The Importance of Superfoods in a Senior’s Diet
Not all food is created equal, which is why it is important for you to understand which foods are considered “superfoods” and learn to include them in your daily diet. Not only will eating the right foods make you feel better, it might even help ward off harmful illnesses and diseases.
- Greek Yogurt – Almost any yogurt can be healthy, as long as it is low in fat and sugar, but Greek yogurt provides even more benefits, helping seniors stay healthy. Greek yogurt has almost double the protein, an important muscle building nutrient.
- Salmon – Omega-3 fats are an essential part of a healthy diet, but most Americans don’t get the right amount. Salmon contains high amounts of not only Omega-3s but also Vitamin D, both of which are important for keeping up metabolism and preventing heart disease.
- Beans – Fiber is one of the nutrients that many seniors lack. Beans can provide almost 17 grams of fiber along with protein and calcium. They are easy to add into almost any meal, whether the main entrée or as a stand-alone side dish.
- Tree Nuts – Nuts provide another important source of Omega-3s. They help to not only reduce the risk of heart disease, but they also help to reduce blood pressure and levels of bad cholesterol.
It is important for you or the person that provides home health care for you to ensure that these and other healthy foods are incorporated into your daily diet.