Sports Nutrition is the manipulation of diet and nutritional strategies to enhance athletic performance. Nutrient timing, macronutrient manipulation and supplement advice will give an individual or a team the edge over their opponents and allows them to enter competition with an extra bounce.
Setanta’s qualified nutritionist, who is currently working with inter-county teams can provide a number of services to teams and individuals including educational workshops, individual player and team performance nutrition plans.
Consultations and Plans
1-2-1 and Team consultations are available with our fully qualified post grad nutritionist Sarah Connolly. At Setanta we break nutrition into a number of key areas;
1; HEALTH- The food you eat either makes you more healthy or less healthy. Enhance the quality of your life through feeding your body with healthier food choices, see your sleep improve, energy levels soar and mood and self-esteem get better with everyday you continue to put good food in your body.
2; BODY TRANSFORMATION- optimising your body composition only works if you have 2 things, correct training stimulus and optimal food consumption, without one or the other you will not attain the transformation you wish for. eating the correct foods at the correct times will allow you to be in a fat-burning, muscle building state all day long.
3; SPORTS PERFORMANCE- Eat to fuel your body for optimal performance, eat for increased strength and/or lean muscle mass and eat to reduce body fat. ingesting the right foods at the best times to fuel your performance so you get more from yourself every time you take to the gym or pitch.
Food Intolerance test
Food intolerance is when the digestive system is no longer able to process particular foods as they pass down the digestve tract. The end result is the build up of many poisonous intestinal toxins, which can be in the form irritable bowel syndrome, migraine/headache, skin issues, infertility, respiratory symptoms plus many others. The symptoms of food intolerance rarely occur immedieatly after food is eaten but usually is delayed for hours or even days after food is consumed.
There are two tests available at two different budget levels. The test measures the IgA antibody levels associated with certain foods, collected through a simple prick of blood.
- 93 Food Test -measures an intensive collection of all the major food groups such as grains, dairy, meats, fish, vegetables, fruit, nuts herbs and spices.
- 40 food Test- measures the same food groups but a smaller collection