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.

Return to main Nutrition page

5 Guilt-Free Snacks For People Who Struggle With Portion Control

You know that portion control is a key aspect of any healthy diet. But if you're human, you also know that practicing perfect portion control 100 p...

3 Tips for Managing Youth Athlete Nutrition

working with Young Athletes Working with Young Athletes Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LD As a sports dietitian, I work with athletes of all...

How the L.A. Dodgers' Organic Eating Revolution Spurred Their World Series Run

The Los Angeles Dodgers are on the cusp of their first World Series title in nearly 30 years. Their 104-win regular season and rampage through the ...

Is Vegan Cheese Healthy?

Vegan eating has gone mainstream. Vegan options are now widely available on many restaurant menus, and a number of high-profile athletes (such as N...

Can This Type of Fungus Known as Cordyceps Benefit Athletes?

You're smart enough to know that there is no such thing as a nutritional magic bullet. You're well aware that no single food is going to make or break...

The Easiest and Tastiest Way to Add More Veggies to Your Diet

Americans are shockingly bad at eating vegetables. The USDA recommends eating two to three cups of vegetables a day. A recent data analysis from th...

Should You Be Taking Wheatgrass Shots?

I remember my first wheatgrass shot. It was vibrantly green and smelled like fresh lawn clippings. It tasted terrible. I rationalized that th...

Jahlil Okafor Went Vegan to Heal His Achy Knees, Has Already Lost 20 Pounds

If Jahlil Okafor can kick the injury bug, he has the potential to be something special. The 21-year-old big man has dealt with knee issues ever sin...

4 Nutrition Tips to Improve Your Golf Game

Diet and nutrition is usually something that gets discussed in the context of bodybuilding or high intensity sports, but did you know that it actually...

Is Hot Sauce Healthy?

Hot sauce has long been a staple for millions of Americans. The crazy part is that hot sauce seems to be getting even hotter—at least when it com...

...
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
...