Sports dietitian Nancy Clark relies on the research of exercise physiologists and sports scientists who study the best ways for competitive athletes to fuel their bodies to optimize their performance. Here are some of insights of one of the researchers she follows.
According to a recent statement published by the American Heart Association the timing and frequency of meals is important for cardiovascular health, and is particularly important for athletes. Because children and adolescents who skip meals have a higher risk of developing health issues, the issue is particularly important for parents in meal planning.
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.