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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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Pinch: Finally, a Better Fiber Supplement for the Masses

Fiber. It's a critical component of a healthy diet, yet the average American eats far too little of it. According to the National Institutes of ...

This Chickpea-Based Snack Tastes Good Enough to Replace Your Junk Food Addiction (No, Seriously)

Healthy snacks. In America—where many associate snack food with chips, crackers, cookies and sweets—the term can sound like an oxymoron. But...

How to Prevent Unwanted Weight Gain During Your Offseason

Athletes live their lives in cycles. After all, staying at maximum peak performance every day for your entire life isn't really sustainable, no mat...

Do You Know Your Carb Tolerance? A Simple Guide to This Crucial Dietary Figure

Carbs don't exactly have a great reputation these days. You've probably heard something about how carbs spike your insulin levels, and if insulin i...

New Study Finds Super Simple Way to Get Teens to Eat More Vegetables

American teens are shockingly bad at eating vegetables. The current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adolescents between the ages of...

Is Peanut Butter Actually Healthy?

What would we do without peanut butter? Ever since it was first introduced at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Americans have had a love affair ...

New Study Says 'Food Deserts' Not to Blame for America's Junk Food Addiction

Americans are fatter and more unhealthy than ever before. In October, a report released by the National Center for Health Statistics confirmed that...

Here's What Happened When Gatorade Sent Me to Train Outdoors in the Brutally Cold Minnesota Winter

When Gatorade invited STACK to their "G Sweat School" event in Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl LII, I thought I was in for a breezy little event. R...

The Essential Energy Bar Recipe For Athletes

We all know many athletes, particularly young athletes, don't always have time to sit down and have a balanced meal that's going to give them the fuel...

The Juice Shots Pro Teams Rely on for a Performance-Enhancing Boost

Food is medicine. Now more than ever, professional athletes are taking the sentiment to heart. Gone are the days of pre-game Big Macs and postgame ...

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