Category Archive for: ‘Articles’

  • Articles- The Coffee Low Down

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    This is another one of those nutrition conundrums – “you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t”. Many of us love a cup (or 2!) of coffee and simply just enjoy the taste and the occasion. Others know that there are performance …

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  • Articles – Essential Recovery for the Endurance Athlete

    As a Sports Nutritionist, a favorite saying of mine is that “You don’t get fitter during training, you get fitter after”. The most important part of your nutrition strategy is what you drink/eat during the first few hours after exercise. The reason for this is that all of …

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  • Articles – A Bit on Protein

    What is it ? Proteins are polymer chains of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds. Protein is a nutrient needed by the human body forgrowth, repair, metabolism, immunity, digestion, nerve function, hormonal function, basically every cell, tissue and physiological process in the body requires …

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  • Articles – Detox

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    Let me start off by saying that there is no requirement for the body to undergo specific starvation, celery juice 7 day programmes in order for it to be “cleansed”. Those that tell you it is necessary, are those trying to sell you magical gut …

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  • Articles – Beta Alanine

    This is like creatine in that it works, its proven and its safe. This is an amino acid that combines with histidine (another amino acid) to form a compound called Carnosine (1). We have plenty of histidine in the body but not a huge amount …

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  • Articles – The Creatine Low Down

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    Most people have heard the word “creatine” before. It is the most well known and researched of all sports supplements. It was first used competitively by athletes during the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and hundreds of studies on it have been conducted since. Despite this, …

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  • Articles – Pre Exercise Nutrition

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    Training for Football/Rugby/GAA and most team sports usually involves a combination of sprint drills, body weight exercises, weights and practice match. Duration is typically 1.5 – 2hrs and pretty much all the different energy systems are used. In general, the training involves a combination of …

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