Aug 21, 2017 by Samantha Pfeifer
One of the best ways to prevent any type of cardiovascular disease or to control the symptoms is to eat a healthy diet that is rich in the nutrients you need. Seniors need to make sure that they consume the right foods to strengthen their heart and increase blood flow to the body. An in home health care team is able to provide your loved one with the tips, meal planning, and grocery shopping help needed to ensure your parent eats the proper foods to promote good heart health overall.
Eating better is one of the ways to improve your heart health and it may prove to be difficult for seniors, especially those with mobility issues. An in home health care team member can help your loved one plan what to eat and ensure that they receive all of the nutrients they require based on their doctor’s recommendations.
Below, you will find some tips on what foods are best to buy and consume for heart health in seniors.
Low Fat Dairy and Lean Meats – you want to avoid any type of dairy that is high in fat because it can lead to weight gain, but it is also not healthy for you in large quantities. In addition, seniors should opt-in for heart healthier options of meat such as a loin or a lean meat. For example, chicken breast, lean ground beef, ground pork, and similar.
Colorful Vegetables and Fruits – choosing colorful vegetables and fruits is always the way to go, especially because they are low in calories and they are high in minerals, vitamins, and fiber.
High Fiber Foods – you should always buy high fiber foods, as these will help aid with digestion. Your loved one’s in home health care team can help your loved one determine which high fiber foods are best, but some considerations include walnuts, vegetables, beans, cereals, and other nuts.
If you would like to learn more about our in home health care services and how we can help your loved one make better, heart healthy diet choices, call Comfort Keepers today.
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