Nutrition

The Cyborgs Among Us

The people who crowded the second-annual Biohacking Conference may be drinking snake oil or actually onto something. One thing is certain: This is one of the fittest, most attractive group of...

Even Athletes Are Addicted to Junk Food

Most diets don't work. It might be the fact that athletes are hard-wired to eat more junk and will power isn’t enough to stop craving high-calorie foods. But simple foods swaps are.

Fat Makes a Comeback

Long shunned by endurance athletes looking to stay lean, the enemy is having a moment

Fasting Is Your Secret Weapon

Put down the GU. Step away from the Sports Beans. Leave the Gatorade at home. New studies show you stand to gain athletically from skipping carbs strategically.

How Elite Runners Really Eat

Like the true elites they are, professional runners Sara and Ryan Hall’s food obsession runs circles around us mid-packers’. Not only do these two run faster than you, they also eat better.

The Rules of Running Drunk

According to a recent paper in the Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, running while drunk is no more taxing on the body than sitting while drunk.But really, even though it may not be the...

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...