Sure, it's old fashioned. But it's also nutritional rocket fuel, and athletes are making it taste great. Here's how.
Our writer spent a week riding bikes with the founder of Clif Bar to learn about the next great innovations in the performance fuel space
Making healthy meals while traveling doesn't have to be hard
The story of how a confectionary mishap helped Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the world's most famous summit
The science on how, or even if, these powders, capsules, and goos really help remains inconclusive. But many athletes believe the placebo effect alone may be enough to nudge them to victory.
Keto, paleo, vegan, and more—we've got you covered. A few key adjustments to these basic nutrition programs ensure you can tackle heavy-effort loads and still fuel the way you want.
Climbers, cyclists, runners, and all kinds of other athletes—both men and women—are starting to speak out about disordered eating in their communities
Quinoa, bananas, and peanut butter are recurring characters, but add a little more flavor (and nutrition) to the plot by tossing in these surprising purchases
Plain old spuds are the original superfood. We should all be eating more of them.
Growing research debunks the myth that the paleo movement replicates the diet of our ancestors. Here's what they were actually eating.
More women in the running community are beginning to speak out about amenorrhea
It won't solve all your health problems, but it might make your life a bit better
We asked four pros how they fuel for race day. We learned not to fear the beer and that sweet potato popsicles are the bomb.
The record attempt will depend as much on the runners' food and hydration strategies as their speed and stamina
One of the leading labs in health and food science is under fire for shoddy research. The implications for the science community and journalists who report on the field are vast. But how much does the research matter for the average person?
South African physician Tim Noakes, one of the world’s greatest sports scientists, has been preaching an ultra-low-carb, high-fat diet as the key to fitness and health. His ideas have made him a bestselling guru, but now his critics are pushing back—and as Bill Gifford reports, they’re putting his theories on trial.
Over-the-counter tests promise to cure your food-related ailments, but some question whether they work, and others warn they might do more harm than good. I decided to give one a shot to find out.
Performance snacks get a natural makeover. (AlpineAire) AlpineAire Guacamole Thanks to the geniuses at Alpine-Aire, guac is no longer a luxury reserved for glamping with a well-stocked cooler—it’s a trail-ready hors d’oeuvre you’ve earned after hiking miles in the backcountry. Just add water to the 1.4-ounce package, filled with freeze-dried avocado, onion, and serrano…
A new generation of natural protein powders build muscle and aid recovery the clean way
This staple of dirtbags and endurance athletes gets a lot of love—and a lot of hate. Here’s why it just may be the most polarizing breakfast food.
New research calls beet juice’s magic powers into question—at least for certain athletes
It's all about experience, eating slow, and going beyond the comfort food
A new book examines sex-specific fueling, the role of female hormones in performance, and why you're probably not eating enough carbs
Plus, Lance Armstrong’s favorite on-the-bike snack
How has eating changed at the world’s biggest bike race? We made it our mission to find out.