Nutrition

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.

Latest in Nutrition

How Alcohol Affects Athletic Performance

Alcohol and athletic performance have never been words that go together in a positive context. Drinking in moderation in perfectly fine for most people...

By: Gary Moller

Are Grape-Nuts Actually Healthy?

Starting your day off with a nutritious breakfast sets you up for greatness. You'll feel more energized, alert and engaged as you make your way throug...

By: Brandon Hall

Despite His Shellfish Allergy, Adrian Peterson Has Been Tearing Up Oysters Since He Arrived In New Orleans

Adrian Peterson absolutely adores shellfish. He's also allergic to it, which creates quite the conundrum for the 32-year-old New Orleans Saints run...

By: Brandon Hall

New Study Reveals Why Extreme Calorie-Restriction Diets Just Don't Work

On the surface, extreme calorie-restriction diets seem like a surefire way to lose weight. By restricting your calories to less than 1,200 or so p...

By: Brandon Hall

There's a Good Chance Corn Syrup-Fed Algae Is Inside Your Favorite 'Organic' Milk Brand

That USDA Organic label—a label that 75% of American families "highly trust," according to the Organic Trade Association—might not mean quite wha...

By: Brandon Hall

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Go Behind The Scenes with Klay Thompson and BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the latest BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK campaign featuring Klay Thompson as he goes from making it rain threes on the court to finding the perfect shot on camera.

BODYARMOR Sports Drink: Obsession Is Natural, Created by Kobe Bryant

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A Simple DIY Energy Bite Recipe

Sports Dietician Leslie Bonci shows you how to make Energy Bites as a perfect on-the-go snack for athletes.

Fast Food Options for Athletes

Sports dietician Leslie Bonci helps you decide what options are best for athlete's when eating fast food.

These 8 Calorie-Dense Foods Provide All-Day Energy

Sports dietician Leslie Bonci provides examples of foods that bring a lot of calories in a small serving size to help athletes get the energy they need without stuffing themselves.