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The Mediterranean diet is rooted in ancient history and was brought to the nutrition world by an American scientist named Ancel Keys who identified the link between this diet and heart health.What he noticed was that the population from poor small towns in southern Italy were in fact healthier than the wealthy folk of New York as well as Italian immigrants.     

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Kelly Atyeo is a Professional Home Economist with a background in nutrition and nutrition communication. She is Vice President and co-owner of Creative Sampling Solutions Inc., a food marketing company that creates and executes retail programs and consumer shows related to Eating for Wellness. Kelly is also a health writer, nutrition communication consultant, and public speaker. Through her activities she strives to educate people on nutrition and health, while giving people the tools to make healthy foods a part of their lifestyle.

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When you hear the word “diet”, what’s the first thing you think? Many people associate the word “diet” with changing or modifying their food intake for weight loss. Yet, technically speaking – every living human is following a diet. A diet is simply a pattern we habitually eat to nourish our bodies.

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Kelly Atyeo Guest Author

Kelly Atyeo is a Professional Home Economist with a background in nutrition and nutrition communication. She is Vice President and co-owner of Creative Sampling Solutions Inc., a food marketing company that creates and executes retail programs and consumer shows related to Eating for Wellness. Kelly is also a health writer, nutrition communication consultant, and public speaker. Through her activities she strives to educate people on nutrition and health, while giving people the tools to make healthy foods a part of their lifestyle.

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What is the role of iron in the body?

As the main carrier of oxygen to all the tissues in the body, iron brings energy to your brain, muscles and all moving parts. Feeling tired? It can be due to a lack of iron in the body.

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Is zinc the next ‘super’ ingredient? Not only is it an immune booster but is essential in the formation of testosterone.

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This year for Nutrition Month, it’s time to think about eating right at your workplace! The Dietitians of Canada’s theme is called “Eating 9 to 5!…But of course this extends to people who work night shifts or early mornings…nutrition is always a priority at work.

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Kelly Atyeo Guest Author

Kelly Atyeo is a Professional Home Economist with a background in nutrition and nutrition communication. She is Vice President and co-owner of Creative Sampling Solutions Inc., a food marketing company that creates and executes retail programs and consumer shows related to Eating for Wellness. Kelly is also a health writer, nutrition communication consultant, and public speaker. Through her activities she strives to educate people on nutrition and health, while giving people the tools to make healthy foods a part of their lifestyle.

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Our diets today are much higher in sodium and much lower in potassium than they used to be decades ago; as sodium goes up, potassium goes down. This is due in part to eating too many packaged foods that are high in sodium as well as too little fruits & vegetables that are high in potassium. Society as a whole today eats less than 4 fruits + vegetables/day; one of these being fried potatoes (French fries).

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