Senior Care in Carefree AZ
Most people know that following a balanced diet is essential for proper health and nutrition. As a person ages, this becomes more and more important. In many cases, seniors will need to begin taking supplements to fill in the nutritional gaps that are present in their diet. One of these supplements that has proven to be quite beneficial is fish oil. When it comes to elder care, ensuring proper nutrition is paramount and learning about the benefits of certain supplements, such as fish oil, can help adult children and care providers offer better care.
For seniors who enjoy a hearty plate of salmon or tuna, getting the fish oil they need from daily foods is usually not an issue. However, for seniors who may not enjoy the taste of fish, then fish oil supplements can be quite beneficial. Some of the specific benefits of this supplement are found here.
Care for type 2 diabetes
While there is no way that fish oil can actually lower a senior’s sugar levels, it can provide a number of other benefits for those who are suffering from diabetes. For example, it can help to effectively reduce triglycerides or blood fats.
It’s great for the brain
In the ‘olden’ days, parents would promise their children a bigger brain if they would eat their fish. Apparently parents were on the right track. It has been shown that fish oil supplements can help improve overall cognitive functions, depression and in some cases help with treatments for ADHD and bipolar disorder.
Promotes bone health
When senor’s consume fish-oil, which contain omega fatty acids, daily, it can reduce the pain and inflammation that goes along with rheumatoid arthritis. It can also help to reduce the rate of bone loss and may even help to increase bone density in areas such as the thigh and spine.
It contains coenzyme Q10
This element is found in the body’s cells and it is used for producing energy that is necessary for the production of brand new cells and cell maintenance. It works as an antioxidant and helps to protect the cells, while aiding in digestion. There are some who also claim it can help protect from cancer, but this is still not proven with concrete evidence.
Fish oil has Omega 3s in it
Omega3 fatty acids are good fats that can help to lower the triglycerides in the body. These Omega 3s can help to lower blood pressure and help with a number of chronic conditions including inflammation, certain cancers, while also reducing depression and rheumatoid arthritis.
If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Carefree, AZ, contact the caring staff at Assisting Hands Home Care at (480) 725-7002.
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