Eating healthily is one of the best ways to achieve optimal health. Although nutritional needs vary from one person to another, MOG Home Health Care Services believes that certain strategies can help anyone maintain a healthy diet. Since seniors need nutrition more than any other, they should:
- Focus on Nutrient-Rich Foods
One’s caloric needs decreases as they age while the need for nutrients stays the same or may increase. Seniors should eat more nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables and fruits, beans and lentils, as well as nuts and seeds to receive the vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, and fats they need.
- Eat Enough Fiber
For a healthier digestive system and to avoid constipation or other problems, eating more fiber-rich food is necessary. Good sources of fiber include oats and oat bran, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables.
- Consider Supplements
When you are avoiding certain foods, you may find it hard to get some nutrients in your diet. You can ask your provider of medical service in Pennsylvania to assist you with what vitamin or mineral supplement you should take because some supplements may interfere with certain medications.
- Stay Hydrated
As you age, it may be hard to recognize that you are thirsty. Make sure that you’re regularly drinking plenty of fluids. You should take at least 8 glasses of water daily. Other good sources of fluid aside from water are from juice, tea, soup, or water-rich fruits and vegetables.
- Stay Social
Eating with friends and family members, despite being on respite care, can be a good way to stay social. This kind of social interaction can turn mealtimes into a more enjoyable affair, instead of a chore that you would want to skip.
As a provider of home care in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, we always make sure that seniors are following a healthy eating habit. We work with dietitians, nutritionists, and doctors to prepare the exact set of foods that seniors need.