As the number of Americans aged over 65 is expected to reach 83.7 million by 2050, seniors are redefining what it means to be an
older person today. More seniors than ever before are looking forward to making the most of their older years and enjoy a happy and healthy retirement.
Today’s seniors are healthier and living longer, with many focused on healthy eating and detoxing to help reset the body to ensure it remains healthy and strong. Assisted living facilities have recognized that a healthy lifestyle has become a priority for modern seniors and have become key to enabling seniors to achieve their goals.
WHAT IS DETOXING?
Detoxing helps your body reset itself so it can remain healthy and strong. When you consume a lot of potentially toxic food and drink, this
can weaken your immune system making it particularly beneficial for seniors.
Detoxing helps reduce excess weight, boosts energy, enhances the elasticity of your skin, builds a strong immune system while getting rid of excess waste from your body. One of the simplest ways to detox your body is with a juice cleanse.
BENEFITS OF A JUICING FOR SENIORS
Juice cleansing or juicing is a form of detoxing which clears out any harmful toxins from your body. It involves only consuming fruit and
vegetable juices for around 3 to 10 days.
All you have to do is squeeze the juices from the fruits and vegetables and separate them from the pulp. You then have a delicious drink packed with vitamins and minerals. These immune-boosting nutrients will help you to feel more energetic, while the healthy enzymes will help improve your gut health.
HEALTHY EATING HABITS
If you are eligible to move to residential care, then you can use the detox as a way to kick-start your commitment to a healthier lifestyle where you can enjoy healthy and varied meal choices. But while an assisted living facility will encourage and support you to have a
healthier diet, the actual experience of dining with other people will be a significant boost to your wellbeing.
Eating alone can feel lonely and isolating, especially for older people. Meanwhile, when seniors eat with other people, they tend to enjoy the experience of eating far more and make better food choices, including the amount they eat.
IMPORTANCE OF A WELL-BALANCED DIET
To complement a juicing detox, it’s important that you ensure that your general diet is healthy and balanced. A priority of most assisted
living facilities is to ensure their residents enjoy a diet full of nutrients that helps seniors maintain a healthy weight and stay energized.
Your assisted living facility can help ensure your diet contains plenty of clean foods such as plenty of water, to flush out toxins, organic foods and plenty of fruit and vegetables. Avoiding toxic foods in your diet such as sugary foods and drinks, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods will help to give you more energy and avoid a negative impact on your health.
When you focus on eliminating toxins from your body and your diet and replace them with healthier, clean options instead, seniors will soon
see a significant improvement to their overall health and happiness.
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