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Healthy Eating for Seniors

Which Teas are Best for My Elderly Loved One?

If you are responsible for the elderly care of an aging loved one, you might be looking for some new foods and drinks to introduce to them to break up the monotony, or you might even be looking for an all-natural way to help soothe some of their aches and pains. If so, herbal teas…

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How Can I Help My Elderly Relative Improve Digestion?

The most obvious signs of aging are external, such as wrinkles and grey hair. However, age affects the body internally as well, and many elderly adults notice changes there as well. The digestive system is one area that is greatly impacted with age because it slows down and decreases in efficiency. Elderly adults that have…

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How Many Seniors Have a Vitamin D Deficiency?

It’s recommended that people over the age of 70 get 800 IU of vitamin D each day. According to the CDC, in 2012, between 3 and 31 percent of adults had a vitamin D deficiency. In that range, the deficiencies were lowest in non-Hispanic Caucasian adults and highest in non-Hispanic African-American adults. Vitamin D helps…

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Celebrate National Pizza Day With These Veggie-Packed Crusts

Everyone needs to eat plenty of fresh vegetables. The elderly often lean towards easy-to-cook meals they find in the freezer section. All they need is a microwave. Those meals are also typically loaded with sodium, sugar, and fats. November 12 marks National Pizza Day. Spend the day with your mom making veggie-packed pizza crusts that…

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How Important Are Whole Grains in Your Parent’s Diet?

If you have been to a grocery store or listened to the news recently, you have noticed that whole grains are being heavily emphasized as an important part of everyone’s diet. As a family caregiver, you know that what your parent eats makes a tremendous difference in their health and well-being, and are likely always…

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National Egg Month: Egg Recipes That Are Ideal for Elders

Many family caregivers that include meal prep as part of their elder care duties struggle to get their aging loved ones to eat regularly, much less take in enough nutritionally balanced meals when they do. Because every bite counts, family caregivers must choose nutritionally dense ingredients so that their elder loved ones can get as…

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