Nutrition Articles

Proper nutrition provides athletes with the energy, nutrients and hydration they need to progress in their training and perform optimally. In addition to following a healthy diet, athletes must pay particular attention to gaining muscle and losing fat, which together improve athletic performance. To power workouts and games, and to ensure a strong recovery, elite athletes take care to eat properly and to hydrate before, during and after workouts and competitions. In some situations, athletes gain an edge with prescribed use of safe supplements. Learn how elite athletes supercharge their performance by following scientifically-supported nutrition strategies.

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5 Ways to Boost Your Iron Intake

Do you feel sluggish or fatigued during a workout or in your day-to-day activities? If so, you may have an iron deficiency. Iron is a critical mi...

Allyson Felix Mentor Teens Through ACUVUE 1-DAY Contest

After earning an Olympic gold medal this summer in London, Allyson Felix is hard at work helping other athletes reach their goals. Recently, thanks ...

Softball Nutrition During Tournament Season

Did you find yourself struggling to get through the long weekend of games at your most recent softball tournament? Many athletes are injured and wor...

Sarah Reinertsen's Ironman Nutrition and Recovery Strategies

In the fourth installment of our video series featuring challenged Ironman athlete Sarah Reinertsen, we take a closer look at Sarah's fueling and nutr...

Anemia and the Athlete

It is not uncommon for an endurance athlete, especially a female, to ask me about using iron to help with performance. Though it seems logical tha...

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Share Their Secrets to a Healthy Breakfast

In the world of beach volleyball, all athletes are measured against Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh. At one point, the duo racked up 112 straigh...

Basic Nutrition Guidelines for Female Athletes

Nutrition for athletes has three purposes: 1) maximize initial performance; 2) sustain maximal performance; and 3) rapid recovery. For the female at...

Pre-Workout Fueling for Women: Are You Running on Empty?

You take time to train because you know it will make you a better athlete, reduce stress and keep you energized. However, too many female athletes...

Iron Deficiency and the Female Athlete

Do you know whether your body is stopping itself from performing at its highest level? According to Cornell University's Division of Nutritional Sci...

Up Your Calcium Intake to Improve Athletic Performance

Calcium is one of the most important minerals for female athletes to consume on a regular basis. It serves several essential  functions in the body...