Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Mar 22 2012

    Super Nutrient of the Week: Antioxidants

    Antioxidants are small, but they pack a huge punch when fighting off disease! These super nutrients help to protect your body from various diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. They also play a role in helping our immune systems st...

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  • Jan 11 2012

    Go Bananas in 2012

    Bananas are one of my favorite foods of all time. I believe everyone should have a banana every single day and I tell this to all my clients and athletes that I work with. Bananas are a fantastic super food as they are inexpensive, they taste g...

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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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  • Nov 23 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Turkey

    At last, it's turkey time again! It seems that turkey is ignored 10 months out of the year until the holiday season arrives, but with the nutritional benefits this lean protein provides, people should start thinking about including it more ofte...

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  • Nov 14 2011

    Foodily App

    At the end of a long work day, do you ever struggle to come up with ideas for dinner? Believe me, I have been there numerous times, especially if it is one of those days where nothing sounds good. Well, have I got a solution for you! A Fun F...

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  • Oct 31 2011

    Hiding Veggies–Good or Bad?

    Your kids don’t gobble up the veggies? We’ve all been there. Young children are just beginning to develop their senses, and vegetables have natural bitter components to them that don’t naturally taste good. Kids are very smart and very obse...

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  • Oct 26 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Garbanzo Beans

    Whether you call them garbanzo beans or chickpeas, this addicting legume receives my superfood spotlight this week for some of the amazing health benefits it provides. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you already know about my bean obs...

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  • Oct 21 2011

    Enjoy Full Fall Flavors

    The air is getting crisp and the leaves are turning—it can only mean one thing: Fall is in the air! It’s harvest time for many fruits and vegetables in the fall, so take advantage of some of those fall flavors! I was on The Daily Buzz natio...

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  • Oct 19 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Pumpkin

    Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love the beautiful colors of the leaves, and of course the food! One particular food that comes to mind is pumpkins! Pumpkins are a true sign that fall has arrived. During the months of September...

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  • Oct 14 2011

    Got Oats?

    In a recent post, I talked about the amazing health benefits of oats, but what if you are stuck in an oatmeal rut? Oats are not only meant for breakfast. They can be incorporated into almost any meal to help you get the whole grains and dietary...

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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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