As individuals become older, they need to look at other ways to keep their health in check. Seniors may start reading about different ways to stay healthy, or you may find things to recommend. If a senior is not focused on health, it is time for you to think about getting them extra help at home. Senior home care providers will help a senior stay on the healthy path and take the stress off of your shoulders.
You may be concerned about your loved ones aging in place, but the truth is this is an option for many older adults. Senior home care can help your parents cook and meal prep for the week if needed. Spices are one of the best things to add to dishes because it gives healthy meals an extra kick. Here are five spices that older adults should consider eating or adding to a meal.
Consider adding Gingko Biloba to your loved one’s diet if he or she suffers from a memory-related illness. It is effective in treating disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and is a preventative agent for similar conditions by shielding neurons against plaque development. Gingko Biloba may be consumed as a tea, a liquid supplement, or a tablet.
The herb aloe vera is revered for its therapeutic properties. This plant is both nourishing and beneficial to the digestive system. Leaky gut syndrome, a medically unrecognized illness that many alternative practitioners think is the root cause of several major digestive issues, may affect certain elderly people. The therapeutic properties of aloe vera are enhanced by its ability to soothe the digestive system. Aloe vera may be consumed by adding a cap of the plant to water or juice regularly for your loved one to drink.
Known for its detoxifying properties due to its high antioxidant content, turmeric is especially beneficial for the elderly, whose bodies tend to amass waste and poisons over time. A healthy dinner may be created by combining turmeric with pepper and adding it to chicken and rice to improve the taste and make it more nutritious. Occasionally you will also find this in tea.
Ginger is an effective remedy for nausea and upset stomach in the elderly. Adding ginger to a smoothie or a stir-fry enhances the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, and it may be consumed in the form of tea. There may also be ginger chews that seniors find tasty.
Add In Garlic
In many older people’s diets, garlic is an essential ingredient. As well as fighting colds and pneumonia, it also decreases cholesterol, blood pressure, and sugar levels. It’s a win-win! Pasta sauce, lean chicken, and a vegetable stir-fry are all excellent candidates for the flavor-enhancing use of garlic.
Supplementing with cinnamon on a regular basis has been shown to be as effective as taking statin medicines at lowering total cholesterol. Additionally, cinnamon helps the body better use insulin and reduces blood sugar levels by up to 30%.
Protecting the cells and immune system may be as simple as adding spices and herbs to their meals. You can do this for your loved one or have senior home care do for them too.
If you or an aging loved-one is considering Senior Home Care in Madison, WI please contact the caring staff at Agape Senior Services Madison today. (608) 841-1004