When you are 55 and older, your heart is no longer as strong as it used to be when you were 30. Remember that and do all possible to strengthen it and improve your condition if you know you already have cardiovascular issues. Estrogen increases the risk of developing heart disease. Protect this important organ and switch to a Mediterranean menu. It is full of sea foods and olive oil. Combine these two with plenty of green vegetables and your heart will be healthy.