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Mediterranean Diet Has Been Voted The Best Diet For 2019; Here’s What You Need To Get Started

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* Get healthier in 2019 with a Mediterranean diet
* Consists of wholesome, filling meals – and even a little wine
* Here’s some helpful products to help you get started 

If you’re looking to start the New Year off right with a good diet, we recommend the Mediterranean diet. It was recently voted the best diet to try in 2019, and we’re big fans because it’s fairly easy, has some very tasty meals, and is packed with heart-healthy meals for overall wellness – not just weight loss.

The Mediterranean diet is based on foods consumed by the beautiful, sun-tanned Italian and Greek sea-dwellers in the mid 1900s (long before the advent of fast food joints). The diet consists of wholesome ingredients like fish, nuts, whole grains, bread, veggies, potatoes, and plenty of olive oil. It limits your intake of poultry, dairy, and red meat, and completely eliminates anything with processed or made with refined ingredients (sugar, pre-packaged meals, and so on).

If you’re ready to see why health geeks are so excited about this diet, we recommend checking out the products below. They’ll help you make a wider variety of tasty, diet-approved meals, which will make it easier to stay on your diet.

1. OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

As a filling superfood, avocados will be one of your staples during the Mediterranean diet. This handy avocado slicer makes it easier to quickly cut open, de-pit, and slice up an avocado.

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2. Vintorio Wine Aerator Pourer

No, this isn’t a joke: you can (and should) drink wine in moderation while on the Mediterranean diet. This aerating pourer will make each glass taste its best, and it fits right on the bottle.

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3. Dash Rapid Egg Cooker

This egg cooker has over 8,000 reviews and 4.5 star for a reason – it helps you make perfect eggs. Whether you take them hard boiled, poached, or scrambled, this Dash cooker will whip up some fast protein in no time.

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4. The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook

A great cookbook is absolutely essential for any diet. For the Mediterranean diet, we recommend this one because it has 500 great recipes, from easy weeknight meals to dinner party crowd-pleasers.

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5. Cedar Grilling Planks

Fish is a huge protein staple of the Mediterranean diet, and one way to make it more tasty is with cedar grilling planks. It infuses a smokey flavor into your fillets, but doesn’t take any extra work on your part.

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6. Adjustable Mandoline Slicer

You’ll also be eating a lot of veggies with the Mediterranean diet, so a slicer will be very helpful to have on hand. It’s great for whipping up a chop salad for lunch, or making a veggie bowl to snack on (instead of late-night junk food).

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7. Mantova Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pack

Olive oil has a mixed reputation when it comes to its role in dieting, but it’s a hallmark of Mediterranean cuisine. This is great news for foodies, because it just means more filling flavor in all your dishes.

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8. AeroGarden Sprout

Even if you’re not on a diet, we suggest trying this AeroGarden. It saves some money on herbs, but it’s also just fun to use.

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9. Zojirushi Home Breadmaker

Bread is indeed permitted in the Mediterranean diet… but not all bread. The best way to ensure that you’re eating the healthy kind of bread is by making it yourself, and with this Zojirushi breadmaker, it’s much easier than it sounds.

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