Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Apr 16 2012

    Why You Should Juice

    Do you have a juicer collecting dust in your pantry? It may be time to dust it off and give it a whirl! I just recently started juicing and absolutely love it. Juicing allows you to pack more fruits and vegetables into your day thus helping y...

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  • Apr 11 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Papaya

    There may be no better way to start a day than with a bowl of ripe papaya cut into chunks! This bright orange fruit is easy to digest, tastes great, and has a ton of nutritional benefits! That’s why papaya just happens to be my super food of th...

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  • Apr 09 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Raisins

    When thinking of fruits and veggies, you may automatically think fresh, but dried fruit can actually count too. Raisins are one of the most popular dried fruits today. These simple fruits make a convenient snack and are easy to tuck into a lunch b...

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  • Mar 29 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Onions

    One of my favorite foods to cook with and a great way to enhance flavor is with onions. Onions are the foundation to many recipes and almost always one of the first ingredients to go into my pan at home. Raw or cooked, onions add a ton of flavo...

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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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  • 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 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 05 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Eggplant

    If you have never bought or prepared eggplant before, believe me I get it. But don’t let those purple veggies be intimidating! Have no fear, you’ll get some dynamite ideas for the next time you want to make something just a little different for ...

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  • Sep 28 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Pistachios

    When the mid-day munchies hit and you’re tempted to grab a sugar-filled snack, bypass the candy bar or chips and reach for a handful of pistachios instead. When consumed in moderation, this tree nut can be effective in managing weight when comp...

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  • Sep 21 2011

    Super Food of the Week: Health Benefits of Butternut Squash

    Fall is the season of orange super foods—pumpkin, acorn squash, and this week’s super food of the week: butternut squash. This fall veggie is a powerhouse of flavor and nutrients. If this food has not made its way onto your dinner table yet, no...

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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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