The weather is dropping in the UK as we move slowly into autumn time, so as the temperature dips, it’s never been more important to look after your health, especially if you or someone you know is of the elderly age bracket.
There are many things to consider to keep healthy, especially in old age, but there are things that you can do to help such as keeping up with personal hygiene by taking a hot bath or shower, staying active and mobile, keeping warm and eating healthy food. With that in mind, we’ve put together three of our favourite hearty recipes to keep you healthy during the autumn months.
Pumpkins are a great source of beta-cryptoxanthin which is a powerful anti-inflammatory, paired with some warm and crusty rolls you’ve got a warming, hearty, healthy, arthritis relieving recipe. Great for promoting general well-being and aiding mobility in the joints.
Click here for Pumpkin Soup recipe
Fish, particularly salmon, is the superhero of healthy food. Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which is not only great for the joints in easing the symptoms of arthritis but also helps reduce the risk of heart disease and plaque build-up in the arteries. Here’s a sumptuous Salmon Picatta recipe which we just love. Click here for Salmon Picatta recipe
Mixed berries with dark chocolate sauce
Strawberries, blackberries and blueberries are full of antioxidants that are great for your health and wellbeing. To add a little guilty pleasure, drizzle the berries in melted dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that have many health benefits, particularly for the heart and brain as it is said to increase blood flow. Great for people with disorders such as Alzheimer’s.