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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 Kombucha Actually Healthy?

Kombucha. The name alone sounds exotic, like an elixir of health from a faraway land. Indeed, it's believed that kombucha—which is defined as a b...

The Superfood Diet That Helps Antonio Brown Devour Defenses

When Antonio Brown began posting photos of his meals on Instagram several months ago, I took notice. We've covered AB's nutrition in the past, but thi...

Sardines: The Incredibly Powerful Superfood You've Probably Been Ignoring

Sardines. They're one of the most disrespected foods in America. There seems to be some sort of psychological hold-up that prevents people from eve...

The NBA's Vegan Revolution: Why so Many Players Embrace a Plant-Based Diet

Once upon a time, the idea of veganism catching on among the NBA elite would've seemed all but impossible. Call it a generational disconnect. Charl...

Starbucks' Seasonal Drinks Are a Nutritional Nightmare

Black coffee is a healthy, energizing beverage. From enhanced memory to improved athletic performance, black coffee (or coffee with just a dash of cre...

How Carl Lewis Shattered World Records on a Vegan Diet

When the dust settled on the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Carl Lewis had nothing left to prove. After competing in two Olympic Games...

5 Guilt-Free Snacks For People Who Struggle With Portion Control

You know that portion control is a key aspect of any healthy diet. But if you're human, you also know that practicing perfect portion control 100 p...

How the L.A. Dodgers' Organic Eating Revolution Spurred Their World Series Run

The Los Angeles Dodgers are on the cusp of their first World Series title in nearly 30 years. Their 104-win regular season and rampage through the ...

The Easiest and Tastiest Way to Add More Veggies to Your Diet

Americans are shockingly bad at eating vegetables. The USDA recommends eating two to three cups of vegetables a day. A recent data analysis from th...

Should You Be Taking Wheatgrass Shots?

I remember my first wheatgrass shot. It was vibrantly green and smelled like fresh lawn clippings. It tasted terrible. I rationalized that th...

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