November is Vegan Month.
Many people are making the switch to a more plant-based diet because of the wide variety of potential health benefits associated with cutting down on animal products and increasing plant foods. Even if your aging parent is not interested in making the total switch, adding a few plant-based meals and snacks into their diet in place of conventional ones can make a major difference in the health and balance of their eating. As a family caregiver, you know how important nutrition is to your parent's well-being and functioning, and taking the time to review some of the health benefits that can come from making simple plant-based switches in your parent's regular diet can help you make good choices about their diet throughout their later years.
Some of the potential benefits of making simple plant-based switches in your parent's diet include:
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