nutrition

Supplement Savvy for Athletic Performance

Athletes strive for excellence and will do anything, at times, to achieve success in sport. It makes sense that some athletes will do anything to have a competitive edge to fulfill the Olympic motto of... more »

To eat organic or not — that is the question

There are many factors that go into an athlete’s choice to eat organic food. Most times, the choice doesn’t come down to just one factor… more »

Antioxidant Armor: Strategies to keep athletes in the game

With the right diet, athletes can take advantage of antioxidant power to ward off the negative effects that could hinder their performance… more »

On the Move: Meeting nutrition needs of teenage athletes

The research on nutrition for high school athletes supports a meal plan that incorporates eating multiple times a day and balancing macronutrients… more »

Making Weight: A mean plan for wrestlers

Meal plan recommendations for wrestlers trying to lose or maintain weight during preseason workouts include some of these wholesome foods… more »

When healthy turns harmful

Athletes eliminating junk food in favor of fruits and vegetables might sound great. But an obsession with clean eating has a name — orthorexia — and can have debilitating consequences… more »

Macronutrient needs of endurance and power athletes

When it comes to personalizing nutrition advice, the most basic question boils down to: “Is the individual an endurance athlete or a power athlete?”.. more »

When athletes go gluten-free

A growing list of athletes say a gluten-free diet enhances their performance. What are the myths and truths of this trend? We take an in-depth look… more »

Calculating energy needs for athletes

Susan Kundrat, the nutritional sciences program director at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, breaks down how to calculate energy needs for athletes… more »

The Recovery Window: How to replenish after workouts

While nutrition choices from breakfast to bedtime play a vital role in athlete health and performance, no time is more critical than immediately after workouts. Only the right mix of macronutrients, electrolytes, and hydration will refuel and replenish the body efficiently.

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Nutrition and football: What you need to know

Like a race car needs fuel, football players need proper nutrition. Are your athletes getting the best nutritional information?.. more »

The Perfect Setup: The value of breakfast

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. For athletes everywhere, this statement couldn’t ring more true… more »

The power of vitamins in athletics

Vitamins play a critical role in athletics because they give athletes the energy and nutrients needed to perform at their highest levels… more »

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