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The one thing that doesn’t change with years is that, after dinner, you always want dessert. Many of you know that even in old age dessert is still appealing. However, what comes with age is the awareness that in order to live longer and safer, you need to eat healthy and improve your diet. That is why many seniors who would love to enjoy dessert as they used to can’t, due to health issues.

Luckily for them, home health professionals have dedicated time and resources to discovering which desserts are tasty, easy to make, and above all – healthy for seniors. The list of desserts for seniors is a perfect alternative to ice cream bars, brownies, cupcakes, and cookies.

Fruit Salad

The health benefits included in fruit are immeasurable for seniors. They offer plenty of vitamins and are full of fiber. Thanks to this, fruit salad is the best option for elderly who want sweet but healthy dessert. With ingredients such as apples, oranges, strawberries, and other fruits, you can consume more fiber through this salad than you would through any other dessert.

Yogurt Parfaits

Another healthy dessert for seniors is yogurt parfait. If you elderly loves cream sundaes, this is a perfect alternative. But, instead of using ice-cream, this treat can be made with Greek yogurt. Other ingredients can include fruits, dark chocolate, peanut butter, or caramel to enhance the taste.

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Smoothies

If your elderly adult wants a drinkable dessert, then a smoothie is the ideal choice. What’s essential with this drink? It is easy to make. You just use a blender and mix fruits, vegetables, ice, and low-fat (or Greek) yogurt. Different ingredients can be used each time to make it more exciting.

Dark Chocolate

During life, most people develop a love for chocolate. But, with age, it might become dangerous to intake chocolate on a frequent basis. Good news is that instead of milk or white chocolate, you can use the dark kind. The health benefits of dark chocolate are many, and they include boosting memory function, lowering blood pressure, and lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

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