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Sports Nutrition

Tips and expert advice for nutrition and hydration needs for athletic performance.
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  2. Energy Foods and Reviews (18)
  3. Medications (10)
  4. Performance Enhancing Drugs PEDS (11)
  5. Supplements (15)

The Best After Exercise Recovery Foods and Drinks
What and when you eat and drink after exercise is essential for recovery. Learn when and what to eat after your workouts for optimal recovery.

Eating Healthy on a Budget
Healthy eating on a budget doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, once you develop a habit of shopping for and cooking fresh foods creativity you may find you make better, cheaper meals that taste fabulous and trim your waistline along with your food budget. Give it a try and you might never go back to packaged, processed or fast food again.

Sports Nutrition Basics: From Training to Competition
Eating for exercise and sports performance can be complicated. In order to simplify the role of nutrition in sports performance, it's often easier to break it down into phases. Get the basics on sports nutrition.

Sports Nutrition - How Carbohydrate Provides Energy for Exercise
Carbohydrate is arguably the most important source of energy for athletes. No matter what sport you play, carbs provide the energy that fuels muscle contractions.

Sports Nutrition - How Fat Provides Energy for Exercise
Fat provides an athlete's main fuel source during long duration, low to moderate intensity exercise and endurance sports like marathons and ultra-events. .

Sports Nutrition - Protein Needs for Athletes
Athletes need protein primarily to repair and rebuild muscle that is broken down during exercise and to help optimizes carbohydrate storage in the form of glycogen.

Energy Pathways for Exercise - How Carbohydrate, Fat and Protein Fuels Exercise
There are three main pathways to convert nutrients to energy (ATP) for exercise and it is the intensity and duration of the exercise that determines which method gets used.

Post-Exercise Meal
The post-exercise meal is critical to recovery and improves your ability to train consistently.

What to Eat Before a Running Workout
Tips for what to eat before a running workout.

Eating Before Exercise - Foods for Athletic Competition
What should you eat before exercise? Whether you are eating before an athletic competition, or a basic training workout, what you eat can make a difference in both your performance and recovery.

High Protein Diets and Sports Performance
Are high protein diets, like south beach and atkins, right for athletes?

Nutrition Tips for Vegetarian Athletes
Vegetarians must take extra care to avoid deficiencies of iron, zinc, and B12, which can hurt exercise and strength training performance.

Sports Nutrition Basics from Training to Competition
Sports nutrition and eating to fuel your workouts and improve sports performance can be complicated. In order to simplify the role of nutrition in sports performance, it's often easier to break it down into phases. Get the basics on sports nutrition.

Nutrition Tips for Strength Training
In order to build lean muscle mass you need to combine an adequate calorie intake with a solid muscle strengthening program.

Nutrition for Winter Athletes
Recommendations and tips for eating for winter sports and cold weather exercise.

Sodium Needs of Athletes
To avoid the risk of hyponatremia (low blood sodium concentration), it is more important for athletes to get adequate sodium before, during and after exercise.

Nutrition and Athletic Performance
The Position Statement from the Dietitians of Canada, the American Dietetic Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Weight Lose Tips: Feel Full on Fewer Calories
Whether you are an athlete or a couch potato losing body fat and maintaining a weight lose is not an easy thing to do. Barbara Rolls, a food nutrition researcher at Pennsylvania State University, offers the following tips.

Simple Sports Nutrition Tips
Sports nutrition can be complicated, but there are some basic principles that apply to nearly every athlete. If you aren't interested in the details or the science of sports nutrition , but still want to get the most from your diet, the follow recommendations are for you.

Fighting Fat Gain: Strategies That Can Make a Difference
How calcium, breakfast and high fiber can help control weight gain.

High Protein Diets Cause Dehydration, Even in Trained Athletes
Research that showed high protein diets silently caused dehydration in endurance athletes, individuals whose training gave them a greater capacity to adapt to dehydration than the average person

Yo-Yo Dieting May Weaken Immune System
New reserech finds that Yo-Yo dieting may weaken the immune system

Athletes and Iron Deficiency
How to get enough iron and avoid anemia.

Results of the Weight Loss Diet Study
Atkins? Zone? Ornish? Weight Watchers? Which Diet Plans Really Work? The study found some answers.

High Protein Diets Cause Dehydration, Even in Trained Athlet
Study findings: A diet high in protein silently caused dehydration in endurance athletes.

Homemade Almond Energy Bars
Almond Energy Bars Recipe - easy, healthy and delicious.

Chocolate Protein Recovery Drink
Chocolate Protein Recovery Drink Recipe

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