Despite substantial research on the topic, confusion still remains about the value of including eggs in the diet, if at all, or whether they might actually cause more harm than good. What about cholesterol? That dietary cholesterol from foods such as eggs contributes very little to total cholesterol levels in the blood provides just another example of how genuinely healthy foods can mistakenly get a bad name. …more
With the All Ireland football final coming up this Sunday, many county finals taking place throughout the country and the rugby season now under way, it seems appropriate to discuss nutrition best practice in preparation for match day performance.
Most athletes know nutrition is important for peak performance. However, many do not know what, how much and when to eat in the lead-up to games.
Although coaches and players have different beliefs about what athletes should eat, the primary nutrition goals in the lead-up to games are to maximise energy stores with appropriate foods and to ensure you are well-hydrated.
Carbohydrate is the main macro-nutrient that athletes must consume, as the primary source of energy the body relies on during high-intensity exercise. …more
Nutrition for staying in the best possible shape when holiday while still enjoying your break. Whilst on a break abroad recently, it struck me that there are many misconceptions and lack of information in relation to managing nutrition and lifestyle choices while on holiday. A holiday often prompts the notion of a good “blow out”, and many of us will justify the excess eating and drinking as a break from the norm, and something that we can fix when we get back. While change is good and holidays are well-deserved, they can be enjoyed without undoing all of your training and hard work in the lead-up to your holiday, and without sacrificing too much of the things that we all enjoy about the time away. …more