Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Jul 20 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Kale

    Leafy greens….you hear it all the time, right? Eat your green leafys. Greens are an excellent way to get in quality nutrition, bursting with nutrients. For a green that goes above and beyond in getting my daily dose of health I turn to the supe...

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  • Jun 29 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Chia

    Have you ever had a Chia Pet? Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! Did you realize that you can actually eat those seeds? I wouldn’t recommend the exact ones from the Chia Pet box, but you can find Chia seeds at your local health food store. Chia seeds are tiny,...

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  • Jun 08 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Acai

    One of my favorite things about berries is the array of types available to nourish our bodies. There are blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and one that is a bit off the beaten path: Acai berries! Many health claims have go...

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  • Jun 02 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Green Tea

    Worried about getting enough antioxidants? Well worry no more! Sometimes it can be hard to get in enough antioxidant-rich foods, but what if you could drink your antioxidants instead? For an effortless way to get antioxidants, try the super foo...

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  • May 25 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

    You’ve probably heard people say that chocolate is good for you. I find that I don’t usually have to tell people that twice. For some reason, everyone remembers it the first time. Personally, I can’t live without my chocolate. Knowing that it’s...

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  • May 11 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Tomatoes

    Summer is around the corner and that means: tomatoes! Tomatoes go well on so many things: sandwiches, salads, pasta, chicken, Mexican food­—you name it! They are tasty and satisfying, and with its many uses it is one of the most multipurpose fru...

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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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  • Apr 08 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Blueberries

    Blueberries are one of the most popular AND nutritious fruits around. Blueberries are not only delicious but this small fruit packs an incredible amount of nutrition.Health Benefits of Blueberries Some of the health benefits of blueberries i...

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  • Mar 30 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Artichokes

    Spring is in the air, which not only means blooming flowers and warmer weather, but delicious and in-season foods that are good for your body and your health. Spring vegetables are fresh and delicious, and many add beneficial nutrients to your ...

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  • Mar 25 2011

    Eat a Rainbow of Foods: Health Benefits of Colored Foods

    Many American’s plates tend to be beige and brown with meats, loaded potatoes and refined grains. A diet rich in these foods provides high fat and cholesterol, with little nutritional quality. So what can we do to improve nutrition and add some...

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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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