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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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...

LeBron Reveals the Nutritional Changes He Makes to Elevate His Performance During the Postseason

The Cleveland Cavaliers are down 2-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals, but we wouldn't count them out just yet. Why? Because C...

The Greens Guide: Which Leafy Green Is Really the Healthiest?

You know that greens are good for you. That fact has likely been drilled into your head from an early age. But what greens should you be going for ...

Is Greek Yogurt Actually Healthy?

Perhaps no food has enjoyed a greater boom in popularity during the last half decade than Greek yogurt. Once a rarity inside U.S. supermarkets, Gree...

5 Foods Besides Animal Protein That Can Help Athletes Gain Muscle

One thing that helps an athlete to be more durable and more athletic is gaining muscle. Unfortunately, gaining lean mass isn't that easy for many...

Check Out the World's Strongest Man's 7-Meal, 12,000-Calorie Per Day Diet

American strongman Brian Shaw is a giant. The 4-time World's Strongest Man champion stands 6-foot-8 and weighs 420 pounds. But for Shaw to stay that...

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