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7 Smart Food Choice Shifts for Healthy Aging-ANAHEIM HILLS

Maintaining a healthy weight and diet is important for healthy aging. Try out these 7 smart food shifts to limit calories from added sugars and saturated fats, reduce sodium intake, and integrate nutrient-dense foods into your senior parent’s diet.

  1. Shift from high-calorie snacks (such as potato chips) to nutrient-dense snacks (such as carrots).
  2. Shift from processed fruit products with added sugars (such as breakfast bars) to fresh fruit (such as strawberries, bananas, or peaches).
  3. Shift from refined grains (such as white bread) to whole grains (such as wheat bread).
  4. Shift from snacks with added salt or sugars (such as cookies) to snacks without added salt or sugars (such as unsalted peanuts).
  5. Shift from solid fats (such as butter) to oils (such as olive oil).
  6. Shift from a large café latte (made with whole milk) to a small café latte (made with fat-free milk).
  7. Shift from high-calorie or sweetened drinks (such as soda or sweet tea) to water, sparkling water, or water flavored with fruit.

SYNERGY HomeCare in-home caregivers can help your senior parent gain optimal nutrition, all while enjoying a delicious and healthy diet. SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona, Riverside, and Anaheim Hills in-home caregivers can assist your senior parent with:

Menu planning. To ensure your senior parent eats the right foods to stay healthy, SYNERGY HomeCare in-home caregivers can assist with preparing a well-balanced grocery list. As part of our home care meal service, we can also help your family member clip coupons, find the best deals, monitor on-hand food supplies, dispose of old outdated food, and go grocery shopping.

Mealtime feeding assistance. Unintentional weight loss affects more than a quarter of people over age 65. It may be a signal that a senior needs home care meals or feeding assistance. Research shows that feeding assistance, either during or between meals, can improve a senior’s daily fluid and food consumption needed to maintain a healthy weight.  

Meal preparation. Studies show that more than half of all seniors living at home are undernourished or malnourished. An unbalanced diet, the body’s inability to properly absorb food, and depression are possible reasons. As part of our home care meal services, our trained in-home caregivers can assist with meal preparation and monitor the food and fluid intake of your senior parent to ensure healthy nutrition. Once a senior parent or disabled family member can no longer cook a nourishing meal for themselves, it won’t be long before their health suffers. As part of our home care meal service, our in-home caregivers can prepare complete, nutritionally balanced breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with the right portion sizes for good health.

About SYNERGY HomeCare of Anaheim Hills
SYNERGY HomeCare of Anaheim Hills is the name you can trust in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange and Placentia for personal home care. SYNERGY HomeCare of Anaheim Hills is part of a national franchise of non-medical home care offices dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age.  SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to those in need – including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more.  SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona & Riverside can be found online at . The location also hosts active social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. Ken and Anna can be reached at 714- 706-1613 and [email protected] .