The Best Post-Workout Carbs
Eating after a workout is essential! A common myth is that recovery foods consumed after a challenging workout should consist solely of protein sources. This is partially true, but it's [...]
Are White Potatoes Healthy?
otatoes themselves are healthy, but many potato-derived products are not.
The Best Thanksgiving Carb to Eat All Year Round
While mashed (white) potatoes are one of the dishes we most look forward to on Thanksgiving, the sweet potato is a fantastic alternative. According to the Center for Science in [...]
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 is the “fat storage hormone,” then carbs [...]
5 Side Effects of a Low-Protein Diet for Athletes
Most people generally know that protein is related to building muscle, even if they don't understand the biology of it. For athletes, it's a critical...
8 Health Benefits of Strength Training for the Average Joe
I had a friend ask me this past Sunday "So Ben, what is it, man? Is it 70/30 for diet/exercise? Is it just strength training? Is it all nutrition? What...
8-Week Ab Program From Hugh Jackman’s ‘Wolverine’ Trainer
You work hard all year for your body. A good set of abs is the bonus you get at the end. That's the dream scenario, right? Effort begets results....
7 Reasons Athletes Are Going to Love CLIF’s Nut Butter Bars
In mid April, the day before I ran the Boston Marathon, I had the opportunity to sample CLIF’s yet-to-be-released Nut Butter Bars. Since that day, I have eagerly been awaiting [...]
Tips for How Female Athletes Can Effectively Manage PCOS
Polycistic Ovary Synrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder affect nearly 10% of reproductive age women. Endocrine disorders are any that deal with...
Definitive Guide to Game-Day Hockey Nutrition
If you want to perform at a high level there is simply no way around hockey nutrition and properly fueling your body. In this day and age there are...