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Wexford GAA

Wexford GAA

Yvonne has been absolutely fantastic and all of her help and advice has really helped to optimize my preparation for big matches, to ensure that I can perform to my best. Previously I would have thought that I had a reasonably good diet and good eating habits but advice from Yvonne in relation to different food types that I should...

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My Transformation

My Transformation

I struggled with my weight for the past 8 years. I tried many diets in search of a quick fix, but never seemed to keep the weight off. Yvonne took a look into my lifestyle, family setup, career, social life and the types of food I was inclined to eat. She worked out a plan that progressively fell into place,...

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Triathlon – Edinburgh Half Ironman

Triathlon – Edinburgh Half Ironman

It doesn’t matter how well prepared you think you are. It doesn’t matter how much training you have done. It doesn’t matter how well you think you know your own body. The fact is simple. There is always room for improvement. We should always be looking to get that little something extra, for me Yvonne Treacy provided that. I come...

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Ginger – More Than Just Flavor

Ginger – More Than Just Flavor

Ginger originated from China, belonging to the Zingiberaceae family which is closely related to turmeric. This spice has been used for hundreds of year to treat nausea and help ward off the flu and common cold. It is a powerful anti inflammatory and antioxidant and is very useful to treat other conditions including pregnancy related morning sickness. There is vast...

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Over 420 million people worldwide have diabetes, with type 2 diabetes comprising the majority of people with diabetes around the world. It is largely the result of excess body weight and physical inactivity. Tailored diet plans with online monitoring contact advice@yvonnetreacynutrition.com If you have a long term illness and would like information on diet and exercise plans that may help...

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A Note On Vitamin D

A Note On Vitamin D

People most at risk from deficiency in Vitamin D include persons institutionalized, obese, and older or those who have darker skin. A deficiency in Vitamin D is associated with lower bone mass. Increasing Vitamin D through exposure to sun light and increasing dietary Vitamin D can significantly reduce the likelihood of developing Osteoporosis. Few foods naturally contain Vitamin D, therefore...

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Prevention and Management Osteoporosis is both very common and preventable disease. It is characterized by low bone mass and skeletal fragility which can lead to increased risk of fractures. Nutrition and physical activity plays a major role on the acquisition and maintenance of bone mass. The building of healthy bones should begin in our earlier years with proper nutrition increasing...

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Nutrition in Health and Disease

Nutrition in Health and Disease

Living a healthy lifestyle with a nutrient rich balanced diet plays a critical role in both prevention and treatment of many common illness and disease. Our diet contributes to the prevalence of diseases such as Obesity, Diabetes and Cardio Vascular Disease. Such diseases are very much preventable with the right diet plan and a healthy life style in place. Long...

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Beetroot Frittata

Beetroot Frittata

Like with all my frittata I generally remove half the yokes, reducing the fat content of the dish (e.g. if you use 4 eggs remove 2 yokes) Peel and cube a sweet potato and one beetroot. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes at 200degrees until both are cooked. Sauté an onion, garlic, diced red pepper and ½ a diced...

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Heavenly Feta With Dressed Beetroot

Heavenly Feta With Dressed Beetroot

To make the dressing, add 2tbsp of white wine vinegar, 2tsp of honey and 1tps of wholegrain mustard to 1/3 cup of good quality extra virgin olive oil and mix well. Roast 2 tbsp of walnuts, crush and add to the dressing. Chop a skinned pear in half and poach gently in some red wine. Place some beetroot leaves on...

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Beetroot with goat’s cheese

Beetroot with goat’s cheese

Roast some pine nuts in an oven at 180 degrees for 5-6 minutes, remove and allow cooling. Heat the goat’s cheese (with skin) for 10 minutes at 180degrees until heated through. Place the cheese on a green leaf salad with the chopped beetroot. Sprinkle the roasted pine nuts over the top with a drizzle of honey. Serve with a crusty...

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Cooking Beets

Cooking Beets

Carefully rinse any soil that may be on the beets, avoiding damaging the skin as we can lose rich nutrients through the skin while cooking. Boil the beetroot fully intact with roots and leaves, placing the leaves out of the water preventing them from cooking. Bring the water to the boil and simmer for 45minutes to an hour. Add some...

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