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How Elderly Can Live Well With Flavors From Around The World

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If we were to tell you that March is “National Nutrition Month®” and that we should celebrate this event, what comes to your mind?

Cake? Something sweet and sugary or chocolaty? You’re not alone because a celebration often involves food that isn’t particularly healthy.

In the spirit of National Nutrition Month®, however, we want to help you think differently about celebrating a month dedicated to nutrition. Lets celebrate foods and flavors from around the world. And they don’t have to be sweet because we’re talking about nutritious foods that taste good, are enjoyable and pack a bunch of flavor.

A World of Flavors

The theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month® is “Celebrate a World of Flavors.” The idea is that it’s a tasty way to get nourishment and appreciate the diverse foods and flavors from around the world.

You can also do the flavor samba at your assisted living facility. It’s a great way to make senior living good living and improve your health. 

For starters, let’s talk breakfast. A smoothie with tropical fruits like papaya or mango can take your flavor buds to warmer climates. Even vegetables like cucumbers are good in smoothies.

Add fruits or nuts to oatmeal. Try vegetable slices or fruit and add them to your breakfast plate. A Spanish omelet might include potatoes and other vegetables, topped with a sprinkle of cheese.

Keep in mind that fruits and vegetables like berries and avocados, and whole grains and nuts and seeds are all good for brain function and memory care. Which is a nice bonus to adding flavor to your food fare.

Snack Time is Healthy Eating Time

When you think of snacks, where does your mind go? We’ve been conditioned to think of not so healthful snacks. But what are some tasty options that are good for your health?

For starters, think about fruit. Mix and match fruit. Even fruit with bread and cheese are popular in many countries. 

Raw vegetables are a great option. Carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, avocados and other vegetables are nutritious and a staple in other countries.

Even better, raw vegetables with hummus, a Middle Eastern dip made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon, and spices. Hummus is a great source of fiber and protein. Carrots, avocados, bell peppers, radishes and other vegetables all pair nicely with hummus. 

Another tasty, flavorful option with crunch are whole grain tortilla chips. With guacamole or a salsa of vegetables or even fruit—the salsa can be mild or spicy—you can get nutrition and a burst of flavor. What’s better than that?

Get To Know Bellaire At Stone Port

At Bellaire at Stone Port, we know that choosing the right community for yourself or a loved one is a big responsibility. Touring communities and asking questions can be taxing. 

Let us make the experience enjoyable for you! We invite you to schedule a visit and come out to experience the Stone Port difference for yourself. 

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