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Diet Diva

Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus. 

  • Apr 24 2012

    5 Foods you Should be Eating

    Opinions seem to change on foods everyday. One day a food is good for you, one day it is bad for you. In recent research, some of the foods once thought to be bad for you and that many people avoided, may actually help you lose weight! Eggs:...

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  • Mar 19 2012

    Healthy Fats are In – Fat Free is Out!

    Despite years of the anti-fat sentiment, it’s becoming clear that more and more research suggests that the right kinds of fats can make you healthier! More food and beverage companies have even caught on to this trend by emphasizing the good fa...

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  • Nov 02 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Pecans

    Nuts are high on my list of favorite superfoods. They're full of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that keep our bodies going strong, and they taste great too! I love all types of nuts, especially those that can really make a difference in o...

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  • Aug 19 2011

    Get Your Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is one of the essential nutrients known for its role in maintaining healthy bones by helping calcium to be absorbed, but it’s been connected recently to reducing risk of a variety of diseases (heart, certain cancers, diabetes, multipl...

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  • Jun 27 2011

    All the Flavor with All of the Benefits

    Cutting calories doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite flavors. Try substituting these simple and healthier alternatives for their high-calorie counterparts. Get the flavor of bacon in your recipe without all the fat. Instead, use ...

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  • Jun 15 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Walnuts

    When it comes to nuts, I have quite a few favorites, and walnuts are definitely on the list! Walnuts are a true powerhouse food, which is why they are the superfood of the week! They are shaped like a heart when you look at them in the shell an...

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  • May 20 2011

    Healthy Cooking Swaps

    As a dietitian and food enthusiast, one of my favorite things to do is cook and bake. To me, there’s nothing better than finding a unique recipe and creating it from scratch. Often times I have trouble deciding on a recipe; there are so many de...

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  • May 04 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Avocado

    The “Stinking Rose,” the “Alligator Pear”: You might think twice about trying these foods if you only heard their strange nicknames. But don’t be fooled by these colloquialisms. Otherwise you’d be missing out on some amazing tastes and even bet...

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  • Apr 25 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Salmon

    There’s a lot of hype right now about omega-3 fatty acids, which is leaving many people confused. Why do we need them? How do we get them? What’s the best form? Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy fats that are found naturally in various foods,...

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  • Mar 04 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Almonds

    When it comes to eating well, that means eating a variety of carbohydrates, proteins,andfats. The word fat scares off many people, but it’s an essential part of our diets. Fat keeps our bodies functioning properly, provides cushioning for our orga...

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MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.

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