National Family Caregiving Month Day 9

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Leave greens are filled with the vitamins and minerals you’ll need (even if you don’t grow them yourself!)

Eat Right Feel Right!

Find yourself skipping meals? Have headaches? Feel fatigued? Feel anxious, grumpy or sad? Are you constipated? The foods you choose to eat are key to your energy levels. If you find yourself drinking mostly soda, coffee or tea during the day, you may be dehydrating yourself. Find yourself reaching for a cookie or candy bar? This will cause a fast rise in your blood sugar levels but the crash afterward leaves you feeling even more tired and fatigued.

Fatigue is a common symptom among caregivers — and anyone with a hectic life. Maintaining a good diet will help keep your energy level high. Having healthy snacks at hand such as fruits, nuts, yogurt, cheese, peanut butter  (or other nut butter) for a quick grab will help get in some good calories. Keep some pedilte or food supplement drinks,such as ensure or boost. These drink can be rich so dilute in by half with water.

What matters most? Choose foods that give you a gradual boost of energy *
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*Sue’s Favorite Smoothie Recipe (Nov. 28, 2015) is an easy start.

Copyright © 2016 by Sue Collins and Nancy Taylor Robson. All rights reserved

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