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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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 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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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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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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Get the Most out of your Workout

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

Nutrition plays a vital role both before and after physical activity. An active body requires carbohydrate and fat for fuel, protein for recovery and repair, vitamins and minerals to maintain energy metabolism and water to hydrate and prevent fatigue. It’s important your body gets the right amount of nutrients before your activity begins, but then […]

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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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Sustain Your Brain

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: April 24, 2017 Comments: 0

Your brain is the command center and powerhouse of the central nervous system. It makes up about 2% of human body weight, and it controls your daily tasks such as moving and speaking. Without the trillions of neurological connections and the billions of nerve fibers and cells working together, regular every day activities could not […]

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