Senior Care in Nutley, NJ: Eating a Colorful Array of Healthy Food

The more colors you can include into your diet and that of the elderly adult you care for, the more nutrients both of you will enjoy. Think of it as eating a rainbow of food. As a senior care services provider, you could make it into a fun game with you and your elderly adult. Try to think of as many different colored foods as you can, and then make each meal as colorful as possible.

Senior Care in Nutley, NJA colorful array of healthy food

  • Orange
    • Peaches, winter squash, apricots, carrots, mango, cantaloupe, yams
      • Contain carotenoids
      • Vital to healthy cell growth
      • Healthy skin
      • Boosts immune function
  • Blue
    • Purple grapes, plums, raisins, blueberries, eggplant
      • Contain anthocyanin
      • Anti-cancer
      • anti-inflammatory
  • Red
    • Beets, cherries, red bell peppers, radishes, tomatoes, pomegranates, red apples, rhubarb, strawberries and raspberries
      • Contain lycopene
      • Anti-oxidant properties
      • Reduce cancer risk
      • Reduce cardiovascular disease risk
      • Contain anthocyanin
      • Protect from cell damage
  • Purple
    • Red and purple grapes, blackberries, blueberries, plums, cranberries
      • Contain the antioxidant resveratrol
      • Help reduce bad cholesterol
      • Helps prevent blood vessel damage
  • Green
    • Avocado, cucumbers, chard, collard, leafy greens, broccoli, herbs, Brussels sprouts, spinach
      • Contain vitamin B9 (folate)
      • Contain lutein
      • Good for eye health
      • Cancer fighters
      • Cell health
  • White
    • Garlic, bananas, cauliflower, potatoes, turnips, onion, parsnips
      • Contain phytochemicals such as diallyl disulfide
      • May reduce stomach cancer risk
      • May help lower cholesterol
  • Yellow
    • Citrus fruits such as lemons, grapefruit, oranges; also papaya
      • Contain the flavonoid antioxidants
      • Help protect cells from the damage due to free radicals
      • Helps to metabolize fats
      • Contain vitamin C
      • Contain other associated vitamins

This list should get you started on a healthier diet through eating more colors. Think of a fun salad with as many different colors as you can. Maybe it could have a base of lettuce and cabbage topped with a variety of finely chopped multi-colored veggies. How about a fruit salad for something really different? Take several different fruits and chop up into bite-sized pieces. Put in a bowl and serve with a spoon and you have a refreshing, delicious and very nutritious addition to your daily menu.

The side effect of eating better is feeling better. And that’s something that most of us would love to do – feel better!

For Senior Care Services in Nutley, NJ Area call 973-287-4718, Serving Caldwell, Clifton, Montclair, Bloomfield, Nutley, Cedar Grove, Verona, Little Falls, Belleville, Totowa, Essex Fells, Roseland, Glen Ridge, West Paterson, Fairfield, Passaic

About Zack Demopoulos

Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos are the Owners of ComForcare Senior Services of Fairfield, NJ.

Whether it’s in business or in life, finding the right partner is vital to the success of any union.Fortunately, Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos have found the perfect counterparts in each other.After 21 years of marriage, the couple decided to join forces in a new way with ComForcare.Zack had over two decades in healthcare at Warner-Lambert and Pfizer, and Phyllis was a stay-at-home mom of three and former Estée Lauder trainer.Their strong family values and personal experience with helping relatives who required continuous assistance led them to a business
centered on providing top-notch care to those needing it most. ComForcare is committed to providing caregiving, resources and education to families in Northern Essex and Southern Passaic counties.