Healthline Blogs

Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Feb 10 2012

    Prevent That Flu This Winter

    With little boys ages 2 and 4, I try to do everything I can to prevent them for getting sick. They are bringing home other kid’s germs daily from school. If I can do everything in my power to build their immune systems, I can keep them healthy!...

    Read more »

  • Feb 08 2012

    Super Nutrient of the Month: Vitamin C

    Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is probably the most well known vitamin of all. It is a water soluble vitamin that not only performs as an antioxidant, but also plays a part in various body functions such as: Maintaining and re...

    Read more »

  • Feb 06 2012

    Prevent Heart Disease--One Day at a Time!

    Heart disease is the leading causes of death for both men and women in the United States and most countries. Diet plays such an important role in the development of major risk factors of heart disease including hypertension, obesity, diabetes, ...

    Read more »

  • Feb 01 2012

    Go Red!

    Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the US? Surprising right? But actually, it’s a fact that more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease causes one in three deaths each year ...

    Read more »

  • Jan 30 2012

    Live Fruitfully in 2012

    It’s a well known fact that people should aim to get at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, however few of us do. Fruit is one of my favorite things to snack on or to accompany my meals as it provides numerous health benefits inc...

    Read more »

  • Jan 27 2012

    Fact or Fad?

    The weight loss industry makes billions and billions of dollars every year telling us that by eating only bacon and eggs, grapefruit, or cabbage, we will get the body of our dreams. Fad diets are weight loss plans that promise dramatic results....

    Read more »

  • Jan 25 2012

    Do I Need a Sports Drink During Exercise?

    Water is always an excellent choice for hydration; however sports drinks do have their place with athletes or with recreational gym goers. Today’s commercial drinks, such as PowerAde and Gatorade, incorporate electrolytes and carbohydrates wit...

    Read more »

  • Jan 23 2012

    Super Nutrient of the Week: The Health Benefits of Proanthocyanidins

    Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are common, painful, and disruptive infections that most often occur in women. No woman wants them and every woman wants to do everything to prevent them. It has always been a common thought that drinking cranb...

    Read more »

  • Jan 20 2012

    It’s Not Too Late to Fight the Flu!

    Everyone knows that when the weather starts to turn cold after those warm summer months, it means flu season is upon us. No one likes to be away from work or laid up in bed all day, but about 10-20% of Americans get the flu each year. Influenza...

    Read more »

  • Jan 13 2012

    Super Nutrient of the Week: Why We Need Iron

    For many of the populations that I work with (pregnant women and athletes), iron is an extremely important mineral that needs to be a part of their diets daily. Iron is required for a number of vital functions, including GrowthReproductionW...

    Read more »


About the Author


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