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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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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...

Is Spindrift Flavored Water Healthy?

As Americans scramble to find alternatives to soda, flavored waters have become big business. Along with options like LaCroix, Spindrift drinks have b...

The Diet Plan That Gets NFL Prospects in the Best Shape of Their Lives

Eight weeks. That's about how long NFL prospects get to prepare for the biggest job interview of their life. They enter that span still beaten and ...

The Biggest Nutrition Mistakes You Don't Even Know You're Making

You've come to the conclusion that your diet could be causing you some problems. Perhaps you saw my last piece, Top 10 Signs Your Diet is Dragging You...

The Unexaggerated Positives of Intermittent Fasting

Many people believe that intermittent fasting is the holy grail of diets. Countless athletes and celebrities tout this eating method for its ability t...

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 ...

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