Everyone loves a barbecue! It is one of the best parts of the summer months, and enjoying summer cookouts is something everyone can be a part of. However, seniors receiving home care services and their PCAs can find it tricky to balance eating healthy and eating deliciously. Especially for those dealing with a chronic disease, finding the right foods to eat and what to avoid can have a significant impact on their health.
At Best Home Care, we want to make health and happiness coincide as easily as possible. So we have found several spices that can help reduce inflammation.
This summer, personal care assistants that are cooking for senior home care patients should try adding:
Inflammation can be a source for a lot of chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Some other healthy summer foods to keep close by that help to lessen inflammation are:
- Fish – (especially salmon) contains healthy omega 3’s as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
- Dark Leafy Greens -Especially spinach, kale and collard greens.
- Blueberries – These provide many antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory qualities.
- Tea – Matcha tea is a type of extremely nutrient rich green tea that supports immune function and heart health.
Throw together a salad with some spinach, kale, and some blueberries as a healthy side dish at your next barbecue or just make a big bowl of it and bring it to your loved one to eat throughout their week.
The home care professionals at Best Home Care know that keeping good health doesn’t have to come at the expense of enjoying the golden years. We’re ready to support you with quality home health care services including home care for seniors, pediatric home care, home care services for those with disabilities, and 24-hour home nursing care. Learn more about the services we provide click here.