Nutrition

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.

Latest in Nutrition

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By: Brandon Hall

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By: Rob Scott

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Is Jerky Actually Healthy?

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By: Brandon Hall

This Super Simple Recipe Helped Noah Syndergaard Put on 17 Pounds of Muscle This Offseason

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Latest Videos in Nutrition

What the Heck Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

Sports dietician Leslie Bonci explains why Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary for a healthy diet and provides examples of foods that contain the healthy fat.

STACK Performance Nutrition: Why Fiber Isn’t Just for Old People

Sports dietician Leslie Bonci explains why you need fiber in your diet and provides good sources of fiber to make sure you're getting enough.

STACK Performance Nutrition: What are Processed Foods and How to Avoid Them

Sports dietitian Leslie Bonci explains how to identify processed foods and why you should be careful when eating them.

STACK Performance Nutrition: Why Athletes Need Salt In Their Diets

Sports Dietitian Leslie Bonci explains the importance of sodium and how it helps you as an athlete perform at your best.

STACK Performance Nutrition: Why Every Athlete Should Care About FODMAPS

Sports dietician Leslie Bonci explains FODMAPS and how they make an important impact on every athlete's performance.