Aug 8, 2017 by Tammara LaCasse
Breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day because it helps to fuel the body. Elderly adults need to eat a nutritious breakfast every morning to ensure they can enjoy the many health benefits it does offer. At home caregivers can ensure that your parent eats the proper foods for breakfast while you are away. Whether your loved one enjoys some granola, eggs, or fresh fruit, breakfast makes a difference and you will notice that your loved one’s mood improves. Below, we will go over some benefits of a healthy breakfast and why at home caregivers do encourage making healthy choices a part of your parent’s morning routine.
We all know how easy it is to overeat and if you do not receive enough nutrients, your body will constantly feel hungry. Some seniors are more prone to weight loss or gain, so it is important that they consume enough whole foods at breakfast to prevent them from feeling hungry all-day long. Eating breakfast will help prevent your loved one from consuming too much at lunch and dinner.
Boost of Energy
At home caregivers know that a healthy breakfast can help to provide seniors with a boost of energy. It is important that elderly adults eat breakfast to prevent fatigue and weakness, especially as they exercise or move about throughout the day. Breakfast will provide your loved one with the vitamins needed to stay energized throughout the day.
Older adults who do not eat breakfast will often be less productive than those that do. Eating breakfast in the morning will allow your parent to stay focused and accomplish more throughout the day. It is important that your loved one consume breakfast, especially before they head out to community events or social meetings, so that they can actively participate. A hungry stomach means that focus is lost to the growls and hunger pangs, which is what we want to prevent.
If you would like to learn more about how our at home caregivers can help your loved one choose healthy breakfast items, call Comfort Keepers today.