Elder Care in Huntington NY
Iodine is a mineral that elderly adults (and people of all ages) need so that they thyroid can function properly. Table salt is typically fortified with iodine to help people to get all of the iodine they need. If your elderly loved one is cutting back on salt, however, to eat a more heart-healthy diet, then it is essential that they get their iodine from other sources. Here is a list of healthy foods that also contain iodine but will still help your loved one stay on track with their heart-healthy diet:
An 8 ounce glass of milk can provide your loved one with about 37% of their iodine requirement for the day. In addition, milk is an excellent source of vitamin D and calcium which are also essential nutrients in an elderly adult’s diet.
Shrimp is a great source of iodine as well as lean protein. Shrimp pairs well with cooked vegetables to make a well-rounded healthy meal that is great for your loved one to eat on a regular basis.
Prunes, or dried plums, can provide your loved one with a portion of the iodine that they need every day. They are also an excellent source of fiber and other vitamins and minerals. Prunes are also known to prevent constipation.
Navy beans, as well as many other types of beans, can provide your loved one with a good amount of iodine. Beans are a great food to incorporate into your loved one’s healthy diet because they are nutrient-dense. They are filled with fiber, protein, and many other vitamins and minerals, as well.
Plain yogurt is a healthy source of iodine as well as calcium and protein. Plain yogurt is a better choice for elderly adults as it contains less sugar then the sweetened, flavored versions. To flavor it, simply top it with chopped fruit or berries.
Four ounces of cranberries actually contain about 267% of the recommended amount of iodine that an adult needs in 1 day. Though they are tart, eating them is a great way to get plenty of iodine as well as vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber. Cranberries also prevent urinary tract infections, making them an excellent food choice for elderly adults that has many health benefits.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of elder care in Huntington, NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.
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