Super Foods: A Guide for Seniors

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As we grow older, it becomes increasingly important to make healthy food choices. Energy levels, weight control and proper digestion are just a few things that depend on us eating right. Feeling super starts with eating super.

Counting Calories
It’s important to eat foods that properly nourish your body without adding unwanted calories. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and other foods will add “punch” instead of pounds! With a superfood-rich diet, the only fat you really need to worry about is the good kind: Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in avocados, kale and salmon.
Benefits for Your Whole Body
Eating the right foods has a positive impact not just on your waistline but on your heart, digestive system, bones, immune system and more. Did you know that pumpkin seeds, for instance, are good for your heart? That pomegranates fight LDL or bad cholesterol? And that the high fiber found in steelcut oats and flaxseed has a positive effect on blood sugar levels in diabetics?

Helpful Hints
Flaxseed should be ground to get the most benefits from this super food. Olive oil offers the greatest health benefits in its first year; after that, it loses its potency. Juiced and cooked spinach has more nutrients than raw spinach–and all you need is one cup to keep your immune system strong. Continue reading

What does it all mean? A Guide to Senior Living

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Some of the hardest decisions that we have to make in life involve the long term care of the people who we love the most. Medical science, education, and a greater emphasis on living a healthy lifestyle has caused a steady increase in life expectancy. While this means we are living longer and enjoying a greater quality of life, it also increases the chance that professional senior care becomes a necessity. Call it an addition to the modern circle of life.

Senior centers exist to provide the care that is needed to assure that people can continue to enjoy the greatest possible quality of life, despite whatever disabilities or medical needs they may have. The problem, however, is in deciding what type of center will best serve their needs. That is why we have put together this guide, to assist you in making those difficult choices Continue reading