Foods That Are Healthy for Elderly People

First, brown rice: many people avoid foods containing sugar. But experts suggest eat some sugar which is essential for health. The elderly people can eat more foods rich in dietary fibers such as brown rice and cereals. Such foods can reduce the cholesterol and decrease the risk of getting vascular disease, rectal cancer, gall-stone, diabetes and obesity. Besides, they help keep the intestines functioning normally.

Second, egg: it is a good source of proteins and lutein, preventing cataract. Research found that egg can also prevent thrombus and significantly reduce the risk of getting infarction and stroke. Six eggs a week can reduce 44% possibility to get breast cancer. What’s more, 1-2 eggs per day can not raise the level of cholesterol and thus, elder people need no worry to eat eggs.

Third, milk: the need for calcium rises as the age increases. Thus, it is important to take more food rich in calcium. De- fat milk is a best choice because it supplies with calcium and prevents osteoporosis.

Fourth, spinach: it contains plenty of nutrients, such as iron, vitamin C, vitamin A and various anti- oxidants. Thus, it can prevent infarction and stroke, osteoporosis and rectal cancer. It also contains lutein , good to eyes.

Fifth, banana: a piece of banana contains 467 milligrams potassium which is a key to a strong myocardium. Besides, potassium can reduce the arterial blood pressure. Banana is a main source of fibers. It can prevent vascular disease, neutralize the excessive acid and help treat the stomachache.

Sixth, chicken: it is a most healthy meat whose rich proteins prevent osteanabrosis. It also contains rich selenium and vitamin B, preventing cancers, providing with the energy and strengthening the vitality of the brain.

Seventh, salmon: it contains much omega-3 fatty acid, which decreases the cholesterol and prevents cancers and thrombus. Research shows that it also can alleviate the depressive mood and prevent amnesia. Niacin in it can prevent Alzheimer’s disease. And thus, experts suggest elder people eat fresh or canned salmon three times per week. Besides, it is worth mentioning walnut is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acid.

Eighth, vaccinium myrtillus: it is low in calories and high in anti- oxidants. It can prevent cataract, gastric ulcer, cardiovascular disease, cancers, stroke, digestive tract inflammation and gastric disorders.

Ninth, herb: as the age rises, the gustatory sense of people becomes more insensitive and thus tender to add more salt in dishes. But too much salt can raise the blood pressure. Thus, add some herbs or spice in dishes instead of salt.

Tenth, garlic: it has many benefits. It can prevent cancers and vascular disease, reduce the risk of suffering from the stroke and kills the pain. Besides, it also helps treat diabetes.

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Smoking – Senior Citizens and Teenagers

Have you ever watched a 40’s or 50’s movie in black and white? I love them. They always have great story lines. What also is always present is the amount of cigarette smoking that went on in them, always a filter less cigarette. The cigarette smoking was always made to appear “romantic” and “high class”. The actors would always be dressed to the nines, with a drink in one hand, and a cigarette in the other. Who knew then what problems would lay ahead for many of those same smokers.

Being a registered nurse myself, I have seen the end results of decades of smoking. Some of the problems are obvious and expected. Such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis and emphysema Cancers of the mouth, throat, and lungs as well as cancers of the kidneys, pancreas and cervix. It also affects a variety of heart diseases along with peripheral vascular disease. The list continues on and on. Some reasons are not mentioned as much. Like the hardened wrinkles that all long term smokers have. Or being denied surgeries because of their pulmonary status. Surgeries that they may need.

There are a lot of differences in the attitude of many years ago and today. The movies and advertisements of many years ago portrayed smoking as something as normal as breathing. Another fact of that time period is that the care packages that was sent to the US GI’s during WWII, all contained filter less cigarettes. Many of the older Veterans that I have taken care of have told me that they began smoking from those same cigarettes that were innocently sent to the front lines. In contrast, anyone younger around the age of 40 years old and younger, have been brought up with the knowledge that tobacco is dangerous and should be avoided.

Hazard warnings are now put on the package of cigarettes themselves; and their are no more tobacco advertisements. Some things have definitely changed for the good. Smoking and other uses of tobacco, after a period of time, create a strong addiction. This compulsion to smoke is increased with the amount of time the smoker has been smoking. In most senior citizen smokers this has been a number of decades long. So the next time you see an older person smoking, don’t be judgmental. Remember this: when they were younger they were told that nothing is wrong with smoking, and in a lot of ways they were bombarded with messages that smoking was actually GOOD for them. Maybe some day soon, people will not smoke and tobacco can be used for another reason. Like a new fuel source for instance.

John A. Hrivnak