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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What to Look for in a Pre-Workout Supplement

Pre-workout supplements promise to transform your workouts. You'll be more energized, you'll smash weights like never before and you'll visit Swole Ci...

New Study Reveals How Broccoli Changes Your DNA For The Better

"It's just genetics." Under certain circumstances, those three words are among the most disheartening in the English language. Why? Because genetic...

Denver Nuggets Phenom Nikola Jokic Used to Drink a Gallon of Coca-Cola Every Day

For an athlete, or for an average human being looking to remain relatively healthy, it's fairly common knowledge that drinking even just one can of Co...

Why the Humble PB&J Sandwich Is the Most Popular Pre-Game Snack in All of Pro Sports

The humble peanut butter and jelly combination is having a moment in the sun. In a recent issue of ESPN The Magazine, Baxter Holmes wrote a fascina...

Are Eggs Actually Good For You?

Americans love their eggs. In January alone, United States shell egg production totaled 7.91 billion. That's a lot of omelets. Eggs are one of the ...

A Quick DIY Energy Bite Recipe

Having enough energy is key for athletes. School or work can be draining, and athletes need energy to perform their best during a game or a practice. ...

5 Key Foods to Maximize Your Recovery After Running a Marathon

Just because running isn't a contact sport doesn't mean that there's no risk of injury. The sheer physical and mental fortitude necessary to run 26.2...

Kawhi Leonard Said His Transition to the NBA was Easy Because of His Mom's Cooking

San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard is a simple man. He still drives the 1997 Chevy Tahoe he had in high school; he never complains on the c...

How Fast Food Affects Your Athletic Performance

Most people know that fast food is not a healthy choice but continue to buy it because of its convenience and relatively low price. But if you're an...

Is Chipotle Actually Healthy?

For many people, Chipotle is like a second home. The fast casual restaurant chain now has more than 2,000 locations, a testament to its popularity....

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