As our loved ones age, family caregivers may find themselves in the odd position of
telling older relatives to eat the same vegetables we once refused to eat growing up. It’s
important to supply low-income seniors with healthy ingredients and support their diets
by helping them prepare nutritious meals. Here are some of the common health issues
a good diet can help prevent:
Heart Disease
Since heart disease is so prevalent, it is essential that seniors understand what they
need to eat in order to prevent it. Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of one’s
diet and can help keep the heart healthy.
Osteoporosis
Milk products and other dairy should be a daily part of any senior citizen’s diet. Failure
to consume a sufficient amount of these products can lead to osteoporosis, especially in
women. Whole grains, nuts, and beans are also part of a balanced diet that can keep
your loved one’s bones healthy and strong.
Diabetes
Diabetes is a common condition that often affects elderly individuals. Controlling sugar
intake, good fats, and whole grains can help avert or manage diabetes. Trans fats
should be avoided at all costs in order to cut down on the likelihood of your loved one
worsening their diabetes. Red meat can also be harmful in large portions.
FSL provides nutritious meals and meal-delivery to seniors in Arizona. Please reach out
if you are struggling to meet a senior loved one’s nutritional needs.