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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Surprising Things You Can't Eat on a Paleo Diet

The premise of the Paleo diet seems simple enough: if the cavemen didn't eat it, you shouldn't either. Hello meat, fish, poultry, fruits, and veggie...

Are Harvest Snaps Healthy?

Pick up a bag of Harvest Snaps, and you'll be bombarded by impressive claims of good nutrition. Fresh-picked goodness! 50% less sodium than regular...

How I Stumbled Upon the Ultimate, Science-Backed Bedtime Snack for Better Sleep and More Muscle

Most people love a late-night snack. The problem is, we often default to something like a bag of Doritos or a pint of Ben & Jerry's for our nighttime ...

The 44-Cent Halftime Snack That Powers Duke Basketball

The Duke men's basketball team didn't go all the way this year, but there's no denying it was another remarkable run. They've now advanced to the NCAA...

Feed the Beasts: Nutrition Strategies That Power Duke Basketball

Duke is college basketball royalty. The Blue Devils have missed the big dance just once since 1983, racking up five national titles during that spa...

Top 10 Signs Your Diet is Dragging You Down

Do you ever feel as though you are in a performance rut? Maybe you are constantly fatigued or you are not making the speed or strength gains you desir...

The Superfood Diet That Helps Antonio Brown Devour Defenses

*This article first appeared on STACK in November 2017* When Antonio Brown began posting photos of his meals on Instagram several months ago, I too...

Are You a Teen Athlete Looking For an Edge? Try Eating Twice Before Lunch

Nutrition is a weapon. Most young athletes don't realize this. They put in the hard work—they lift, they run, they practice. But the reality is e...

This Company Created the First Nutrition Bar Formulated Specifically for Youth Athletes

Youth sports are more hectic than ever. Simply getting kids to the never-ending parade of practices, games and tournaments on time can be a big cha...

How Much Protein Can You Safely Eat in One Day?

Consuming sufficient protein is key for a high-functioning body. Getting enough protein provides an adequate amino acid supply so that our muscles,...

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