Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Jul 02 2012

    Product Review: CocoaVia™

    No food on Earth can match the unique blend of flavanols that is found in cocoa, coining the term “nature’s most surprising superfruit.” That’s right: Cocoa is a FRUIT! Who knew? Cocoa flavanols are good-for-you phytonutrients that are naturall...

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  • Jun 29 2012

    Be Adventurous on the Grill – Unusual Grilling Ideas!

    Summer’s here! Why not spend some more time outside on the grill? Everything tastes better on the grill! Grilling meats reduces the fat content because it allows the fat to drip off the grill. The grill isn’t just for hot dogs, hamburgers, an...

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  • Jun 27 2012

    New Product Alert: Special K Granola Bars

    People are busy. I get that. I am busy as a working mom with two young boys and nutrition isn’t always the top priority…even for me (shhh, don’t tell anyone!)! Today, when people are rushed in between meetings or just swamped with work in the a...

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  • Jun 25 2012

    Juicing vs. Blending: What’s Better?

    Are you confused on whether it’s better to juice or blend? The truth is they are both fantastic options to go with on our quest to “Live more fruitfully.” Whether you like to juice your fruits and vegetables or blend them, both are easy ways to...

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  • Jun 22 2012

    Simple Summer Eating

    The best part of the year and my favorite time of the year is finally here! That’s right …it’s summer time. Warmer temperatures mean more days spent outdoors, more pool days with the kids, backyard BBQ’s, vacations, and many other social events...

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  • Jun 20 2012

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Red Peppers

    Are you ready to liven up your summer with something sweet and vibrant? Red pepper is the perfect superfood to incorporate into your diet this summer! This crunchy and slightly sweet food has a vibrant color that will liven up any summer meal....

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  • Jun 18 2012

    Bananas Beneficial During Exercise

    I am a huge believer in the fact that every athlete should have a banana a day and I preach this constantly to all of the athletes I work with. Bananas provide numerous health benefits and have been a long favorite source of energy for enduranc...

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  • Jun 15 2012

    “Man Food” Makeover

    Father’s Day is right around the corner. Why not make some healthy “man foods” for your man, or yourself! Typical man foods (wings, pizza, burgers, Sloppy Joes, onion rings, French fries) are normally full of saturated fat, sodium, empty calori...

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  • Jun 13 2012

    Superfood of the Week: Zucchini

    Zucchini, a powerful antioxidant, is now in season! What a great time to start incorporating it into your diet. It made the list as our superfood of the week! This superfood is a good source of many vitamins and minerals including: ...

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  • Jun 11 2012

    A Small But Mighty After-School Snack!

    Want to provide your children with a nutritious after-school snack that prevents excessive calorie intake and increases satiety (feeling satisfied longer)? Small but mighty, raisins might be your snack of choice! A recent study found that chil...

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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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