Food strategies for seniors in home care.

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The information given here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to act as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or nutritional guidance.

Food Restrictions: Salt / Sugar / Fats / Gluten / Dairy / Nuts / Fish / Shellfish / Eggs

Soy / Corn / Sulfites / Yeast / Caffeine / Alcohol / Vegetarian / Kosher / Halal

Medical Conditions: Diabetes / Arthritis / Inflammatory Bowel / IBS / Osteoporosis

Migraine / Kidney / High Blood Pressure / Gout / Asthma /  Conflicts with Medications




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Glycemic index.

The Glycemic Index measures how quickly the body turns various foods into sugar.  For a diabetic, the slower the better, so we look to prepare and serve low Glycemic Index foods.

The Glycemic Load concept is somewhat more complicated. If refers to a combination of the Glycemic Index and the level of carbohydrate in the food.

If you are caring for a diabetic, it pays to read or go online to become something of an expert on the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load. Most of the recommendations we have already given here are for low Glycemic Index foods.

It is worth noting that, generally speaking, a diet good for diabetics is balanced, healthy, and essentially good for anyone. If the person in home care is not a diabetic, it still pays to watch carbohydrate consumption, avoid blood sugar spikes, reject the bad fats, and eat moderate amounts of food slowly.

Importance of diet

Controlling blood sugar

Carbohydrate strategies

Fats and sodium

Glycemic index