As your loved ones move toward retirement, you may have realized that there are certain lifestyle changes that they might have needed to make in order to lead a healthy and safe lifestyle. One of the first changes that they might have had to make would be in terms of their diet! Aside from the usual diet changes that they might have to make due to the onset of any diseases, such as diabetes, there are also additional things that you can do to ensure that their standard of living is boosted. We believe in the importance of protein for seniors as a way to improve their health and here’s why! Read on to find out more.
How to Add More Protein to Your Loved One’s Diet?
You may be thinking that adding more protein to your loved one’s diet is easy, after all, you’ll just have to add it to one single meal to boost your loved one’s overall protein intake. Right? However, this does not, unfortunately, hold true for older adults. Instead of increasing their overall intake, you’ll need to do this by incorporating more protein sources for every single meal. Be it breakfast or dinner, it’s important that you try to find foods that are high in protein and make them part of your loved one’s each and every meal. Protein intake is usually at its lowest during breakfast so it’s good if you can start your loved one’s day on a high note by adding simple protein sources to this meal, such as a hard-boiled egg.
Benefits of Protein in Your Loved One’s Diet
Now that you know how to incorporate protein into your loved one’s diet, here are some benefits of protein that should incentivize you to make this change!
- Preserves muscle mass
- Improves daily functioning, such as putting on clothes, getting out of bed, and any other activity that your loved one might attempt every single day.
- Better strength for retirees
- Healthier skin, hair, and nails
- Boosts the number of antibodies in your body for a stronger immune response
How We Can Help With Your Loved One’s Diet
Just as we put in a great deal of effort to ensure that our retirees are having a good time in our retirement communities through the various activities and events that we plan, we are also deeply concerned about their diets. A healthy diet and consuming nutritious ingredients can really improve your loved one’s well-being, which is why we prioritize this. Not only do we ensure that our dedicated culinary chefs are creating wholesome dishes, but we also make mealtimes a time of the day where our residents get to interact and speak to each other.
If this sounds like something you’re interested in or if you’re simply wondering about what other amenities your loved one can enjoy in our retirement community, contact us to find out more today!