Nutrition

Only Fitness Fools Cut Carbs

Before Dr. Robert Atkins launched his low-carb diet in 1972, there was Banting, the fat British man who needed to slim down, so his doc put him on a high fat-low carb (HFLC) diet. Presto change-o, he...

6 Great New Energy Bars

It’s conventional wisdom that what you eat before, during, and after exercise effects both performance and recovery.

The Starch Paleo Dieters Need

Starchy foods get a bad rap. White bread and potatoes are devoid of nutrients, critics say, while the Paleo crowd eshews legumes and grains as unnecessary for the "ideal" human diet.

How Supplement Companies Scam You

Sports nutrition companies have been hawking health-in-a-pill for years with no evidence that their products work at all. And they're getting into possibly-illegal territory, but they just might get...

Stop Buying Into the Antioxidant Myth

By now, it’s become a given: your multivitamin is useless and the right amount of stress, even in our recovery obsessed world, is good.

Does "Organic" Mean Anything Anymore?

Walmart, already one of the country’s largest distributors of organic foods, will gobble up additional market share this summer, thanks to a deal it struck with Wild Oats to carry more than 100 of...

Your Favorite Stimulant Has a Dark Side

Caffeine powder is your favorite stimulant in its purest form. It’s easy to buy on the Internet; it’s completely legal; and there’s no age restriction. But the powder holds a hidden danger: its...

Pass the Breadbasket

We know— it’s hard to pass up the breadbasket, especially if you know you're going to burn off all those "empty calories" on your next run/hike/bike/swim/you get the idea. But it's smart not to make white bread a regular staple in your diet.

Everything You Know About Breakfast Is Wrong

Think breakfast helps kick-start metabolism and boosts weight loss? These are widely believed myths not supported by evidence, scientists say. But breakfast does deserve high marks for increasing...

The Weird Trend of Breast Milk as Energy Beverage

There are grown men who drink breast milk. For some, it’s undoubtedly a kink. But for others, it’s something else: a “God-given” performance-enhancing elixir—and believers are paying top dollar for...

Don't Freak Out About Salt

I work out—and sweat, a lot—almost every day. I know that plenty of Americans get more sodium than is healthy for them, but could I really be one of them?

The Sham that Works: Gluten-Free Diets

You’ve been told that gluten-free diets are a fraud. That the science is settled. That it’s just the placebo effect. If so, how can the miraculous recoveries be explained? Enter the FODMAP, a rarely...