The Mediterranean diet is consistently a top contender on the best-rated diets list, and everydayhealth.com says no surprise why. Studies show that the diet — rich in fruit, veggies, whole grains, and healthy fats — promotes weight loss, slows aging, and can even cut your risk of cardiovascular disease in half. And the best news of all is that it may just be one of the easiest diets to adhere to. Surprisingly unrestrictive, you can still enjoy bread and even alcohol on the plan. And you don’t have to completely overhaul your diet to reap the benefits:
Swap Mayo for Avocado
One of the easiest ways to shave calories from your lunchtime sandwich is to ditch the mayo. But let’s be honest, sometimes that schmear of creamy mayonnaise takes your sandwich from typical to tasty. Luckily, you can have a satisfying sandwich that’s good for you, too, thanks to avocado. With a similar thick, creamy texture, avocados are filled with heart-healthy fats, fiber, and potassium.