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Renowned sports nutritionist Leslie Bonci provides advice, guidelines and tips on proper fueling, hydration and recovery nutrition for athletes.

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Is Granola Actually Healthy?

There's a reason granola has become such a popular snack. Several reasons, in fact. For one, it's ultra convenient. Two, it's versatile—a handful...

Is Your Vitamin C Supplement Actually Helping You Avoid Sickness?

It's the season for sickness. According to the CDC, "most of the time flu activity peaks between December and March." Cold season is also pegged to...

Is Jerky Actually Healthy?

Jerky is an attractive snack for athletes. For one, it's high in protein. But unlike other meat-based foods, jerky doesn't have to be refrigerated....

This Super Simple Recipe Helped Noah Syndergaard Put on 17 Pounds of Muscle This Offseason

As you may already know, Noah Syndergaard managed to put on 17 pounds of muscle this offseason. Syndergaard was a pretty yoked dude last season...

Are Acai Bowls Actually Healthy?

Acai bowls are here to stay. What started as a stylish trend years ago thanks in part to the rise of acai berries as a "superfood" has now become a...

Inside 'Raw Veganism': Is This Extreme Diet Worth the Effort?

Being a vegan is plenty tough. Not only does it mean you can't eat meat, you can't eat animal products such as butter, milk, eggs or cheese. Animal...

Is LaCroix Actually Healthy?

If you're reading this, it's probably because you're currently obsessed with LaCroix. You're not alone. A brand of flavored sparkling waters that h...

The Plant-Based Diet That Helped Venus Williams Overcome an Autoimmune Disorder

Venus Williams is a titan of women's tennis. The 36-year-old is currently ranked as the No. 17 singles player in the world. Considering the fac...

The Eating Strategy That Keeps 43-Year-Old Eddie George Ripped

Eddie George is ripped. The 43-year-old looks like he could still be a workhorse running back in the NFL. What's his secret? For one, Geo...

The Secret To How Pro Athletes Cheat On Their Diets Without Getting Off Track

The cheat meal. It typically comes after a substantial streak of healthy eating as an incentive for a person to stay on their diet. The theory behi...

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