Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Dec 19 2011

    Boost Your Immune System This Holiday Season

    It’s that time of the year again . . . the holiday season, which means tons of holiday parties, traveling, and low immune systems. The last thing you want to ruin you holidays is a cold or the flu. So how can you keep your immune system strong ...

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  • Dec 16 2011

    Don’t Let Digestive Troubles Disrupt Your Holidays

    With the holiday season in full swing, you don’t want anything to prevent you from getting to those holiday parties--especially not “stomach” issues. Why is holiday time especially troublesome for digestive upset? Travel Schedule disruptionE...

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  • Dec 14 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Oranges

    Whether eaten as a snack or with a meal, oranges contain a wide variety of nutritional benefits. This juicy and sweet fruit provides over 93% of the daily value for vitamin C making oranges an immune-boosting, super food of the week. Liv...

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  • Dec 12 2011

    Food Sensitivities: Are Everyday Foods Making You Sick?

    Are you suffering from a stubborn health problem (for me it used to be migraines) that won’t go away no matter what you try? Do you feel like the medications you’re taking aren’t actually getting at the root cause of your illness, but you want ...

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  • Dec 09 2011

    Cancer Fighting Foods

    As a dietitian, I often preach about the power of nutrition as medicine. I had a client come in recently with high cholesterol, high LDL, and high triglycerides and after changing his diet for a month, he saw those numbers drop to almost normal...

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  • Dec 07 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Eggs

    For many years, Americans limited egg consumption for fear of raising their cholesterol levels. We are finally breaking away from these old beliefs as new research confirms that eggs are okay to eat again! Nutrient dense and a fantastic source ...

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  • Dec 05 2011

    Pizza Is a Vegetable?!

    So apparently Congress is in need of a nutrition seminar on what a vegetable is. Like many of you, when I heard that Congress said that pizza and French fries are vegetables, I was shocked. How can these politicians allow our childhood obesity ...

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  • Dec 02 2011

    Sweetened Drinks May Pose Heart Risks to Women

    If you are in that pre-contemplation stage of behavior change and just can’t seem to give up soda or sugar sweetened beverages, here’s your new incentive. A new study presented at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting suggests t...

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  • Nov 30 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Asparagus

    When I think of a vegetable I hated to eat as a child, I think of asparagus. However, the more I was exposed to it, the more I began to enjoy it and rightfully so as asparagus is a powerhouse veggie! This vegetable is a member of the lil...

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  • Nov 28 2011

    Food Obsessed? Check Out These Apps!

    As a dietitian, I’m a huge foodie! I mean I get excited walking into beautiful grocery stores. You pretty much can say I’m food obsessed. I am also obsessed with the hundreds of food applications available for my iphone. These food apps help me...

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About the Author


MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

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

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