The Smarter Sugar

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: July 13, 2018 Comments: 0

Think all sugar is bad?  You may be surprised to learn that one type of sugar is not so bad for you after all!  In fact, this sugar may help you regain your energy, improve your heart health and improve your body’s cellular performance.  It’s called D-ribose, and it is a simple sugar naturally produced […]

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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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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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Nothing Fishy about Flaxseed Oil

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

Looking to increase your intake of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids? Most people automatically think fish oil.   But flaxseed oil is a great alternative to fish oil, particularly if you’re vegetarian or vegan. Flaxseed oil (also known as linseed oil) is derived from the seeds of the plant Linium usitatissimum and contains over 50% of its fatty acids […]

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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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Eating Habits That Can Zap Your Energy

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: January 3, 2018 Comments: 0

Do you feel tired all the time, even after a full night’s sleep?   If so, you may want to take a closer look at your eating habits. What and how you eat can affect your energy level throughout the day. Here are six eating habits that could be making you tired: 1. Skipping meals, especially breakfast […]

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Probiotics & Prebiotics

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

In our digestive tract, there are billions of bacterial organisms floating around. However, not all of them are harmful. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that live in your intestines and increase your body’s immunity to defend against disease. They function by controlling the growth of disease-causing bacteria. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are indigestible carbohydrates, or […]

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Relief for Winter Skin

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: December 20, 2017 Comments: 0

For those of us that live in the Northern parts of the US, we’re currently in the middle of a polar vortex, more commonly known as, winter. Along with the plummeting temperatures comes dry, scaly skin that is sometimes associated with eczema, accentuated fine lines, and acne (yikes)! If you’re unable to head down south […]

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