What Makes Fish So Healthy?

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

The general recommendation is to consume fish at least 2 times per week, but what is it about fish that makes it so good for you? And will just any fish do?  Sure, many types of fish can provide you with a good punch of lean protein, but the main reason why fish is so […]

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Atrial Fibrillation

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: June 29, 2018 Comments: 0

If you’re one of the 2.7 million people in the US living with atrial fibrillation (AFib), then you’re probably already familiar with the uncomfortable feeling that your heart is racing, or the awareness that your heart is beating or fluttering.  AFib occurs when the upper chambers of the heart (atria) beat irregularly and chaotically.  Although […]

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Estrogen Exposure

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

Estrogen is an important hormone that is present in both males and females, albeit in different ratios.  In women, it forms the reproductive organs and is an important factor in regulating the menstrual cycle.  As women age (especially near menopause), their hormone levels change resulting in a decrease in both estrogen and progesterone.  Although both […]

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The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: June 4, 2018 Comments: 0

The inflammatory response is a complex cascade of biochemical reactions that recognize and respond to sites of injury. While we know that acute inflammation is a normal, protective process following pain or injury, chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is when the body has persistent, systemic inflammation causing damage to its own healthy tissue, rather […]

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Bilberries – Small But Mighty

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: April 30, 2018 Comments: 0

Blueberries vs. bilberries – is there a difference? We’ve all more than likely seen and eaten the humble blueberry, but bilberries are a little less familiar, at least in North America. Bilberry is a European relative of the blueberry and looks very similar in shape and size. One main difference however is the flesh – […]

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The Ketogenics Diet – Helpful or Harmful?

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: April 11, 2018 Comments: 0

With over 70% of Americans considered to be overweight or have obesity, there’s no surprise that the diet and weight loss market has exploded into a multi-billion dollar industry. Because of that, we’re left with a variety of diet programs available to us that can be overwhelming, confusing and sometimes conflicting. One particular program that […]

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The Truth about Trans Fat, Saturated Fat & Coconut Oil

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: March 23, 2018 Comments: 0

Last month our Nutrition Team did a review on saturated fat and it’s connection to heart health. You may have noticed that the National Institutes of Health mentioned trans fat, along with saturated fat, as “unhealthy”. Now you’ve probably heard a million times that trans fat is bad for you, but how bad exactly is […]

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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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