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 physical activity.
Do I Really Need to Worry About My Salt Intake?
The Evil Enamel-Destroyer in Your Sports Drink
Athletes may win in the medal count, but they lose when it comes to dental hygiene. And this is more than a laughing manner.
The Surprising Reason Gluten-Free Diets Actually Work
You’ve been told that gluten-free diets are a fraud, that the science is settled, and that it’s all just the placebo effect. If so, how can the anecdotes be explained? Enter FODMAPs, the underappreciated forms of sugar that may just underpin your wheat, rye, and barley intolerance—and unlock your fitness potential.
The High-Performance Eggs Benedict
The U.S. soccer team's breakfast of choice.
Sugar Is Not the Enemy
The hit documentary Fed Up is the latest in a litany of articles and documentaries to portray sugar as dietary villain number one. But what if sugar isn't the enemy—and by focusing on its effects, we've ignored the biggest causes of our health crisis and even subverted athletic performance?
What's So Great About Tart Cherry Juice?
Your Food Is Poisoning You
For years, an underground movement has claimed that the very food we eat—by virtue of the pesticides and herbicides we so commonly use—is poisoning us. Until now, they’ve been (at best) ignored and (more often than not) mocked. Suddenly though, it looks like the joke has been on us all along.
Milk Ban: How Seemingly Dumb Nutritional Legislation Gets Proposed
Tracing the origins of Connecticut’s Milk Ban
Nuun Takes an Energy Shot
New high-profile brand ambassador, new CEO, new product—now, Nuun has its sights set on hydrating society.
Is the Mercury in My Fast-Food Fish Sandwich Going to Kill Me?
If You're Not Eating Enough You Might Gain Weight
It's counterintuitive, but when you're training hard, not eating can lead to piling on the pounds.
Bringing Home Your Own Bacon with Fitness Expert Ben Greenfield
Outside and Greenfield chew the fat about locally sourced food—and learning to grow and hunt your own.
Start a Cricket Farm in Your Closet
And add the high-protein critters to your diet, if you can stomach them