The 10 Worst Foods (And Drinks) For Athletes

Protein powders, fortified beverages, and wholesome-sounding snacks may seem like the best way to fuel your body, but the sports nutrition business also has a not-so-healthy side.

The 9 Best Foods for Athletes

Sure, carbo-loading's important—but for top-notch performance, it's just part of the story. Supplement your training with these healthy eats that will help you build strength, sustain energy, and...

How to Hydrate Smarter

A new breed of sports drinks, backed by a decade of studies, are challenging common assumptions about how best to hydrate - and offering smarter, more effective alternatives

Fruit Fuel: Oranges

Oranges are packed with vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron, critical for transporting oxygen to muscles. Add an orange before and after training for the greatest benefit.

Fruit Fuel: Blueberries

According to a recent study, eating about 1 and 1/3 cups of blueberries per day significantly reduces oxidative stress and increases the body’s ability to fight inflammation after a workout.

Fruit Fuel: Cherries

Drinking 1 and 1/2 cups of cherry juice twice a day for a week leading up to an endurance event, researchers have discovered, minimizes post-race muscle pain, thanks to the fruit’s anthocyanins,...

Fruit Fuel: Raisins

Researchers found that eating two small boxes of raisins 45 minutes before exercising provides the same performance boost as a sports gel.

Fruit Fuel: Bananas

Ripe bananas are just as effective as sugar-laced sports drinks for refueling during exercise. Eat a medium-size banana before a workout and half a banana every 15 minutes during.

The Best Fruits For Fueling Your Body

The trendy fruitarian diet is gaining a reputation for possible health risks. but the right fruits, assuming they’re not your only energy source, pack a performance punch.

The Best Canned Beers of 2013

It's worth mentioning that like any snowballing trend, canned craft beer has seen a swarm of greenhorn breweries tapping the market, and many of them suck. We painstakingly surveyed the field to...