Fruits and Veggies Benefits
Fruits and Veggies are a vital part of anyone’s diet but are especially important for our elderly loved ones. Fruits and vegetables are a great source of important vitamins and minerals. Some, like avocados and olives, even contain healthy fats as a vehicle for the vitamins to get to our cells for nourishment. Most vegetables are low in calories so they are safe to nosh on to make you feel more full. Fruits are a great food to reach for when you have a sweet tooth instead of that triple chocolate cake.
How Can I Get More?
One easy way to get more veggies into your diet is to have your home care aide cut up some fresh veggies and put them in individual baggies. This way, you can reach for a healthy snack when you are a little hungry. Apples are great to keep on hand.
There are so many different fruits that are seasonal so do some research and try some new fruits or vegetables that you may not have tried before. Fresh figs are a big fall fruit favorite for me. You can look up lots of yummy recipes to enjoy new flavors.
Let Everyone in on the Good News
Spread the word about More Matters Month. Let your friends know how important it is for senior health care. For your next get together, try to make some hors devours with fresh fruits and veggies. Explain to your friends how important they are to a healthy diet. You can even show off your garden if you have one.