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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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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Give your mood a boost!

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: June 26, 2017 Comments: 0

Even though summer is upon us and the sun is shining, it doesn’t mean that we can’t still get down and depressed at times. Did you know that seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or better known as the winter blues, could also affect people in the summer? SAD is a mood disorder that affects those that […]

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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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