Developing healthy eating habits is a major concern when it comes to seniors. At The Renaissance of Richfield, we’re proud to accommodate a variety of geriatric diets at our senior assisted living facility. In part one of this series, we discussed three ways to improve your nutritional health and well-being over time through consuming more water, creating a colorful plate and minimizing table salt use. In part two of this series, we’ll discuss a few more healthy eating habits that will have a positive impact on your health.
Opt For Fresh Herbs & Spices
Instead of using table salt to increase the flavor of your meals, opt for fresh herbs and spices instead. A few of our favorite healthy choices include cayenne pepper, basil, rosemary, and turmeric. By substituting herbs and spices for salt, you’ll not only help lower your sodium intake, you’ll be less likely to develop chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Follow Recommended Serving Sizes
If you’d like to maintain a healthy weight, following serving and portion sizes can help you on your journey significantly. While it’s easy to ignore the tiny details on the box, consuming the proper serving sizes will ensure you are not overindulging throughout your meals. This is a great way to monitor your caloric intake!
Choose Healthy Fats
All fats are not created equal, but that doesn’t mean you should cut them out from your diet completely. Instead, work towards eliminating saturated and trans fats in your diet. Healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats can actually help protect your body against disease. A few excellent fat choices include foods high in omega-3 fatty acids such as olive oil, avocado, and fish.
At The Renaissance of Richfield, we’re passionate about catering to the many dietary needs of our residents. If you’re looking for a state-of-the-art senior assisted living facility in Ohio, contact our senior caregivers today to schedule a tour or browse our gallery online.