Eating for Performance
Turns out female collegiate athletes may be missing the mark when it comes to sports nutrition, according to a study.
Many turn to whey powder to get their protein, but can whole food dairy protein build up muscle just as effectively?
Caffeine has long been used by athletes, and now we have a better idea of the benefits of caffeine for endurance performance.
We explore how a targeted nutritional program can support physical activity of masters athletes and improve their quality of life.
In combination with resistance training, the intake of supplemental peanut protein positively affects markers of muscle growth and strength.
Soy protein has been shown to be just as effective over the long-term at improving lean mass as whey protein.
Is breakfast important for athletic performance? Even if you plan on exercising later, it can be important not to skimp on a morning meal.
The California Milk Advisory Board worked exclusively with two members of Player Health and Performance for a professional football team, myself – Jordan Mazur, MS, RD, Nutrition Director, and my colleague Dustin Little, ATC, PT, DPT, CSCS, Head Athletic Trainer, to bring you these tips and easy-to-use assets to help your clients and active people of all fitness levels and ages fuel like the pros.
While protein is the go-to nutrient for building strong muscles, new research suggests that nitrates in vegetables are important, too.
Relative energy deficiency in sport is a term describing a mismatch between calorie intake by athletes and what they expend training.
To suss out the keto diet for athletes, researchers reviewed a studies involving endurance athletes from various disciplines.
Turns out that even the color of sports drinks may enhance feelings of refreshment and revival, increasing exercise performance.
It’s long been thought that animal protein is superior for building bigger muscles, but new data shows a plant protein works just as well.
When it comes to protein and muscle, we don’t need to garnish chicken breast with meatballs to get enough protein to build lean body mass.
The health boosting properties of whole grains have been scrutinized by scientists widely and often. Most striking is that researchers often conclude that consuming whole grains can increase lifespan.
Depending on the sport and level of competition, 40%–100% of athletes use sports supplements, such as creatine and certain stimulants.
A study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that adults with the highest levels of vitamin C had more skeletal muscle growth.
The carbohydrate in real maple syrup delivers vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help support health and exercise performance.
Research has shown that fast-digesting carbs boost performance in several endurance sports, but less is known about the impact on high-intensity training.
Endurance athletes who want to go hard for longer should start taking their carbs early and often.