Paleo, Mediterranean or vegan: Which diet is right for you? [Infographic]


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Thinking of switching up your diet to better your health or perhaps shed some pounds before bikini season? With so many different trendy eating plans to choose from, it can be difficult to decide how to proceed. This handy infographic from SignatureMD.com breaks down the pros and cons of three of today's most popular diets: Paleo, Mediterranean and vegan.

The visual comparison below runs you through each diet's essential foods, dietary values, health benefits, risks and even costs — and they each have their advantages and disadvantages. 

Paleo, for example, will keep your carbs to a minimum but also has much more fat than the other two eating plans. Vegans have a 57% lower risk of ischemic heart disease than meat-eaters, tend to weigh less and have a lower BMI. However, both the Paleo and vegan diets come with risks, while the Mediterranean diet is generally safe for everyone.

Check out the image below (click to zoom in) to find out which diet would work best for you.