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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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Elderberry: Why Every Athlete Should Know This Natural Flu Fighter

Flu season is here with a vengeance. The CDC reports that 46 states experienced "high flu activity" last week, and CNBC reports that some medical e...

By: Brandon Hall

New Study Reveals Whole Eggs Build Muscle Drastically Better Than Egg Whites

Want to get jacked? Don't lose the yolk. That's the takeaway from a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that found pos...

By: Brandon Hall

If It Fits Your Macros: Everything You Kneed to Know About the Wildly Popular 'IIFYM' Diet

If It Fits Your Macros—a.k.a. "IIFYM"—is one of the most popular diets on the planet. Here's what it entails and the pros and cons of this uniq...

By: Brandon Hall

Are RXBARs Actually Healthy?

Nutrition bars are big business. Sales totaled over $2.2 billion in 2016 and they only continue to rise as consumers become more health-conscious. ...

By: Brandon Hall

Is Turkey Sausage Actually Healthy?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You've certainly heard the phrase before, and it's not without merit. Studies have found that maki...

By: Brandon Hall

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...

By: Brandon Hall

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...

By: Brandon Hall

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...

By: Brandon Hall

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...

By: Brandon Hall

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...

By: Brandon Hall

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