Have you been worried about your elderly loved one’s diet? Do you feel there are foods that they shouldn’t be eating anymore? Maybe it is just that your elderly loved one drinks a lot of soda. It is important for everyone to eat healthy. If you are concerned about your elderly loved one, there are some foods that you should try to get them to stop eating.

Diet Soda

Elder Care Windermere, FL: Foods Seniors Should Avoid

While this isn’t a food, your elderly loved one shouldn’t drink diet soda. Regular soda isn’t much better, however, it may not be quite as harmful as diet sodas. Many people think that drinking diet soda is a better choice than drinking regular soda. The truth is there are many harmful chemicals in diet drinks. This is because the soda companies try to make the products taste good. In order to do that, they have to put fillers and chemicals in it.

While it isn’t recommended that elderly people drink a lot of soda, you should at least encourage your elderly loved one to drink regular soda instead of diet soda. If needed, you can have elder care providers get other drinks for your elderly loved one when picking up groceries.

Lunch Meat

Many people don’t realize that lunch meat isn’t very safe to eat. When eating many processed and smoked meats, there is a higher risk of cancer. This is because these meats are filled with nitrates and other dangerous chemicals. In addition, many lunch meats have high sodium levels. This can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease.

If your elderly loved one likes having meat on their sandwhiches, you or elder care providers can get them lean meats instead.

Soft Cheeses

Does your elderly loved one eat soft cheeses? If so, it is important to note that as people get older, their immune system can’t fight off illnesses as easily as it once did. There are many soft cheeses that put people at an increased risk for food poisoning. If your elderly loved one gets food poisoning, they may not be able to recover very well.

If your elderly loved one likes cheese, you or an elder care provider can get them harder cheeses instead.

Conclusion

These are some of the foods that you should recommend your elderly loved one quit eating. If your elderly loved one is in the habit of buying these foods, it may be best to have you or an elder care provider do their grocery shopping from now on.

If you or an aging loved-one is considering Elder Care in Windermere, FL please contact the caring staff at Winter Garden Senior Home Care today. (407) 347-2050 

Sources

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/healthy-eating-older-adults

https://www.fda.gov/food/nutrition-education-resources-materials/sodium-your-diet

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