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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What is Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)?

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: October 2, 2017 Comments: 0

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) might sound like a long scary word, but it’s really just a naturally occurring organic sulfur compound that is found in tissues of plants and animals. It is a derivative of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), which is essential for optimal health and has numerous therapeutic effects, such as helping in the proper recovery and healing […]

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How to Raise a Healthy Eater

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

With childhood obesity on the rise, raising a healthy eater can help lower the chances of your child having to face this issue as an adult. Encouraging your kids to eat wholesome food and build life-long healthy eating habits is essential for their long-term health. How can you encourage your kids to make smarter food […]

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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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