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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7 Easy Snack Ideas for Teen Athletes

Training and consistently participating in athletic exercise will leave your teenager feeling very hungry. Here are a few ideas for healthy and easy r...

Probiotics and Prebiotics: What's the Difference?

Even though prebiotics and probiotics sound similar, the two play different roles in your health. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria, and prebiotics i...

How to Kill Your Sweet Tooth in 4 Easy Steps

A strong sweet tooth can be a curse. You constantly crave sweets, and even when you're trying to cut back, it's impossible to resist a cookie, a piece...

The Avocado: Health Benefits Every Athlete Should Know

The mighty avocado - or as I like to call it, "nature's mayo" - packs a super food punch that is absolutely to be trifled with. Clinical Dietician...

Why Do I Sweat So Much?

"Why do I sweat so much?" If you walk around the gym with a trail of sweat on the floor behind you, this question probably comes to mind. Sometimes...

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Soups are an excellent way to get your vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants because usually they are loaded with vegetables. Especially at this time,...

Our Protein Consumptions May Be Wrong

Protein is one of three macronutrients that needs to be part of our diet. The other two fats and carbohydrates are used as fuel sources for our brains...

McDonald's Releases Oreo and Spam Burger

If you get an email about a new Oreo Burger at McDonald's, delete it; it's Spam!In a world where many are focusing more on unprocessed, single-ingredi...

Importance of Electrolytes and Balance

Electrolytes regulate the cardiovascular, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems. The combination and balance of electrolytes, as well as other minerals...

How to Curb Cravings and Avoid Eating Unhealthy Food

It can be so tempting dieting and working from home while dealing with the everyday stresses of life. The temptation is there. Your desk is 2 feet awa...

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