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4 Frozen Summer Treats that Benefit Senior Health

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4 Frozen Summer Treats that Benefit Senior Health

On a hot and humid day, Orlando at-home caregivers can help their senior loved ones cool off with any of the following frozen summer treats. Not only are these treats delicious and refreshing, but they will also add some nutritional value to your loved one’s diet.

1. Frozen Grapes

You can simply put and leave some grapes in your loved one’s freezer for a tasty, refreshing snack. Doing this will allow your loved one to have a healthy and convenient frozen treat ready whenever he or she needs one. Grapes have resveratrol that may help a senior’s brain function properly. A study conducted at the University of Switzerland found that resveratrol soaks up plaques known to damage the brain and free radicals, which have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

2. Strawberry Yogurt Bites

Dice up some strawberries and add them to an ice cube tray that is filled with vanilla yogurt. Freeze this mixture for at least three hours. Pop them out and enjoy them with your loved one. Strawberries are nutritional powerhouses that can greatly enhance a senior’s health. This fruit is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that will help the immune system stay healthy. Vitamin C may also help to stop or slow down the development of many age-related ocular diseases like cataracts.

3. Dark Chocolate Dipped Bananas

Put a banana in the freezer overnight. When it’s frozen, melt some dark chocolate in a pot. Dip the banana into the melted chocolate and allow it to harden before eating. Dark chocolate has antioxidant flavonoids that may help seniors reduce their chances of getting cancer. Bananas are loaded with potassium, which is known for keeping your kidneys clean while supporting their function.

4. Frozen Yogurt Fruit Cups

Respite Orlando caregivers can mix a variety of sliced fruit with non-fat frozen yogurt, then pour it into a cup. Crush some whole-wheat graham crackers into crumbly pieces and sprinkle the cracker pieces over the frozen yogurt mixture. Seniors need to make sure they get the frozen yogurt that is made with live and active cultures to get the health benefits of probiotics, which are good for the digestive tract and the immune system.

Learn more about healthy foods for the summer when you call Prestige Home Care at [phc_phone]. As a leading provider of Orlando at-home care, we are dedicated helping seniors age in place by promoting healthy lifestyles such as nutritious diet and regular exercise. Additionally, we provide flexible live-in and hourly services to help our clients overcome the challenges of illness or recover from injury in a safe, familiar environment. Schedule a free in-home consultation today when you speak to a friendly Care Manager.

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Kimberly Miller, RN, is a proud Florida native with an unwavering commitment to elder care that spans an impressive 25 years. Her extensive journey through central Florida’s hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice companies has not only honed her understanding of disease processes but has also cultivated a profound expertise in navigating the intricate landscape of elder care. Kimberly’s dedication to delivering the highest quality of care to patients and their families is evident in every facet of her career.Armed with certifications as an assisted living administrator, Kimberly’s primary focus on customer service and her drive to address the holistic needs of individuals—mind, body, and soul—have led her to a resounding conclusion: home care is the future of personalized, high-quality care. Her conviction is rooted in the understanding that a combination of healthy nutrition, physical and mental exercise, and social engagement is directly linked to improved physical and mental well-being.The recent global pandemic has served as a poignant reminder of the limitations of institutional care, further strengthening Kimberly’s resolve. Motivated by a profound desire to make a meaningful difference, she has taken the helm at Prestige Home Care. Here, Kimberly is dedicated to providing a level of care that goes beyond industry standards—a level of care she would wholeheartedly entrust to her own family.