Immune-Boosting Foods For A Healthy Fall At Memory Care in PA
Delicious foods to keep you feeling great all fall long!
It is no secret that the food we eat can have a huge impact on our overall health. That is why at Woodland Creek Memory Care Community, we prioritize providing our residents with food that is as delicious as it is nutritious. As the cold and flu season begins to ramp up, we want to ensure that all of our residents take precautions to stay healthy this fall so they don’t miss out on any of the fun activities we have at our community or family events.
In addition to providing nutritious options at our 24/7 dining room prepared by our incredible chefs, we want to encourage our residents to incorporate additional immune boosting foods into their diet. Taking these extra steps is very important to keep you and your loved one healthy, especially during cold and flu season. Our team has compiled a list of immune boosting foods, as well as easy ways to prepare them, to help keep you and your loved ones healthy all season long.
Immune Boosting Ingredients to Try:
Ways To Incorporate These Foods Into Your Diet:
Oranges- A delicious source of Vitamin C and a versatile fruit, here are several easy ways eat and prepare oranges:
Peel and eat by itself as a refreshing snack
Blend into a smoothie for its juice and sweetness
Add thinly sliced to a salad for freshness
Juice them for delicious orange juice
Broccoli- Another great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Potassium:
Steam for a quick, easy, and delicious side
Roast in the oven for a crispy and tasty snack or side dish
Chop finely and toss into a salad
Add to a pasta dish for additional nutrition
Bell Peppers- Similarly to broccoli, bell peppers are high in Vitamin C, and Potassium:
Sliced and served with hummus
Chopped finely and added to a salad
Sauteed and added to tacos, omelets, stir frys and more
Stuff them with ground beef and other ingredients for stuffed peppers
Tomatoes- High in Vitamin C, potassium, and folate, tomatoes are delicious,and easy to incorporate into any dish. Here are a few of our favorites:
Sliced and use for a classic tomato sandwich
Chopped and added to pasta for additional nutritional value
Diced and mixed into a salad
Sliced and added to a sandwich to freshness
Nuts- A great source of protein, healthy fats, Vitamin E, and fiber, nuts are the perfect snack or additional to any meal. The best ways to add nuts into your daily routine are:
Mixed into a trail mix with other delicious ingredients like dried cranberries, raisins, and even dark chocolate.
Blended into a nut butter (like peanut butter) and used on a sandwich or apple slices
Eaten on their own as a delicious snack
Chopped and added to a salad for crunch
These immune boosting foods are everyday ingredients that, when eaten regularly, can help improve your immune function and hopefully help prevent seasonal illnesses. Our entire team here at Woodland Creek Memory Care Community prioritizes the health of our senior residents, which is why we take all necessary precautions in our day to day activities to keep our community safe and germ-free. We also want to encourage you or your loved one to be cautious, keep your bodies healthy, and wash your hands regularly this cold and flu season.
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