Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Jun 15 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Walnuts

    When it comes to nuts, I have quite a few favorites, and walnuts are definitely on the list! Walnuts are a true powerhouse food, which is why they are the superfood of the week! They are shaped like a heart when you look at them in the shell an...

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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 18 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Oats

    They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so if you’re eating it (as you should), make it full of health and nutrition! My go-to way of incorporating a deliciously healthy breakfast into my day is to include oats. Either as...

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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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  • 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 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 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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MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.

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