Myth Busters: Are different cooking oils actually better for you?

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Myth Busters: Are different cooking oils actually better for you?

By TrueSport
There are so many different cooking oils on the market, and it can be difficult to know which oil is the healthiest to use when cooking or baking for your young athletes. A high-quality oil can provide vital nutrition.

Are there benefits to using enriched water?

By TrueSport
Alkaline water, mineral water, carbonated water, coconut water: There are so many different water options available that it can feel a bit overwhelming at the grocery store. Which one will serve your athlete best, or is plain old tap water the optimal solution?

3 Easy and Healthy Breakfasts for Athletes

By TrueSport
As a busy parent, you may simply find yourself struggling to make a healthy breakfast for your athlete as you rush to get out the door to head to work on time. But there are plenty of easy, healthy options that can be prepped ahead of time and only take a few minutes to whip up.

5 Signs of Dehydration and How to Best Rehydrate

By TrueSport
Hot weather is coming, and that means your athletes are at a higher risk of becoming dehydrated during practices and games. And even mild dehydration can impact athletic performance, as well as an athlete’s general health.

3 Times Sports Drinks Should be Your Go-To Recovery Drink

Are you supposed to be drinking plain water, or sipping a sports drink, or chugging a protein shake? Do you really need electrolytes…and if so, which electrolytes matter most? Unfortunately, the answers to sports nutrition questions tend to be nuanced, and change depending on the style and duration of your practice or game, as well as factors like temperature.

How Athletes Can Support Concussion Recovery with Nutrition

By TrueSport
Unfortunately, young athletes may find themselves on the sidelines for days, weeks, or even full seasons after concussions. As a parent or coach, you can help your athlete by ensuring that they focus on the things that they can control in the healing process, like their nutrition.

3 Healthy Recipes for Athletes with Dairy, Soy, and Gluten Restrictions

By TrueSport
It can be hard to make meals that are healthy and satisfying for athletes with certain food restrictions. But with a bit of prep and pre-planning, you can easily have snacks and meals on hand that are soy, dairy, and gluten-free.

6 Healthy Snacks to Keep in Your Sport Locker

By TrueSport
As an athlete, it’s recommended that you eat every three hours throughout the day, so it’s important to find snacks that travel easily, offer the right nutrients, and actually taste good too. When it comes to nutrition, the goal is to find snacks that fill you up and keep you energized through an optimal blend of mostly carbohydrates, plus some protein and fat to help you feel satisfied for longer.

9 Surprising Things You Need to Know About Inflammation

By TrueSport
You may have heard of inflammation in popular news media lately and wondered if it could impact your athlete. Or maybe your athlete has been feeling more sore than usual and you’re not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

6 Simple Foods to Eat for Bone and Joint Health

By TrueSport
You might think of bone and joint health as something older adults have to contend with as they age, but in reality, childhood and adolescence is the time to lay the foundation for bone and joint health.