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A fair amount of seniors lose their sense of taste and smell as they age, which can make food less enjoyable. It also means seniors are at a higher risk of not getting enough of the nutrients they need and prone to weight loss. Here, Santa Clarita elder care professionals highlight five foods that are high in calories and are actually good for the human body.
There was a time when half of the medical community thought that eggs were healthy and the other half thought they were not. A consensus opinion has formed that suggests that the type of cholesterol in eggs does not clog the arteries like saturated fat. More importantly, eggs are high in protein and calcium, which is exactly what seniors need the most.
It might seem like common sense that all chocolate is bad for you, but the truth is that a small amount of dark chocolate each day is actually good for the body. Dark chocolate is high in healthy fats that promote heart health and chock-full of antioxidants.
It is a good idea to avoid processed cheese, which is typically high in sodium. Aged cheeses like Parmesan heal the digestive system and are high in protein and calcium. It is believed to lower obesity and aid the metabolism.
Greek yogurt is high in a trans fat known as conjugated linoleic acid. This type of fat fights cancer and diabetes and promotes heart health. It is best to buy lowfat Greek yogurt from grass-fed cows. Flavored yogurt should be avoided as it is high in sugar and contains artificial sweeteners.
Avocados are 320 calories each, which may sound like a lot, but they promote a healthy heart and circulation. The healthy fats found in avocados also help the body better absorb nutritional benefits.
Learn more about elderly health and nutrition from the friendly and professional staff at Home Care Assistance. We are a leading provider of dementia, stroke, and Alzheimer’s care Santa Clarita families trust, offering flexible scheduling and 24/7 availability. For more information, don’t hesitate to call 661.259.9914 today and schedule your free in-home consultation.