Is Mom Eating Right?
By CarePatrol of Baltimore
Mother’s Day is this weekend, and it’s time to ask a very important question. Is your mom (or dad for that matter) eating right? Are they getting the nutrition their bodies need? Just like you, older adults need essential nutrients like proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and, of course, a lot of water. Many studies show that a healthy diet reduces your risk of developing certain kinds of cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart disease.
Even if you or your aging loved one is slowing down, you still need nutritious food to keep your body balanced and healthy. And it’s more important than ever to retain energy levels to stay active and involved. In fact, low energy levels can lead to decreased activity, isolation, and even depression — which can lead to a host of other issues.
Healthy eating isn’t a quick fix, unfortunately. It’s truly a lifestyle that requires permanent and consistent effort to gain results. But it’s easy to begin with small steps, like drinking more water, using less salt, using whole-
It’s also important to cut out obvious unhealthy items like soda, fast-
If it’s becoming difficult to eat right, or you find it’s challenging to ensure your parents are doing so, it may be time to consider a meal plan service. The senior housing referral organization CarePatrol offers an option that may appeal to you. Welcome Home Meals is a program that prepares a wide variety of nutritious meals, at an affordable price point. Each meal costs about $6.99.