Eating healthy is important at any age, but it is especially important for older adults. Seniors need fewer calories but still need a certain amount of nutrients. This makes them prone to gaining excess weight and still becoming vitamin deficient.
As a provider of personal care, we treat senior nutrition as one of our priorities. It is important to have a balanced diet that is rich in essential nutrients and with less excess fats. Here are some tips from medlineplus.gov:
- Include foods rich in essential nutrients such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk, seafood, lean meats, poultry, eggs, beans, nuts, and seeds.
- Avoid empty calories such as chips, candy, baked goods, soda, and alcohol.
- Pick foods with less cholesterol and fat. Avoid saturated and trans fats. These types of fat come from animals and processed fat, such as margarine, vegetable shortening, and fried food from fast-food restaurants.
- Drink plenty of liquids especially when taking medicine.
Do you find it overwhelming to meal plan for yourself or your senior loved one? We at Acis Personal Home Care, LLC can help you. We are a provider of home care services in Loganville, Georgia dedicated to making it easy for you to live independently despite a health condition, old age, or disability.
We provide various services such as meal preparation, personal care, medication reminders, light housekeeping, companionship and social interaction, and a caregiver in Georgia.