Infographic: Give Your Eating Habits a Makeover
We read a lot about “anti-aging” products. But in fact, one of the best ways to avoid and even reverse some of the health issues we might face in our later years is to choose a nutritious, healthy diet every day—and to avoid unhealthy foods. Check out this infographic to find some simple, beneficial substitutions to make in meals and snacks.
Your health care provider can suggest an eating plan that’s right for you. Right at Home’s professional in-home caregivers can help, with meal planning and preparation, grocery shopping, and companionship to help clients eat well.
Give Your Eating Habits a Makeover
Small changes can make a big difference.
Simple food swaps can help you get the nutrients you need, maintain a healthy weight, and lower the risk of chronic disease.
|Instead of …||Choose …|
|Salt||Herbs and spices|
|White bread||Whole-grain bread|
|Fried food||Stir-fried food|
|Sugary drinks||Sparkling water|
|Potato chips||Plain popcorn|
Talk to your doctor about an eating plan that’s right for you!
How to Detect Undernutrition in Seniors
“About 80% to 90% of the clients we see are in some way at risk of malnutrition for a variety of reasons,” Teresi says. “The nutrition component to the care we provide is a significant value to all of our clients and their families. And our caregivers love it, too! Research has shown that eating with someone else improves nutritional status, so we encourage our caregivers to sit down and eat with clients, either at home or at a restaurant. It’s a really nice experience for both parties.”
Nutrition Tips for Seniors
The saying goes, “You are what you eat.” Because nutrition plays such a big role in overall health, it’s important to make sure your senior loved one’s diet is balanced and healthy, and takes into account their lifestyle and any medical conditions. We’ve put together a few tips to help keep meals delicious, not daunting.
Let Grandparents Eat What They Want
Grandma eats nachos for lunch and ice cream sundaes for dinner. And her doctor approves. If you find this nutrition for seniors hard to swallow, keep reading.