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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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New Study Finds Weird Habit That Makes You Eat Less

In a previous STACK article, I detailed how smaller plates and bowls, larger forks and plates that contrast the color of the foods they're serving can...

You're Probably Ignoring This Number in the Nutrition Facts—and It Might Be Making You Fat

As a country, America has never been more obese. There's no one reason for this. Too much added sugar, not enough physical activity, chronic dehydrati...

5 Supplements for Athletes That Aren't a Waste of Money

The ​number of sports supplements available for purchase ​these days is staggering.​ Seemingly every product aimed at athletes claims to ​make...

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...

Fermented Foods: The Performance-Enhancing Substance Athletes Overlook

An increasing amount of research is showing that your gut health has far-reaching impacts throughout the body. Improved gut health has been found t...

Why Tuzar Skipper Could Be The Pittsburgh Steelers' Next UDFA Gem

As a kid growing up in the Bronx, Tuzar Skipper always told his mom he was one day going to play in the NFL. After impressing at the Pittsburgh Steele...

How the Oakland Raiders Fell in Love With Foster Moreau

Coming out of LSU, Foster Moreau didn't have eye-popping statistics. Over his four years in Baton Rouge, he totaled a combined 52 catches for 629 y...

The Healthiest Food to Eat at McDonald's

With over 37,000 restaurants across the globe, a McDonald's is never far. While some "health conscious" folks would never dream of dining at the Golde...

How Darnell Savage Destroyed the NFL Combine and Convinced the Packers He Was the Best Safety in the Draft

Darnell Savage could've bought it. He could've believed those who said he was too small and too short to make it, that guys like him just didn't have ...

The Healthiest Food to Eat at Wendy's

(Photo via Dallas Observer) Don't be intimidated by the Triple Baconator, or his child, Son of Baconator. The massive amount of calories and fa...

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