Catalyst 4 Fitness

Nutrition

Intermittent Fasting

I’m often asked if I am a fan of Intermittent Fasting or IF. Well….while I think it could help some people, the vast majority of people would find it difficult to follow consistently. There are too many variables that may be out of your control, such as work schedules, family[…]

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Benefits of Antioxidants

Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity, or ORAC, is a method of measuring the antioxidant capacity of food and drink. Why should you care?  Well, the benefits of antioxidants are important in our lives. Antioxidants slow or prevent the oxidation of molecules (oxidative stress) which can produce free radicals. Free radicals can[…]

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Daily Fiber Intake

Most of us hear our doctors talk about daily fiber intake but many of us don’t really know what it is, or what foods have it. Fiber is a carbohydrate that is derived from a plant food and cannot be digested.  There are two types – soluble which partially dissolves[…]

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The Truth About Carbs

Social media, online articles, print magazines, TV news shows – they all claim that their latest story has discovered the truth about carbs. I believe that carbs are not the enemy, but that certain types of carbs are better for you than others. And like all foods, if you take[…]

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Energy Drinks? Bleh

Obesity is running rampant in the U.S.  Once cause is the amount of sugar Americans drink. To this I say “Energy Drinks? Bleh!” Energy Drinks are not healthy. Most juices are laden with sugar. Did you know Vitamin Water has 13 grams of sugar in one serving?  13 grams of[…]

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