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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What About An Egg A Day?

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: January 12, 2018 Comments: 0

When it comes to nutrition facts, one large egg contains about 6g of protein, 72 calories, 270 IU of vitamin A, and 41 IU of vitamin D. Research shows that for the average person, an egg a day likely does not increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular diseases, but there still […]

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Eating Habits That Can Zap Your Energy

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: January 3, 2018 Comments: 0

Do you feel tired all the time, even after a full night’s sleep?   If so, you may want to take a closer look at your eating habits. What and how you eat can affect your energy level throughout the day. Here are six eating habits that could be making you tired: 1. Skipping meals, especially breakfast […]

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Probiotics & Prebiotics

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: December 29, 2017 Comments: 0

In our digestive tract, there are billions of bacterial organisms floating around. However, not all of them are harmful. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that live in your intestines and increase your body’s immunity to defend against disease. They function by controlling the growth of disease-causing bacteria. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are indigestible carbohydrates, or […]

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How Your Body Uses the Food You Eat

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: December 11, 2017 Comments: 0

Do you ever wonder what happens to that salad, sandwich or piece of steak after you chew it and it goes down your esophagus? Well, the digestion process begins with a series of chemical reactions that ultimately help to break down food particles into vitamins, macronutrients and micronutrients. When broken down, these vitamins and nutrients […]

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The Remarkable Benefits of Green Tea & Matcha

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: November 6, 2017 Comments: 0

EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), one of the main organic compounds found in green tea, is well known for its outstanding health benefits and possible anti-cancer effects. This compound is part of a group of plant polyphenols (micronutrients with antioxidant activity), commonly known as tannins, which give a mild astringent or slightly bitter taste when consumed. So […]

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What are “Superfoods”?

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: October 30, 2017 Comments: 0

You may have seen or heard the term “superfoods” tossed around on TV and on food labels. But what makes some foods, well, so “super”? Although there is no official definition, superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that are jam-packed with compounds such as antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals that can help maintain your weight and may […]

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Wheat and Gluten Intolerances

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

You’ve definitely seen the words “wheat-free” and “gluten-free” on some products in the supermarket, but what’s the real meaning behind those claims? It can be confusing at times because these terms are often used interchangeably; however, there is a difference. Wheat, barley, and rye are examples of three types of grains and gluten is the […]

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