We live in an age of information overload. Between emails, blogs, tweets, and newsletters, I feel bombarded by the latest nutrition news. But that's not the case for everyone.
Many athletes ask where they can find reliable sports nutrition resources. The following list offers several sources to help you find answers to your questions about eating for health and performance.
Five excellent web nutrition resources include:
- The Gatorade Sports Science Institute: Extensive sports nutrition information on all topics from their Sports Science Library.
- PowerBar.com: Helpful nutrition and training information.
- MomsTeam.com: Information (including nutrition) for parents of young athletes.
- WebMD.com: Search your topic of choice, sports related or not, and you'll find answers from experts.
- FINDINGbalance.com: This website, for people who struggle with eating and body image issues, offers extensive resources, including video interviews.
For monthly mailed newsletters that offer detailed yet easy to read coverage of current nutrition, wellness and fitness concerns, check out:
- Tufts Health & Nutrition Newsletter: $24
- Berkeley Wellness Letter: $24
- Nutrition Action Healthletter by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. CSPI challenges the food industry to clean up their act: $10
Maybe you don't want to go back to school, but you would like some scholarly resources on sports nutrition and exercise physiology. Here are two options:
- Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, by Manore, Meyer & Thompson, offers a comprehensive look at the topic. (hkusa.com)
- Sport Nutrition: An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance, by Asker Jeukendrup, gives a strong research approach to the topic.