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Category: Nutrition

October 5, 2016

Tips to Increase the Appetite for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia may experience changes in eating habits and a lack of appetite that can affect the desire to eat a varied, healthy diet. Here are several mealtime tips to help care for a loved one whose appetite is diminishing.

September 30, 2016

Balanced Care Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts

In October, Brussels sprouts are one of the most delicious, seasonal vegetables, and are rich in vitamin A and dietary fiber. Here is a simple recipe for Brussels sprouts that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients or a lot of work in the kitchen!

September 28, 2016

How to Help Get the Most out of Your Food

Our bodies can only integrate somewhere between 10 and 90 percent of the nutrients that we consume. With some simple tricks, there are ways we can amplify our body’s ability to get the most nourishment out of our meals.

September 22, 2016

Balanced Care Recipe: Autumn Ratatouille

This recipe for Autumn Ratatouille is quick and easy. All the recipes we’ve shared are healthy and are easily adapted to individual needs and preferences.

September 20, 2016

Fill up on Fruits and Vegetables

September is Fruit and Veggies Month! We strongly believe that longevity is linked to a balanced lifestyle that includes physically and mentally engaging exercises, de-stressing activities, and a healthy, varied, plant-filled diet. Every meal should contain is 50 percent fruits and vegetables.

September 7, 2016

In Recognition of National Cholesterol Awareness Month

Over seventy million people in the U.S. have unhealthy levels of cholesterol, and of that number, only about 20 million are taking measure to control it. September is National Cholesterol Awareness month, we’re promoting education around healthy, balanced cholesterol levels.

August 26, 2016

Heirloom Tomato Summer Salad

Few foods call up memories of summer as fresh, ripe tomatoes can. When summer is beginning to wane, tomatoes can become even more flavorful – especially heirloom tomatoes. Enjoy the best of summer’s abundant produce with this easy-to-make and nutritious heirloom tomato salad!

July 29, 2016

Delicious and Hydrating Drink Recipes!

Maintaining good hydration as we age is vitally important for short-term and long-term health.Consuming the daily amount of plain water can become repetitive and boring, so we’ve provided some flavorful recipes to make sure you or your loved one stays hydrated.

July 27, 2016

Tips on Reducing Risk of Dehydration

As we get older, our bodies retain less fluid. If we consistently drink water and other hydrating liquids throughout the day, we can avoid serious short term and long-term hazards.

July 3, 2016

Balanced Care: Fruit & Yogurt Parfait!

In line with our Balanced Care Method™ approach to care, this refreshing parfait recipe is easy to make and a healthy way to cool off after any meal.

June 18, 2016

Nutritional Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

In our continuous pursuit to share educational resources for those providing care to individuals experiencing dementia, we’ve created 8 useful tips that may help with meal time preparation for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

June 10, 2016

Balanced Care Recipe: Anti-Inflammatory Trail Mix

This healthy and delicious trail mix is packed with nutrients and contains fruits, spice, a variety of nuts and even dark chocolate to boost brain health!

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