With national magazines reporting that butter is back and the Paleo diet embracing coconut oil, athletes are left wondering whom to believe. A top sports nutritionist addresses the issue of dietary fat and the sports diet.
Can a vegetarian athlete get enough protein? What about antibiotics in meat? Do artificial sweeteners cause cancer? These are just a few of the questions that athletes often ask in their quest to eat wisely and consume a quality sports diet. Here are some answers from an expert, based on the latest 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.
The most frequently asked question athletes of all ages and abilities ask sports nutritionist Nancy Clark is, "What should I eat before I exercise? Here are answers to FAQs about pre-exercise nutrition.
A limited food budget creates a nutritional challenge for parents of active kids. The name of the fueling game is: How can you buy enough healthy calories with the least amount of money? These practical tips can help optimize a low-budget sports diet.
Do you ever get tired of reading yet-another headline about The
10 Best Super Sports Foods, only be instructed to buy exotic fruits,
ancient grains, and other unusual items? Do we really need chia, spelt,
and quinoa? Is anything wrong with old-fashioned peanut butter, broccoli
and brown rice? A top sports nutritionist weighs in.
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.