Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy as you age. Consuming the right food can help you maintain a healthy weight, stay energized throughout the day, and ensure that your body is getting the right nutrients it needs to fight against bacteria, and viruses.
Eating healthy also helps in lowering your risk of developing chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and most cancers.
Healthy meals are part of the benefits that patients in EldoradoWest Senior Living get to enjoy, aside from light housekeeping and personal care assistance that our aides provide them with. The nurses and caregivers in our Assisted Living Facility in Little Elm, Texas, are well aware of the risks of having poor nutrition, and it is important for you, as a family member, to know as well.
A bad diet can put your loved ones at risk of developing chronic diseases or even suffer from health complications brought by existing medical conditions. Your loved ones will end up visiting the hospital more often due to health problems, which will put a strain on their financial security in the long run.
To help avoid those risks, we have provided a list of some delicious healthy meals – including snacks – that you can whip up in no time:
- Whole-grain pancakes or waffles
- Yogurt parfait
- Salmon wrap
- Shrimp and pasta
- Lamb and potatoes
Even the patients under our Hospice Service respond well to a healthier diet. Symptoms of their conditions become more manageable and the risks of them experiencing any major complications are lower than those who aren’t paying much attention to what they eat.