Healthy Eating Isn’t Just For The Young

May 23, 2017 2 min

At Mindful Chef we started with a simple mission – to make healthy eating easy for everyone. Often, when we think about healthy eating we only think of the young, but we should be equally concerned with the ageing generation as well. Far more people are living longer than ever and wouldn’t it be great if all of these people were able to live life to the fullest. At Mindful Chef we know first hand the positive effects nutrition can have on people’s lives, and the World Health Organisation has stated that many of the diseases suffered by older people are the result of dietary choices.

As we get older our bodies change. Our goals change, our daily activities change and our nutritional needs change. In order to live life to the fullest we need to fuel our bodies with the right types of food so they can function at an optimal level.

You shouldn’t necessarily eat the same thing or the same amounts in your seventies that you were eating in your thirties. Unfortunately things become a little bit harder for our bodies and we can’t function as well as could when we were younger. If you are slightly older you should focus on high-quality, nutrient rich foods that help you increase your quality of life. Some of the main problems faced by an ageing generation are inflammation and joint pain, decreased appetite, decreased digestive system and a decreased metabolism. Nutrition can play a huge part in helping to ease some of these problems and the following foods could help:

  • Increasing the amount of fibre in your diet to help gastric mobility. Include more leafy green vegetables, beans, grains and lentils.
  • Foods with Omega 3s like fatty fish and walnuts can help reduce the amount of inflammation in the body.
  • Lean protein, healthy fats and lots of fruits and vegetables will all help prevent chronic diseases.
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This is where Mindful Chef can help too. Every week we deliver quality, nutritious pre-portioned ingredients along with recipe cards, so our customers can cook healthy and delicious meals in less than 30 minutes. By replacing processed foods and microwaveable meals we hope to improve the diets of these individuals and in doing so improve the quality of their lives. Not only through the nutritional benefits but also through the joy of cooking. Whether that be learning new skills and flavours themselves or bonding with those who look after them through the wonders of cooking. We have eight different recipes to choose from every week and we never repeat a recipe within a twelve week cycle.

Why have we partnered with HomeTouch?

Easy! In our opinion, they offer the highest level of care for those who need it in the UK. Empowering families and their loved ones with choice, transparency and control, while also looking after carers needs at the same time.

  • More 5* reviews on TrustPilot than any other UK home care service
  • Live-in or hourly care matched to your needs
  • Handpicked for compassion, reliability and initiative
  • Comprehensive support

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Dr Jamie WilsonFounder and Chief Medical Officer at Hometouch

Dr Jamie Wilson is hometouch’s founder and Chief Medical Officer. Jamie’s creation of hometouch was inspired by his work as a dementia psychiatrist in the NHS, and he has written about healthcare issues in The Times and the Evening Standard. Jamie has a MBBS from the University of Leeds and has spent a decade in the NHS, working as a Psychiatric Registrar and Memory Specialist at Imperial College Hospital.

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