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Top Three Nutrition Tips For Athletes

Sports nutritionist and MomsTeam expert Nancy Clark's top three nutrition tips for athletes: think of food as fuel; fuel by day, diet by night; and, think quality calories.


A Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet for Athletes Not Supported By Research

Have you been hearing stories that fats are better than carbs for fuel for endurance athletes? Maybe you have wondered if scientific research supports those stories? A top sports nutritionist reviews the evidence.

Should Athletes Really Avoid Carbs? A Top Sports Nutrition Expert Says No

For athletes who routinely train hard 4 to 6 days a week, carbs enhance performance and should be the foundation of each meal. Research-based recommendations for an optimal sports diet include far more carbs than you may realize, says sports nutrition expert Nancy Clark.

Carbohydrates: A Bad Rap From The Media?

If what the media would have you believe were true, carbohydrates are bad for everyone, athlete and non-athlete alike. The truth, says a top sports nutritionist, is that all the hype about carbs doesn't apply to athletes.

Sports Nutrition On the Go: Advice for Parents Is Drink Up, Load Up, Refuel, and Replenish

To help on-the-go sports parents, here are four important sports nutrition points to remember and some tips on how to plan ahead for the hustle and bustle of the fall sports seasons: drink up, load up, refuel, and replenish

Can Beet Juice Help Athletes Train Harder and Perform Better?

Nutrition highlights from the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, including research showing that eating beets/drinking beet juice before daily training could help athletes train harder and compete better.

Valerie Berkowitz: Following Five Key Lifestyle Habits Key To Optimum Sports Performance

As Sports Nutrition Month at MomsTEAM rolls into its third week,  we hear from child nutrition expert, Valerie Berkowitz, Director of Nutrition Education at The Center for Balanced Health:

MomsTEAM: What do recommend sports-active kids eat for breakfast? 

Valerie Berkowitz and family

There is no magic bullet when it comes to giving your child the competitive edge, but following five key lifestyle habits will help make the difference.

Recovering from Hard Exercise: How to Refuel

What's best to eat for recovery after a hard workout? Here's how, as the parent of a hungry athlete, you can help them choose an optimal recovery diet.

Complex Carbohydrates: Foundation of Athlete's Diet

Complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, pastas, oatmeal, are the foundation of any athlete's diet, says sports nutritionist Nancy Clark, because they are the fuel for exercise.

Sports Drinks Improve Performance in Stop and Go, High-Intensity Sports

Attention sports moms: still skeptical that sports drinks actually do what they say they do - help increase endurance for young athletes in stop-and-go, high-intensity team sports like soccer, football, ice hockey, basketball, volleyball, and lacrosse - and aren't just advertising hype? Well now you don't have to take their word for it, there's scientific proof.
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