Heart-Healthy Foods to Lower Cholesterol

by | Oct 28, 2019 | Heart-Healthy Foods

Heart-Healthy Foods to Lower Cholesterol

Providing in home care in Montgomery County, MD means paying attention to a senior’s nutritional intake. This is especially so when the senior is suffering from certain medical conditions. If the senior has high cholesterol, here are the top foods to serve them to help lower cholesterol:

  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

    Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients. Professionals offering home health care in Rockville, Maryland should provide at least five daily servings of:

    • Orange, apple, berries, grapes, and pears
    • Cauliflower, celery, broccoli, bell peppers, and dark leafy greens
    • Eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes, and kale
  • Meat, Meat Substitutes, Fish, and Poultry

    Proteins are a must for seniors too. Not only will heart-healthy protein help them maintain their muscle mass, but it also helps with lowering cholesterol. Serve an older adult with:

    • Fish rich in Omega-3 (salmon, sardines, mackerel, and tuna)
    • Skinless and boneless chicken or turkey
    • Lean meat
    • Tempeh and tofu
  • Dairy and Dairy Alternatives

    Calcium is essential for a senior’s bone health. Many dairy and dairy alternatives are rich in calcium these days. You have cream cheese, creamers, milk, sour cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, and buttermilk. Choose nonfat or low-fat options for seniors, though.

Nest & Care has highly skilled caregivers who pay attention to the senior’s diet while providing quality home care services in Silver Spring, Maryland. If you have questions regarding a senior’s nutritional intake, don’t hesitate to ask us a question.

Nest & Care is a dedicated in-home care in Montgomery County, MD. We provide service in Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and its neighboring communities. If you’re looking for a dedicated and professional caregiver who can help a loved one for their daily needs, Nest & Care can help. We carefully match each client with the best caregiver and formulate an individualized plan that best suits the family’s needs and goals. Excellent service to our clients and families is of paramount importance to us. Call us today for your free in-home assessment by a Nest & Care Registered Nurse.

Katharina Villanueva

Katharina Villanueva

RN, BSN, CCRN-K, SCRN, CNRN, DN, CDP

Kat is the founder of Nest & Care LLC, a Private Duty In-Home Care agency providing companion care, personal care, and skilled nursing services to families in and around Montgomery County and Howard County, MD.

For the past 15 years, she has devoted her nursing career to caring for patients with Neurologic or Neurosurgical conditions in the acute, subacute and chronic phases. She worked at Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles, California before moving to Maryland where she exclusively worked with patients with stroke as a stroke program coordinator at Providence Hospital.

She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines in 1998. Kat is married to Mikael, a pediatric surgeon. They have 3 boys and 3 dogs.