A Health & Wellness Blog by CustomVite's Nutrition Team

New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team   Date: March 9, 2018    Comments: 0

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association recently announced new blood pressure guidelines. Under the new guidelines, elevated blood pressure is now considered anything over 120-129/80 mm Hg (previously 140/90 mm Hg). Unfortunately, under the new guidelines, it is estimated that approximately 46% of Americans will now be diagnosed with elevated […]

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Saturated Fat and Heart Health

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team   Date: February 28, 2018    Comments: 0

When it comes to heart health, dietitians and doctors often recommend limiting your saturated fat intake. This is because excess saturated fat may cause a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries, which may increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Interestingly, recent studies have blurred the line between saturated fat intake and heart disease. […]

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Nuts About Heart Health

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team   Date: February 14, 2018    Comments: 0

February is American Heart Month. Sadly, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. While following a heart-healthy diet can help reduce your risk of heart disease, one particularly beneficial food item is nuts! In fact, research shows that people who regularly eat nuts are less likely to have heart […]

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Foods That May Lower Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team   Date: February 5, 2018    Comments: 0

A study found in the British Medical Journal revealed that eating fiber and whole grains may drastically reduce your risk of developing colon cancer. Specifically, researchers have found that for every 10g/day of fiber, there is a 10% decrease in risk. Furthermore, adding just three servings of high fiber foods to your diet, particularly from […]

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Why Your Workout Isn’t Working Out

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team   Date: January 19, 2018    Comments: 0

Have you ever worked out for a significant period of time and noticed ZERO changes to your body? If you have, it can be one of the most discouraging realizations. After all, getting yourself off the couch and to the gym is a feat of strength on it’s own, never mind if all that hard […]

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