Mesa senior home care experts realize the importance of vegetables and how they help boost memory in seniors. Here are the top 10 vegetables family caregivers can add to their aging loved one’s diet.
Beets increase the flow of blood to a senior’s brain and provide a dose of energy. There are different ways to fix beets, including roasting them or eating them in a salad.
Family caregivers may be able to boost their loved one’s memory by serving him or her broccoli more often. This green vegetable is loaded with vitamin K and choline. It can be consumed raw, served as broccoli cheese casserole, or in many other ways.
Serving your aging loved one spinach can help make his or her mind strong. Mix it up by incorporating other green leafy vegetables such as kale and Swiss chard.
With so many different types of beans, it would be easy to eat them every day without getting bored. Kidney, black, and pinto beans can be added to the diet alongside green beans. They help stabilize blood sugar, keeping the brain from crashing.
5. Sweet Potatoes
While they are high in calories, sweet potatoes can boost your loved one’s memory. They are rich in vitamin B6, carbohydrates, and antioxidants and promote mental health in seniors.
Cauliflower may help keep your loved one’s body coordinated and safe from falls, as it is loaded with vitamin A and K.
You should add asparagus to your loved one’s diet, as it contains prebiotic fiber, which is good for mental health.
8. Romaine Lettuce
Make sure your loved one’s brain gets the energy it needs to work properly by fixing a great salad with romaine lettuce. Romaine also tastes delicious on a sandwich.
9. Brussels Sprouts
Nerves in the brain function better when they have enough potassium. Delicious Brussels sprouts are a great way to add that potassium into your aging loved one’s diet.
Plaque building up in the brain causes Alzheimer’s. Eating green or red cabbage on a regular basis helps stop the plaque from building up. Make sure to include it in your loved one’s diet.
If you’re unsure about which vegetables to choose or don’t have enough time to fix a meal for your loved one, let Home Care Assistance help. Our professional caregivers can prepare healthy meals for your loved one to boost his or her memory. For high-quality hourly home care, Mesa residents can rely on us and call one of our knowledgeable Care Managers at (480) 699-4899.