Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
Aug 10 2009
Believe it or not, today is the beginning of National Smile Week in the US!!! Sound silly? Maybe, but a healthy mouth is actually quite serious. Periodontal disease can lead to infections and other diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and t...
Aug 07 2009
Bravo Unilever: No More Hydrogenated Oils!
In a very big move, Unilever, which sells more soft margarine than anyone else, will be removing all hydrogenated oils from all of it's soft spreads by early 2010. The brands are I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®, Shedd’s Spread Country Crock®, B...
Aug 06 2009
It's What's For Dinner!
Have you heard the tagline, "Beef: It's What's for Dinner?" Why would a dietitian be recommending beef? Let me tell you the many reasons!Beef is what I consider to be a naturally nutrient rich food. It has 10 essential nutrients that are essen...
Aug 05 2009
Protein Needs Increase During Pregnancy
OK...so I am focused on pregnancy nutrition these days since I only have a few weeks left!Did you know that the Dietary Reference Intake for protein goes from 46 grams for females to 71 grams for pregnancy??? Another way to calculate is to take y...
Aug 04 2009
Omega-3's: Good for the Brain and Heart
I am in my final 4 weeks of pregnancy and I have been asked many times which supplements to take while pregnant.I take the following:Prenatal vitamin. I take Pharmanex Lifepak Prenatal. Contact me for more info on it.1000 IU Vitamin D. I take ...
Aug 03 2009
Fiber: Why you need it!
You probably are not surprised that most people do not get enough fiber. In fact, 9 out of 10 Americans are not meeting the recommended amounts. A lack of fiber results in irregularity of bowel movements, but there are also numerous health benef...
Jul 31 2009
Organic Food No Healthier?
I have been bombarded with questions about this new study released yesterday about organic food being no healthier than conventionally grown produce. The study is in the September issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.Organics have ...
Jul 29 2009
Benefits of Fruit
I am on a fruit kick this week because summer is just such a great time to look for fruit. Peaches, plums, nectarines, watermelon, kiwi, cherries, they are all good!90% of Americans do not get the recommended amount of fruit. Adults should get a...
Jul 28 2009
New Way to Eat Fruit
I just discovered a new way to eat fruit. People often tell me that they don't eat fruit because it goes bad on them too quickly (poor excuse, but hey, it has happened to me, too). It gets put into the crisper drawer and long forgotten. Or I he...
Jul 27 2009
Great Summer Fruit: Watermelon!
Who doesn't love watermelon? I think my two year old would eat it until his stomach would explode if I let him (let's not try that).In the heat of July, I am thinking watermelon is about the most perfect food to eat right now. It is actually 92%...