Diet is possibly one of the biggest factors affecting the longevity of today’s mature adults. By encouraging your older loved ones to consume nutritious foods, you can help them remain healthier. One of the items that can and should be part of a healthy diet is certain kinds of seafood, including shrimp. Particularly for older adults, the health benefits of eating shrimp are numerous.
Let’s explore some of those benefits here, and then we will introduce you to one of the best ways for today’s older adults to enjoy regular, healthy dining opportunities… and more.
Thyroid Function Gets a Boost
The performance of an essential gland – your thyroid gland – can be boosted by the iodine found in shrimp. While the body rests, the thyroid controls energy rate. Weight gain can result from slowed thyroid function if iodine is lacking.
Weight-related conditions such as cardiovascular issues, stroke, and diabetes can be slowed or prevented through the high levels of iodine in shrimp. Minus the carbohydrates found in so many other foods, shrimp also provides protein and vitamin D. Overeating can be regulated thanks to increased leptin hormone levels courtesy of shrimp’s zinc content.
The astaxanthin in shrimp, due to its antioxidant properties, can help prevent the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. Particularly good news for aging adults!
Cancer Risk Reduction
Cancer is caused, in part, by free radicals. These free radicals can be eliminated, to an extent, thanks to the selenium contained in shrimp. Additionally, cancer may also be staved off due to shrimp’s astaxanthin.
Joint and Bone Degeneration Prevention
To combat degenerative joint and bone conditions (arthritis, osteoporosis, etc.), key ingredients found in shrimp are calcium phosphorus, and magnesium. To reduce the risk of fractures, your loved one’s overall bone strength and mass can be increased by including shrimp in their diet regularly.
The inclusion of more shrimp in those with Alzheimer’s or dementia is a good idea. Memory and concentration are promoted when more oxygen flows to the brain. The iron found in shrimp helps here. To boost memory and reduce inflammatory brain disease risks, shrimp can help protect against age-related cell degeneration thanks to the astaxanthin contained within.
Cardiovascular Health Gets a Boost
Helpful in thrombolytic therapy, a fibrinolytic enzyme is included in shrimp paste. This therapy helps break down blood vessel clots. By eliminating harmful cholesterol, stroke and heart attack risks are also reduced thanks to shrimp’s omega-3 fatty acids.
Possible Hair Loss Decrease
This will be good news for any number of people! High levels of zinc are contained within shrimp. Some hair loss is caused by a deficiency in zinc.
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The benefits of living at Green Tree At Westwood are, truth be told, astounding. It’s like living at a resort, with all the amenities we offer! Prepared daily by our chefs, three delicious meals are served with numerous options including international cuisine, homemade delicacies, and more.
Courtesy of our Sensations Dining program, we provide a professional culinary team that treats residents to the freshest ingredients available, creating mouthwatering meals. Residents can immerse themselves in culinary delights and an environment modeled after fine dining restaurants.
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