Phytonutrients

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 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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The Truth about FAD Diets

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: June 23, 2017 Comments: 0

Have you ever heard your friends brag about being on an amazing weight loss diet?  Maybe you felt out of the loop, wondering what these “miracle” diets are all about, and why you’re missing out on the perceived benefits.  Fret not! We’re here to reveal the truth behind these diets and whether or not they’re […]

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Cutting Fat and Cholesterol

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: June 5, 2017 Comments: 0

Lowering cholesterol is one of the best ways to protect yourself from heart attack and stroke. A diet low in cholesterol is easily achieved, given the variety of healthy foods available. With a little bit of planning, it can be easy to avoid excess saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol while still enjoying tasty heart-healthy meals. Below […]

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Brain Fitness

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: May 15, 2017 Comments: 0

Did you know that what you eat can affect your everyday brain skills, like alertness, mental sharpness, and memory? Along with a good night’s sleep and exercise, there’s no doubt that diet plays a major role in brain health. In fact, research shows that the right foods may even help ward off Alzheimer’s disease and […]

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The Truth about Organic Produce

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: May 1, 2017 Comments: 0

If you’re like me, you may find yourself in the produce aisle each week facing a dilemma. On one hand, you have organic produce, grown without chemicals, and pesticides, but costing sometimes twice as much. On the other hand, you have the same produce grown conventionally that looks the same (and often times better), providing […]

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Hidden Hunger

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: April 21, 2017 Comments: 0

Hunger is a term often used in reference to malnourished individuals (especially children) in impoverished or developing countries. However, did you know that roughly 1/3 of Americans experience at least one nutrient deficiency? Dr. Michael McBurney, one of the world’s leading nutrition authorities, recently introduced the idea of “hidden hunger”. In a nutshell, “hidden hunger” […]

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Spring Time Health Benefits

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

The weather is warmer and the sun is setting later. This means that spring has finally sprung! The gloomy winter days are a thing of the past (for now!) and it is time to take in all the health benefits the spring season has to offer. With the temperatures rising, you can spend less time […]

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Intuitive Eating: The non – diet “diet”

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: April 3, 2017 Comments: 0

When you go to the movies, do you find that you always have to have popcorn and other snacks, even though you’re not really hungry? Do you find yourself snacking at parties and in other social settings as a way of keeping busy? Do you tend to eat when you’re stressed out or bored? These […]

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Anxiety

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

Anxiety is defined as a feeling of uneasiness, worry, or nervousness, typically about an impending or uncertain outcome. Often anxiety is normal, and part of your body’s natural response to stress. However, there is a difference between everyday anxiety that we all experience from time to time, and an anxiety disorder, which is constant uncorroborated […]

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