September 18, 2015

Comfort Keepers® in-home care is a network of offices across the United States offering customized care to seniors and elderly loved ones who might be looking for a helping hand around the home. As a care-giving service, Comfort Keepers is dedicated to preserving the safety and independence of seniors so that they can continue living in their own homes for as long as possible.

In addition to doing light housekeeping work, running errands and providing companionship, senior caregivers can also help seniors prepare fresh and nutritious meals.

As people age, risk of experiencing a heart attack can increase based on different factors in their lives. For example, buildup of a certain kind of plaque in the arteries can block blood flow to the heart causing a heart attack. Luckily, controlling the kind of food consumed can help reduce the risk of a heart attack.

Some of the most heart healthy foods can be found in any local grocery store. For breakfast, heart healthy options include oatmeal, almonds, walnuts and blueberries. A salad made with asparagus, tomatoes, broccoli, red bell peppers and spinach would pack many plaque-fighting nutrients to increase heart health for lunch. For dinner, a portion of salmon, a sweet potato and a glass of red wine are all considered to be nutritious ways to contribute to the health of your heart.

As a part of Comfort Keepers home care services, caregivers can accompany seniors on trips to the grocery store (or go on their behalf) to choose healthy, fresh food. The senior and caregiver can spend time together picking out heart healthy fruits, vegetables and protein to build a deliciously nutritious diet and cook meals for the week or prepare different meals every day.

Comfort Keepers in-home senior caregivers are ready to step in and offer their assistance in creating a healthy eating environment for seniors and elderly loved ones.

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