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

The One Supplement That Can Alleviate Muscle Soreness

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By: Jeremy Dupont

Is Olive Oil Actually Healthy?

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By: Brandon Hall

How to not Gain Weight During Your Offseason

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By: Gary Moller

Christian McCaffrey Reveals the Details of His Obsessive Diet

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Is Peanut Butter Actually Healthy?

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Latest Videos in Nutrition

Christian McCaffrey Details His Obsessive Diet

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey reveals the type of foods he includes in his meticulous diet.

Behind the Scenes: Jessica Hardy and Tyler Clary are BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK

Go behind-the-scenes with professional swimmers Tyler Clary and Jessica Hardy on set of the latest BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK campaign to learn why they trust chocolate milk as they prepare for the world’s largest stage.

A Day in the Life of Olympic Gold Medalist Tyler Clary

Tyler Clary is always on whether he’s training in the pool or working in his fully sustainable greenhouse. BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK and USA Swimming provide a peek into Tyler’s training, post-workout recovery nutrition and interests outside the pool

Olympic Gold Medalist Jessica Hardy Refuels With Chocolate Milk

Pro swimmer Jessica Hardy knows that swimming is a year-round activity, which makes recovery extremely important. That’s why she trusts low-fat chocolate milk to repair damaged muscles after a tough swim so that she can do it all again the next day.

It's All About Balance With Olympic Gold Medalist Jessica Hardy

Professional swimmer Jessica Hardy is fierce in the pool, but it takes a balance of relaxing and recovery to stay on track. Her favorite hobbies include hanging with her dog, spending time with her husband and recovering with lowfat chocolate milk.