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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How to Create the Perfect Trail Mix for Fueling On the Go

The Convenient Muscle-Building and Energizing Portable Snack For Sports and Workouts By Jim Carpentier, CSCS With baseball season underway, watch a...

Is Popcorn Actually Healthy?

Popcorn is an all-American snack. We eat it everywhere—the movies, ballgames, amusement parks, carnivals, even our own living rooms. Americans ea...

The Best Food Sources to Help You Maintain Energy

It's a busy world we live in. With the many social platforms and non-stop pace of fitness I sometimes find myself working 12, 18 and even 20 hour work...

How to Cycle Calories to Shed Fat and Improve Your Workouts

Although it is essential for fat loss, restricting your calories for an extended period of time can have negative consequences in your body. For...

The Natural Way to Increase Human Growth Hormone and How it Will Benefit You

If you regularly work out, you have heard of human growth hormone (HGH). You may hear that HGH can rebuild your muscles, keep you fit and energetic, and...

The Grossest Pregame Meal of All Time Goes to Former White Sox Shortstop Alexi Ramirez

For eight years, Alexi Ramirez was a staple in the Chicago White Sox lineup. The Cuban native arrived in the south side of Chicago in 2008, and he pro...

The 4 Most Important Sports Nutrition Rules for Athletes

3 Big Rocks of Sports Nutrition A lesson in elementary school that really resonated with me was when we were given a large jar and 10 or so objects of...

Is Colin Kaepernick's Vegan Diet Costing Him a Job?

Back before Colin Kaepernick became the subject of national controversy for his decision not to stand during the playing of the National Anthem la...

Are White Potatoes Healthy?

White potatoes aren't going away any time soon. In 2012, the world produced 365 million metric tons of potatoes, making them the fourth most common st...

Come Ready Supplements Take Aim at Making Protein Tasty and 'Clean'

There are a ton of protein supplements out there, but it can be hard to find one that tastes good and isn't laden with junk. You need supplements th...

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