A Health & Wellness Blog by CustomVite's Nutrition Team

Spotlight on L-Glutamine

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team   Date: August 16, 2017    Comments: 0

You’ve probably seen glutamine in protein powders at your local health food store, but have you ever wondered what health benefits it has to offer beyond helping to build and repair muscle? Glutamine is one of twenty amino acids used to make protein in your body. It is classified as a semi-essential or conditionally essential […]

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Macronutrients and Calories

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team   Date: August 9, 2017    Comments: 0

The basis for all the calories that we consume each day are known as the macronutrients: fats, carbohydrates, and protein. Calculating macronutrients is simple and not as complicated as you may think. However, we do need to consider that each person’s metabolism, lifestyle, health, body composition, current medications, and genetics play a significant role in […]

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Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team   Date: July 31, 2017    Comments: 0

Phytonutrients, also known as phytochemicals, are chemicals produced and used by plants to protect them from any external forces such as germs or bugs. Food sources including colorful fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes, tea, whole grains, and various spices are rich sources of phytonutrients. Even though these provide us with significant nutrients, they are not […]

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The Nutrient Thieves

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team   Date: July 25, 2017    Comments: 0

Everyone knows that prescription drugs can come with side effects, from minor annoyances to very serious complications. But what you may not know is that many commonly prescribed medications (and over the counter, as well) can deplete your body of essential nutrients. And as with side effects, the longer you take them, the worse they […]

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The Vegetarian Lifestyle

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team   Date: July 10, 2017    Comments: 0

Vegetarian diets are gaining popularity due to the widespread negative views on eating meat and animal products. Although there’s a lot of talk about the use of antibiotics and hormones to raise animals, organic, locally farmed animal meat is a very rich source of protein, one of three macronutrients essential for life. Meat is also […]

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