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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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3 Basic Nutrition Rules Athletes Need to Follow

The Nutritional Exercises You Are Not doing to Lose fat, Gain Muscle, & Feel Better Matt Crawley, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC, USATF-1, FRC, PN1 Enough with the...

Is Trail Mix Actually Healthy?

Trail mix has been around for over a century. Its origins can be traced back to an outdoorsman named Horace Kephart, who helped plot the route of t...

Russell Wilson Has Dropped His Body Fat by 6% With His New Nine-Meals-a-Day Diet

Russell Wilson is hoping a slimmed down frame might help him get back to another Super Bowl. The 28-year-old Seattle Seahawks quarterback has been ...

What is 'Added Sugar?' The Addictive Ingredient That's Killing Millions of Americans

Sugar is sabotaging the health of millions of Americans. A 2013 report from Credit Suisse estimated that Americans collectively spend $1 trillion a...

How Alcohol Affects Athletic Performance

Alcohol and athletic performance have never been words that go together in a positive context. Drinking in moderation in perfectly fine for most people...

Are Grape-Nuts Actually Healthy?

Starting your day off with a nutritious breakfast sets you up for greatness. You'll feel more energized, alert and engaged as you make your way throug...

Despite His Shellfish Allergy, Adrian Peterson Has Been Tearing Up Oysters Since He Arrived In New Orleans

Adrian Peterson absolutely adores shellfish. He's also allergic to it, which creates quite the conundrum for the 32-year-old New Orleans Saints run...

New Study Reveals Why Extreme Calorie-Restriction Diets Just Don't Work

On the surface, extreme calorie-restriction diets seem like a surefire way to lose weight. By restricting your calories to less than 1,200 or so p...

There's a Good Chance Corn Syrup-Fed Algae Is Inside Your Favorite 'Organic' Milk Brand

That USDA Organic label—a label that 75% of American families "highly trust," according to the Organic Trade Association—might not mean quite wha...

3 Essential Nutrients That Improve Performance and Reduce Muscle Soreness

Nutrition is an important component of high level performance, what we eat fuels our activity and allows us to recover. This is why the elite athletes...

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