Undoubtedly, food can have a huge effect on a persons overall health and well being, especially for seniors. Certain nutrient packed foods, including the ones below, will help nourish the body and promote health, according to myageingparent.com. Remember to always check with your doctor before making changes to your diet.
- Avocado: Avocados are a tasty way to add some healthy fats to your diet, in addition to containing some powerful antioxidants.
- Mackerel: Another food which contains healthy fats, mackerel are a delicious fish. Studies have connected mackerel with a natural anti-inflammatory response and even a boost in brain function. They also contain vitamin d, a vital nutrient.
- Garlic: Bring on the garlic bread! Garlic may help protect your body against free radicals, and are known to naturally thin the blood, possibly helping prevent blood clots.
- Tomatoes: Tomatoes naturally contain lycopene, a natural nutrient which fights against free radical tissue damage. They may also protect against heart disease and some types of cancer.
- Spinach: Spinach is another powerful antioxidant food, high in beta-carotene, and also contains high levels of vitamin c, vitamin e, and folate, a triad of protectors against Alzheimer’s diseases.
- Liver: Liver isn’t particularly well known for it’s delicious taste, but it naturally contains an amino acid called homosysteine, vitamin b6, b12, and folate, all of which might improve brain function.
- Pear: Pears contain a high level of antioxidants and have also been linked to a natural anti-inflammatory effect.
- Red wine: Certain people swear to the health benefits of a small glass of red wine. Science has proved that it contains high levels of resveratrol, which also combats against Alzheimer’s.
- Dark chocolate: A delicious treat, dark chocolate with a high cocoa content contains some excellent antioxidants and it is easy to forget how healthy it is.
- Walnuts: High in Omega-3 fat, walnuts are also associated with an anti-inflammatory response. And they make a delicious snack!
Bonus: While certainly the most obvious, it cannot be understated how important staying hydrated is to maintaining and improving senior’s health. It is critical to every process in the body and drinking enough fluids can help you have more energy and improve your overall feeling of well being.
We hope that this list of foods provides you with some fresh options to incorporate into your diet. Diet changes should not be made without the supervision of a doctor, so please remember to always follow your medical professional’s advice. University Village is committed to maintaining and improving the health of our residents, and we provide an extensive, carefully chosen menu provided by our kitchen and resident chef which provides an additional ease to mealtimes. If you are interested in learning more about how University Village can help you, don’t hesitate… reach out to us today!
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