Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
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...
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...
Apr 15 2011
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Mar 28 2011
Balanced Meals for Optimal Energy
Maintaining your energy isn’t just about sleeping well and exercising—it’s also about eating balanced meals! To get the most from your meals, include each food group, plan your meals in advance, and be mindful of your portion sizes for sustaine...
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...