Fall is just around the corner, and that means grocery stores and farmer’s markets will be filled with an abundance of good-for-you seasonal vegetables. When it comes to choosing vegetables for your elderly loved one, consider adding these natural snacks to give them a nutritional boost and better heart-health!
Beets can help lower blood pressure due to its high concentration of nitrates. Maintaining good blood pressure can keep your ticker in shape! Beets are also low in calories and loaded with:
- Vitamins C and B6
Don’t Ever Doubt the Brussel Sprouts!
You may not have been a fan of brussel sprouts when you were a kid, but mom knew best when she put them on the dinner table! Whether roasted, baked or sautéd, brussel sprouts contain kaempferol, an antioxidant that reduces inflammation and promotes heart health. They are also are loaded with vitamins A and C as well as packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Oh, So Sweet Potatoes!
Whether mashed, baked or in a pie, sweet potatoes are chock full of potassium which balances sodium to stabilize blood pressure. Sweet potatoes are also loaded with beta-carotene and vitamin C Eating your sweet potato with the skin can offer a way to get your fiber in too!
The Power of Cauliflower!
Not only is cauliflower delicious raw or cooked, but it’s also crammed with B-vitamins and antioxidants which can help prevent heart disease. It’s also high in fiber and can help aid in digestion as well. Cauliflower is also an excellent source for:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
The Arbors Assisted Living community encourages and supports healthy eating habits and food choices for our senior residents. We provide a variety of nutritious meals that foster a healthful lifestyle. Contact us to learn more!