When you think of healthy living, what do you think of?
Probably something along the lines of giving up the foods that you enjoy eating and swapping them out for a salad or a piece of broccoli. You’re in-between a rock and a hard place with this predicament. We understand that healthy living is essential for living longer, aging well, and living happy and healthy lives. However, a major sacrifice is giving up the foods that you have come to enjoy in your life.
How can we connect the two together? The amazing thing is that healthy living, as we age, does not have to involve a “quitting cold turkey” mentality. It can be adding small changes to create a well-balanced diet consisting of the necessary vitamins and minerals found in healthier foods. Your lifestyle is unique, so create a health plan that fits you.
Here are some vitamins and minerals found in your foods that will help put you on the path to healthy living:
- Vitamin B12 – Chicken, Meats
- Water – Prevents Dehydration
- Fiber – Wholegrain breads, cereals
- Omega3 - Tuna, Salmon
- Calcium – Milk, Yogurt, cheeses
- Iron – Dark leafy greens
- Vitamin D – Egg yolks, sunlight
- Vitamin C – Strawberries, broccoli, cantaloupe
- Potassium – Bananas, potatoes, peas
- Magnesium – Breakfast cereals
If you'd like to learn more about what makes a healthy diet, check out this article.
If your loved one needs any help with maintaining a healthy diet, we can come alongside you to assist with meals. Contact us for more information.