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Best Foods to Reduce the Risk of Age-Related Illnesses

By Rick Cohen, 9:21 am on

fresh-produceAt Home Care Assistance of Wisconsin, we are dedicated to helping seniors live a happier and healthier life in the comfort of home. As experts in the senior care industry, we know that elderly individuals are susceptible to many age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s. In an effort to improve the health and wellbeing of our clients, we encourage a nutritious diet that is full of foods known to reduce the risk of age-related illnesses.

Fruits: Fruits provide antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and that kick of sweetness that everybody craves. Known to reduce your risk of cancer, stroke and cognitive decline, fruits are healthy for your body and mind.

Vegetables: Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and lettuce contain the proper nutrition to improve digestion and boost immunity.

Nuts: Rich in protein and vitamins, nuts are an excellent snack to enjoy. Nuts revitalize your skin, manage inflammation and lower cardiovascular risks.

Fish: Best known for its omega-3 fatty acids, fish is a high protein food that provides your body with anti-ageing benefits.

Whole Grains: While grains are packed with fiber, protein, B vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. These powerhouse grains reduce the risk of stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, asthma, inflammation, gum disease and cancer.

The first step to reducing your risk of illness and disease is maintaining a balanced and healthy diet. Home Care Assistance caregivers receive extensive training on proper nutrition for elderly adults. They prepare meals, go grocery shopping and educate their clients about the importance of a healthy diet.

To learn more about how to protect your loved one from age-related illness and disease, contact a Milwaukee home care professional today. We are available twenty four hours a day to answer your questions and assist in any way we can. Call 414-964-8000 and speak directly with a Client Care Manager about home care for your loved one.