As a busy caregiver you need to feel your best. Fresh fruit is a great choice for both you and your elderly loved one. Elderly care providers can assist your aging loved one in fixing nutritious meals each day and cleaning up after. If there are basic tasks of living your elderly parent needs help with, call the agency today and arrange some elder care services.
How does fruit help you look and feel better?
- Fruit contains vitamin C, which is linked to lower risks of some types of cancers. It also helps your body to produce collagen, which keeps the skin on your face looking firm and full. Choose from strawberries, cantaloupe, oranges, kiwi, papayas, and pineapples.
- The potassium in fruit helps to regulate your blood pressure as well as being an essential mineral for many body functions. Choose from plantains, bananas, mangoes, papayas, oranges, peaches and honeydew melons
- Fruit’s natural fiber and water content help you keep a healthy digestive system. They also help you to feel full for a longer period which staves off the cravings. Fruit is good for managing weight for this reason. Choose from pears, blueberries, oranges, strawberries, bananas, blackberries and apples.
- Fruit contains anti-inflammatories called anthocyanin’s. These help to lower muscle fatigue and pain. Choose from pomegranates, cherries and blueberries.
- The polyphenols in fruit are organic substances that may help raise brain and motor function according to a study conducted by Tufts University. They may possibly reduce inflammation as well as oxidative stress which cause cognitive decline with aging. Choose from raspberries, apples, blueberries, plums, strawberries and concord grapes.
- Fruit helps to keep the body regular and avoid constipation. The natural juiciness of fruit gives you a healthy and refreshing way to hydrate yourself.
Fruit is a great snack choice. Most fruit lasts for several hours unrefrigerated as long as it isn’t too hot in the house. Most fruits like apples, oranges and bananas, grapes, melons and so on are sold from the supermarket shelf. They aren’t in the refrigerated section, but store temperatures are kept cool. The ability for fresh fruit to last for a while out of the fridge makes it a great choice for a take-along snack. Fruit is filling as well, so you don’t need to eat as much. If you are short on time but want to avoid fast food and eat healthy, turn to fruit as a really great snack and healthy energy source.
Fresh fruit is part of a healthy lifestyle and can give you the energy and nutrients you need to make it through a busy day without giving into fatigue.
For more information about elderly care in Town & Country MO, contact Senior Services Unlimited. We are an elder care agency providing affordable and respectful home care to couples, veterans, and the disabled. call (314) 646-8131.
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