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Renowned sports nutritionist Leslie Bonci provides advice, guidelines and tips on proper fueling, hydration and recovery nutrition for athletes.

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Is the Impossible Whopper Actually Healthy?

Plant-based burgers are big business. After introducing the Impossible Whopper, a version of their iconic burger made with a 100-percent plant-base...

7 Foods People Eat on 'Healthy' Diets That Actually Make Them Gain Weight

At 5-foot-9 and 197.9 pounds, the statistically "average" American man is now just a few pounds shy of being categorized as obese. As such, million...

Is Kashi GO Cereal Actually Healthy?

Kashi has become synonymous with health in the eyes of many Americans. The California-based company was acquired by Kellogg's in 2000 and is now a ...

Here's What Eliud Kipchoge Ate Before Breaking the 2-Hour Marathon

For the first time in history, a human has successfully run 26.2 miles in under two hours. That human is Eliud Kipchoge. On Saturday, the 34-yea...

What 23 Different Pro Athletes Eat Before Games

The pre-game meal is a sacred tradition in sports. There's absolutely a science to what foods power the best performance, but many pro athletes app...

These 3 Simple Rules Are the Best Diet Advice You'll Ever Get

Eating healthy can feel like rocket science. It seems every person you come across has a different recommendation for improving your diet, and they...

How to Eat Like The U.S. Women's National Team

If the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team goes the distance at the World Cup this year, they'll spend more than a month on the road, playing a total of...

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...

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