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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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The Grossest Pregame Meal of All Time Goes to Former White Sox Shortstop Alexi Ramirez

For eight years, Alexi Ramirez was a staple in the Chicago White Sox lineup. The Cuban native arrived in the south side of Chicago in 2008, and he pro...

The 4 Most Important Sports Nutrition Rules for Athletes

3 Big Rocks of Sports Nutrition A lesson in elementary school that really resonated with me was when we were given a large jar and 10 or so objects of...

Is Colin Kaepernick's Vegan Diet Costing Him a Job?

Back before Colin Kaepernick became the subject of national controversy for his decision not to stand during the playing of the National Anthem la...

Are White Potatoes Healthy?

White potatoes aren't going away any time soon. In 2012, the world produced 365 million metric tons of potatoes, making them the fourth most common st...

Come Ready Supplements Take Aim at Making Protein Tasty and 'Clean'

There are a ton of protein supplements out there, but it can be hard to find one that tastes good and isn't laden with junk. You need supplements th...

What to Look for in a Pre-Workout Supplement

Pre-workout supplements promise to transform your workouts. You'll be more energized, you'll smash weights like never before and you'll visit Swole Ci...

New Study Reveals How Broccoli Changes Your DNA For The Better

"It's just genetics." Under certain circumstances, those three words are among the most disheartening in the English language. Why? Because genetic...

Denver Nuggets Phenom Nikola Jokic Used to Drink a Gallon of Coca-Cola Every Day

For an athlete, or for an average human being looking to remain relatively healthy, it's fairly common knowledge that drinking even just one can of Co...

Why the Humble PB&J Sandwich Is the Most Popular Pre-Game Snack in All of Pro Sports

The humble peanut butter and jelly combination is having a moment in the sun. In a recent issue of ESPN The Magazine, Baxter Holmes wrote a fascina...

Are Eggs Actually Good For You?

Americans love their eggs. In January alone, United States shell egg production totaled 7.91 billion. That's a lot of omelets. Eggs are one of the ...

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