Performance Nutrition Articles

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

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The Greens Guide: Which Leafy Green Is Really the Healthiest?

You know that greens are good for you. That fact has likely been drilled into your head from an early age. But what greens should you be going for ...

Are Acai Bowls Actually Healthy?

Acai bowls are here to stay. What started as a stylish trend years ago thanks in part to the rise of acai berries as a "superfood" has now become a...

Is Chipotle Actually Healthy?

For many people, Chipotle is like a second home. The fast casual restaurant chain now has more than 2,000 locations, a testament to its popularity....

Is Halo Top Ice Cream Actually Healthy?

I can confirm that Halo Top ice cream does indeed taste amazing. After hearing hype for months about this low-calorie, high-protein "healthy" ice c...

Is Trail Mix Actually Healthy?

Trail mix has been around for over a century. Its origins can be traced back to an outdoorsman named Horace Kephart, who helped plot the route of t...

Is Your Vitamin C Supplement Actually Helping You Avoid Sickness?

It's the season for sickness. According to the CDC, "most of the time flu activity peaks between December and March." Cold season is also pegged to...

Is Jerky Actually Healthy?

Jerky is an attractive snack for athletes. For one, it's high in protein. But unlike other meat-based foods, jerky doesn't have to be refrigerated....

Is Sushi Actually Healthy?

Who doesn't love sushi? The traditional Japanese dish continues to gain popularity around the world and has entered the pantheon of foods that see...

Why the Humble PB&J Sandwich Is the Most Popular Pre-Game Snack in All of Pro Sports

The humble peanut butter and jelly combination is having a moment in the sun. In a recent issue of ESPN The Magazine, Baxter Holmes wrote a fascina...

How to Feed a Teen Athlete, in Under 600 Words

Fueling an adolescent athlete can feel like a tall task. Here are the basics in under 600 words.  There is no "special diet plan" to achieve op...

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