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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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The Lifestyle Change That Helped Draymond Green Turn Up His Game

Draymond Green is the engine that powers the Golden State Warriors. His versatility and defensive prowess make him a frustrating matchup for oppone...

Are White Potatoes Healthy?

White potatoes aren't going away any time soon. In 2012, the world produced 365 million metric tons of potatoes, making them the fourth most common st...

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...

Are Eggs Actually Good For You?

Americans love their eggs. In January alone, United States shell egg production totaled 7.91 billion. That's a lot of omelets. Eggs are one of the ...

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 Granola Actually Healthy?

There's a reason granola has become such a popular snack. Several reasons, in fact. For one, it's ultra convenient. Two, it's versatile—a handful...

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....

This Super Simple Recipe Helped Noah Syndergaard Put on 17 Pounds of Muscle This Offseason

As you may already know, Noah Syndergaard managed to put on 17 pounds of muscle this offseason. Syndergaard was a pretty yoked dude last season...

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...

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