Soccer Legend Ossie Ardiles: Eat Better, Play Better

A former Tottenham star on how food fuels soccer
May 17, 2012 11:02 am

In the modern era, the notion of what makes a good soccer player is down to a lot more than his ability with the ball at his feet. That's why Food Republic is starting a new series on soccer and eating, kicking off with a retired star to find out how players ate and trained in the past, and picking up when the English Premier League teams begin practicing for next season in July. First, we talk to retired legend Ossie Ardiles about the way soccer players ate in the past.


Peter Kaminsky: Get Smart, Lose Weight

The man who wrote the book on Culinary Intelligence
May 1, 2012 1:01 pm

Today, Peter Kaminsky's latest book, Culinary Intelligence, hits bookshelves, and in it, he describes how his job as a professional eater led to a battle of the bulge and a stern warning from doctors about the threat of diabetes and even death. Full interview after the jump.

Senate Farm Bill Benefits Nutrition

Why groups like Wholesome Wave approve of the bill
May 1, 2012 11:01 am
Sen. Stabenow

Last Thursday, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Ranking Member Pat Roberts (R-KS) unveiled their 900-page revision of the farm bill for the Senate Ag committee’s vote. At least $23 billion in cuts are expected in this year's farm bill and at stake is funding for local food programs, nutrition (like food stamps) and conservation. 

Stuart Holden Eats Right On The Comeback Trail

A soccer star who cooks while rehabbing his knee
Apr 24, 2012 2:01 pm
Stuart Holden

Stuart Holden would rather you know him from his effortless moves on the soccer pitch, setting up plays and scoring goals for the Bolton Wanderers in the English Premier League. Unfortunately, the amiable 26-year-old former starter for the U.S. national team has spent more time working on his YouTube channel show No Holden Back than playing soccer the past year-plus, due to a series of debilitating knee injuries. 

Nischan, Nestle Weigh In On Food Deserts

A Times article spawns a heated debate on obesity
Apr 19, 2012 11:01 am

Gina Kolata’s recent article in The New York Times posited that the correlation between food deserts (urban or rural areas that lack access to healthy food) and obesity is not as pronounced as has been publicized. We get reaction from food politics heavyweights Michel Nischan and Dr. Marion Nestle.

Is Eating Fat Chickens Making Us Fat?

A new study targets nutritional value of chickens
Mar 29, 2012 3:01 pm
Barred Rock Chickens

Can eating today’s overweight and often deformed industrial chickens be contributing to our obesity epidemic? Is it possible that the white lean meat we’ve been told is better for us than heart attack-inducing red meat is actually full of fat? According to a 2009 British study — yes.

Grant Hill's Healthy Lifestyle Revealed

The Phoenix Suns' starting forward is pushing 40!
Mar 6, 2012 11:01 am
Grant Hill headshot

At 39, Grant Hill is the second oldest player in the NBA, but you wouldn't know it by looking at him. Or by watching SportsCenter. As starting forward for the Phoenix Suns this year he and fellow ageless wonder, 38-year-old guard Steve Nash, are representing for the well-over-30 set in a young man's league.

No Fatty Snacks For Kelly Slater

The surfing champ keeps close tabs on what he eats
Jan 19, 2012 5:01 pm
kelly slater

It kinda makes sense that Kelly Slater eats well and cares about what he puts in his body. After all, the 39-year-old pro surfing champion hurtles at high speeds through giant ocean swells with just his two feet and a surfboard — not exactly the sort of activity suited for a Dorito-munching dude with a beer belly.


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