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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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New Study Finds Super Simple Way to Get Teens to Eat More Vegetables

American teens are shockingly bad at eating vegetables. The current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adolescents between the ages of...

By: Brandon Hall

Is Peanut Butter Actually Healthy?

What would we do without peanut butter? Ever since it was first introduced at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Americans have had a love affair ...

By: Brandon Hall

Here's What Happened When Gatorade Sent Me to Train Outdoors in the Brutally Cold Minnesota Winter

When Gatorade invited STACK to their "G Sweat School" event in Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl LII, I thought I was in for a breezy little event. R...

By: Brandon Hall

The Essential Energy Bar Recipe For Athletes

We all know many athletes, particularly young athletes, don't always have time to sit down and have a balanced meal that's going to give them the fuel...

By: Andrew Meyers

The Juice Shots Pro Teams Rely on for a Performance-Enhancing Boost

Food is medicine. Now more than ever, professional athletes are taking the sentiment to heart. Gone are the days of pre-game Big Macs and postgame ...

By: Brandon Hall

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