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Benefits of Simple Switches During Vegan Month

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:

  • More likely to include a wide variety of vitamins
  • More likely to include a wide variety of minerals
  • Higher fiber content that is important for digestion and can help with cholesterol and heart health
  • Foods are very satisfying but with fewer calories, meaning it might be easier for your aging parent to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight
  • May improve your parent's ability to maintain healthy blood sugar
  • May improve kidney health
  • Studies have shown more plant-based diets reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease
  • Studies have shown more plant-based diets reduce the risk for diabetes, and help to manage diabetes
  • Studies have shown more plant-based diets reduce the risk for certain cancers, including colorectal cancer
  • Those who eat more plant-based foods have up to 15 percent lower chance of dying of cancer, according to research by the World Health Organization
  • Studies have shown plant-based diets can help those with arthritis experience less pain and improved functioning, mobility, and range of motion



Being a family caregiver for an elderly adult can be stressful and challenging, but you don't have to feel like you're alone. When you are facing the difficulties of caring for your elderly parent and balancing your own needs as well, senior care can be a tremendous help. A senior home care services provider can be with your aging parent on a customized schedule designed to address their needs in the ways that are right for them.

This means they are able to manage their individual challenges and limitations, pursue more activity and engagement, and stay as independent as possible. As their caregiver, knowing your parent has access to this care relieves stress, provides peace of mind, and helps you to focus your energy and attention on other elements of your life as well.


If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring a Homecare in Monroe, NJ,  to assist a family caregiver, please talk to the caring staff at Shore Homecare Services today. Email us: or Call 732-534-5000.

"Our caregivers are trained by through the Caregiver Training University. The CaregiverlistĀ® Certified Stamp ensures that our caregivers are trained with the best content for those working in the home. You may rest assured that our caregivers have been given all the tools to provide the best care possible for your loved ones. Founded by former homecare agency owners, Caregiverlist has created training specifically for those working in your home."