Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but eating well all day, every day is essential to helping seniors remain as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Unfortunately,it can be difficult to know just what is considered a well-balanced diet for the elderly.
An article from the WebMD, How to Eat as You Age, outlines the five most important foods to keep the bodies and minds of seniors functioning well. These foods also help them to stay energized.
- Colorful fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Lean protein
- Fish with Omega-3s
When seniors lose an interest in food, it can lead to weight loss and malnutrition. That’s why it is so important to intervene if a loved one stops eating.
Are you unsure what your elderly parent should be eating or having a hard time getting them to eat at all? Call Physician’s Choice Private Duty at 402-331-2273 for help!