Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • May 04 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Avocado

    The “Stinking Rose,” the “Alligator Pear”: You might think twice about trying these foods if you only heard their strange nicknames. But don’t be fooled by these colloquialisms. Otherwise you’d be missing out on some amazing tastes and even bet...

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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 22 2011

    Earth Day 2011: Going Green With Your Food Choices

    Going green is more than just reducing your carbon footprint. It may help you improve your diet. The key is to start small by incorporating changes step by step into your daily life. A great book of reference is Go Green Get Lean by Kate Geaga...

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  • Apr 20 2011

    Risky Business: Waist Size & Disease Risk

    Can you look at a person and tell if they are at risk for developing problems such as diabetes, elevated lipid levels, abnormal cholesterol, and more? Recent studies done have found that waist size may be a better predictor of disease prevalence a...

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  • Apr 18 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Garlic

    Myths exist that say garlic can be used to successfully ward off vampires, werewolves, and evil spirits. While the jury is still out on that one, there is a lot of evidence that shows that garlic can at least help you ward off some diseases. Wit...

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  • Apr 15 2011

    Eat Intuitively

    Whenever I pass any book store or magazine stand I am floored by the amount of new diet trends that I see sprawled across the pages of magazines and newspapers. There are low-carb diets, low fat, Atkins, zone, south beach, weight watchers, Pale...

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  • Apr 13 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Dates

    With Easter and Passover right around the corner, it’s time to celebrate with some traditional foods! Holiday foods often get a bad name since the focus tends to be placed on high fat, high calorie dishes. But what if I told you that there was ...

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  • Apr 11 2011

    Healthy Food Imposters

    Have you ever eaten a food because you thought it was super healthy? Make sure you look carefully at everything you eat and don’t be fooled by deceptive advertising! A few of our favorite foods may have been branded as nourishing, when in reali...

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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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  • Apr 06 2011

    Is Radiation in Our Food?

    The radioactive activity in Japan has left a lot of American scratching their heads wondering what the impact is for us. Milk in California and Washington State has tested positive for radiation, and the source of the contamination is confirmed...

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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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