The media does not help the comfort level of seniors when they read or watch some news story about every other day about the health benefits and health risks of certain foods. Take for instance the fear of cranberries that I mentioned in yesterday’s blog.
For some reason some seniors tend to believe that this superfruit can cause an issue with their health and well-being; posing risk to them if consumed. This is very sad that the media must instill fear instead of taking the initiative to suggest positive health enhancements for adding a ‘good’ food to a senior’s diet.
One of the reasons that I believe that a fear of cranberries may exist is the battle as to whether or not a low-carb diet is good for a person or not. It is easy to get confused about the fact that it is not the fruit that is bad, but the diet program itself that could potentially pose risk for certain individuals. If you miss just the top highlights of a news program on this type of issue, your entire way of thinking could be skewed!
That is why further research is necessary. Perhaps if family members and caretakers took the time to do the research and show that outside of the one opinion that a certain type of fruit (in this instance) is actually beneficial to a person’s diet, then the senior would feel better about consuming the fruit.
Taking that necessary extra step in just another way to show that With Age Comes Respect!