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4 Things Seniors Can Eat To Lower The Risk Of Stroke

Home Care Westshore, FL: Seniors and Strokes
Home Care Westshore, FL: Seniors and Strokes

Seniors have a high risk of having a stroke and those chances increase every year. While strokes can’t be prevented completely there are a lot of things that seniors can do to lower their risk of having a stroke. Getting exercise every day is one of those things. It’s very important for seniors to exercise. But what seniors eat can also lower their risk of having a stroke. Diet and exercise together can be powerful weapons in the fight against strokes in seniors. If your senior parent wants to eat healthier but they have a hard time cooking meals home care can make preparing healthy foods easier for seniors. With home care your senior can eat things like these four foods that can lower the risk of having a stroke:


Flaxseeds are a great source for Omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential for good health. Omega 3 fatty acids help promote good brain function and heart health. Every senior should be making sure they eat plenty of foods like flaxseeds which are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. Flaxseeds are inexpensive and very versatile. They can be boiled until they’re soft and eaten almost like a pudding when mixed with cream. They can be toasted and sprinkled on salads. Or they can be added to yogurt and eaten as a snack or breakfast. 


Oatmeal is one of the best heart healthy grains that seniors can eat. The American Heart Association has endorsed oatmeal as a food that can be eaten to prevent serious health problems like having a stroke. And oatmeal is a delicious grain that can cooked in many different ways so that your senior loved one won’t get sick of eating it. A fantastic way for seniors to enjoy oatmeal is to have a home care provider put some oatmeal, whole milk, and fruit into a slow cooker and let it cook overnight. In the morning your senior loved one will be able to enjoy a delicious hot healthy breakfast of oats and fruit. 


Onions can lower a senior’s risk of having a stroke by 20%. It’s true! And onions make everything taste better by adding some natural zing and pop to the taste of otherwise dull foods. So encourage your senior loved one to have onions in their salad, or on their steak. If your senior loved one can’t peel and shop onions anymore a care provider can help prepare onions for cooking. Or, many stores now offer a wide selection of professionally chopped fresh onions of different kinds as well as fresh chopped shallots that can be purchased for cooking. 


Salmon is one of the best proteins for seniors to eat. It’s mild tasting and absolutely packed with nutrients. It has a lot of Omega 3 fatty acids, but it also is filled with Vitamin D which many seniors don’t get enough of. Start buying salmon in bulk and encourage your senior loved one to eat it frequently. 

If you or an aging loved one is considering Home Care in Westshore, FL , please contact the caring staff at R.B. Home Health Services, Inc today. 305-220-6309



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