged, processed foods. For one, they help keep food fresh longer and reduce the risk of contamination. In some cases, like vitamin fortification in cereal, additives can enhance the nutrient value of foods.
While some food additives and preservatives aren’t harmful to most people, there are some that should be avoided. Here’s a list of 7 Food Additives and Preservatives to Avoid.
Inflammation is one of the main tools used by the body to fight illness and disease. In most cases, inflammation is a natural part of the healing process. However, some chronic medical conditions cause the body to have an overly inflammatory response. One of the best measures you can take to reduce unnecessary inflammation is to eat a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods.
While it’s been proven that your diet is heavily correlated with risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, at this point little is known about the connection between diet and memory loss – specifically diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Despite the lack of concrete evidence at this point, here are some foods and diet tips based on early research that can help prevent memory loss as you age.
Dehydration is an excess loss of water that disrupts the body’s normal functions. It takes place when someone loses more fluids than they take in. For many elderly people, chronic dehydration is a major concern that can lead to hospitalization and health issues. Generally speaking, humans can only survive for 4 days without water.