What are the benefits of the Mediterranean diet for seniors?
• Prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes
A Mediterranean diet restricts refined bread, processed foods, and red meat consumption and encourages the consumption of red wine rather than hard liquor— which can aid prevent heart disease and stroke.
• Maintain your agility
You may reduce your risk of muscle weakness and other signs of frailty by about 70 percent if you follow a Mediterranean diet.
• Lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
People who eat the Mediterranean diet may have better cholesterol, blood sugar levels, and overall blood vessel health, cutting their risk of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
• Cut the risk of Parkinson’s disease by half.
The Mediterranean diet’s high antioxidant levels can protect cells from a damaging process known as oxidative stress, lowering the risk of Parkinson’s disease by 50 percent.
• Longevity enhancement.
When it comes to heart disease and cancer, the Mediterranean diet can lower your risk of death by 20%.
• Defend against type 2 diabetes.
If you want to lose weight, the Mediterranean diet is an excellent option because it is high in fibre, which slows digestion and helps keep blood sugar stable.