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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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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Trying Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (IF) is a diet, or rather a style of eating, in which you fast (don't eat) for an extended period of time and consolidate all of...

How Nutrient Timing Affects Athletic Performance

Athletes have a lot of advice to keep in mind to make the most of their workout. What time is best to exercise, how many times a week you should...

How Carl Lewis Shattered World Records on a Vegan Diet

When the dust settled on the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Carl Lewis had nothing left to prove. After competing in two Olympic Games...

Is Cauliflower Rice Actually Healthy?

As people continue to look for healthy alternatives to the modern American diet, a number of new foods have entered the mainstream lexicon. One suc...

5 Nutrition Tips to Prevent Cramps During a Game

Five Fueling Tips to Prevent Cramping on Game Day Over the years I've attended hundreds of high school games and one thing that has always stood out to...

5 Guilt-Free Snacks For People Who Struggle With Portion Control

You know that portion control is a key aspect of any healthy diet. But if you're human, you also know that practicing perfect portion control 100 p...

3 Tips for Managing Youth Athlete Nutrition

working with Young Athletes Working with Young Athletes Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LD As a sports dietitian, I work with athletes of all...

How the L.A. Dodgers' Organic Eating Revolution Spurred Their World Series Run

The Los Angeles Dodgers are on the cusp of their first World Series title in nearly 30 years. Their 104-win regular season and rampage through the ...

Is Vegan Cheese Healthy?

Vegan eating has gone mainstream. Vegan options are now widely available on many restaurant menus, and a number of high-profile athletes (such as N...

Can This Type of Fungus Known as Cordyceps Benefit Athletes?

You're smart enough to know that there is no such thing as a nutritional magic bullet. You're well aware that no single food is going to make or break...

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