Mediterranean diets are rich with olive oil and nuts, two ingredients that significantly reduce likelihood of stroke and diabetes. Research shows that the diet can even reverse the likelihood of contracting the diseases in adults with genetic predisposition.
The Mediterranean diet exists in Greece, Spain and Italy. It is said to have many benefits, such as reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and many other illnesses.
A-1 Home Care suggests that seniors switch to a heart healthy diet. Those with high blood pressure or a history of heart problems should ask their caregivers to cook the meals for them.