Caregiver in Weddington NC: – Can Super Foods Improve Memory?

Alzheimer’s disease and its causes are not yet completely understood, but research continues to link the foods we eat with our risks of developing this ravaging disease.  Some researchers insist that investigation into nutrition should be emphasized more in relation to Alzheimer’s disease.

These ordinary super foods are so named, because of the compounds found within the foods that have been shown to be beneficial for boosting memory.  Of course, they are full of many beneficial nutrients that are good for our bodies in many ways.  They may help to protect against cancer, chronic ailments, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease among others.

Make sure that your loved one’s caregiver is making regular balanced meals that include foods from this list on a regular basis:

  • Leafy greens: spinach, radishes, kale and coniferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and swiss chard.
  • Sources of omega-3 fatty acids: mackerel, tuna, halibut, sardines, salmon, flax seed and beans (legumes).
  • Spices: dark chocolate, cinnamon and turmeric.
  • Berries and fruits: blueberries, oranges, strawberries, raspberries, plums and cherries.
  • Oils: extra virgin olive oil and cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, avocados.

Most of these foods are readily available at almost any supermarket, or grocery store. Chances are most people are already eating some of these some of the time.  But now that they have been linked to good health, and the prevention of disease, it would be good to try and incorporate them more often into the daily diet.

Of course, there are other super foods too.  They are usually labeled in this category if there is a high density of nutrients in the food.  Some would add nuts such as almonds, and Brazil nuts.  Others would argue that asparagus and artichokes should be on the list.  Instead of feeling overwhelmed, the main key is to eat a wide variety of unprocessed fruits and vegetables.

Some strategies to use to increase consumption of more of these foods:

  • Make a list of them and display it in the kitchen to remind the caregiver to add them to the shopping list and cook them in the daily meals.
  • Use berries, and fruits for snacks instead of buying, and eating junk food.
  • Designate 1 or 2 nights per week to eat fish for dinner.
  • Make a curry, or other recipe with turmeric once per week.
  • Eat a piece of fruit with breakfast instead of a glass of juice, which usually doesn’t retain many of the original nutrients.
  • Have a salad for lunch 3 or more times per week.  Change it up and use different vegetables in it each time.  Dress it with extra virgin olive oil for a double dose of super foods.

If you or someone you know needs help with senior care in Weddington , NC contact the caregivers at Affordable HomeCare. We provide quality and affordable senior care for many disabled and elderly loved ones in our community. Call us at (704) 323-5454 for more information.

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About Ted Nagraba

I am the Owner of Affordable HomeCare of Charlotte, North Carolina. Affordable HomeCare provides an alternative to the traditional solutions of nursing homes or other retirement institutions. Now, even with physical limitations, you can live the most independent and enjoyable life possible. With our personalized live-in or hourly care, you can continue to live in the comfort of your own home.