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.

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4 Nutrition Myths Demystified

As a registered dietitian, I often run across statements about weight or athletic performance that simply aren't true. It's hard to be a consumer ...

4 Ways to Carry Backpack Hydration

Hydration is key for any type of summer hiking, especially if you're heading out to a hot location, pushing yourself to train or trying to reach a...

How Cooking Affects the Nutrition Content of Vegetables

Whenever you buy vegetables, the clock is ticking on their nutritional value. Fresh vegetables contain enzymes that can degrade their own vitamins, ...

Investing in Your Own Juicer Might be Worth It

Juicing can be expensive, but those $7 super food drinks you've been buying aren't easy on your budget either. Plus, wouldn't you like to know exa...

Why Everything You Think You Know About Carbs Is Wrong

Here's what you think you know about carbohydrates and the glycemic index (GI). High-glycemic carbs (like white breads, white pastas, and sugary ...

Cyclical Bulking: The Muscle-Building Nutrition Strategy

Have you ever gone through a bulking phase and failed to achieve your goal? If you don't bulk correctly, there's a good chance you will end up loo...

5 Guidelines for Eating Healthy in Restaurants

The key to eating healthy when you eat out is to plan properly. The easiest way to do that is by knowing what you're getting yourself into. Before y...

Low-Carb Diet Plan

Author's Note: The following article is intended for those looking to lose weight, not for athletes in the middle of their training season. If you ar...

4 of the Most Famous (and Least Effective) Diets of the Past 20 Years

Diet fads come and go, but none has been as consistently successful as the tried-and-true "eat less, move more" guideline. Still, millions of peop...

How Many Miles Did You Eat Today?

If you knew how many miles you'd have to walk to burn off a Big Mac, would you still eat it? Researchers at the University of North Carolina rece...

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