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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Sep 19 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Blackberries

    When it comes to desserts, jellies, jams, and wine you often think of more common fruits like strawberries or grapes, but blackberries are gaining traction as a new favorite. Low in calories and sweet to the taste, blackberries are one of my f...

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  • Sep 10 2012

    Six Super Foods to Add to Your Diet

    Check out all the great nutritional benefits of these six super foods to give your diet an extra boost!These top six picks are ones that you may have heard about but may not include as often in your daily routine.I talked about these recently o...

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  • Aug 29 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Cucumbers

    Living in Florida we’re used to afternoon showers and really hot temperatures. Sticking by some sort of water -- either pool or beach -- is a must in order to beat the heat. Another great way to keep cool and stay healthy this summer is by eati...

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  • Aug 24 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Figs

    A fig is a small, soft fruit that has many tiny seeds on the inside with a very thin skin. They have an unusual texture but are sweet and delicious!The fig fruit is native to the Middle East and is one of the first fruits to be cultivated. Figs ...

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  • Aug 06 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Tomatillos

    A member of the tomato family and native to Central America, a tomatillo (“little tomato” in Spanish)is a small, round fruit that is usually green or yellow and surrounded by a papery husk. They are used in many Mexican dishes to give them a tang...

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  • Aug 01 2012

    Super Spice of the Week: Ginger

    Ginger has been used since ancient times as a healing medicine in Asian, Arabic, and Indian cultures.Ginger has a spicy and slightly sweet taste with a strong, pungent aroma. Ginger is rich in volatile oils,essential fatty acids, beta-carotene, an...

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  • Jul 27 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Monk Fruit

    We all need to cut down on our sugar intake, but that doesn't mean you can't satisfy your sweet tooth. Naturally sweeten your favorite beverages and foods with my super food of the week : Monk Fruit. Monk fruit is a small green melon grown on...

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  • Jul 11 2012

    Superfood of the Week: Peaches

    While the summer months produce an abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables, one that often comes to mind that I cannot get enough of is peaches. With their fuzzy coats, this round and versatile fruit is full of nutrients and is worthy of bei...

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  • May 07 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Strawberries

    There’s nothing that says “hello summer” quite like eating a juicy, sun ripened strawberry. Strawberries serve a greater purpose than just fulfilling a sweet tooth as they are packed with health benefits, making it a nutritious fruit choice for...

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  • May 04 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Olives

    We have seen a growing trend this year with a shift from “fat free” foods to healthy fats. While more attention is often given to olive oil than its whole counterpart, olives are actually one of the world’s healthiest and most widely consumed ...

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About the Author


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