Vegan Diet | Gluten-Free Olympians Credit Diet With Results

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Athletes representing nations across the globe relied on gluten-free vegan diets to help them achieve their results in this year’s Olympic games. Gluten-free Olympians in this year’s games in London included those diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, as well as those who simply find a gluten-free diet optimal for health, digestion and performance. Nate Brannen, a Canadian middle-distance runner of Canada  Jenn Suhr, a top-ranked pole vaulter from the United States Dana Vollmer, an Olympic gold medalist swimmer from the United States. and Novak Djokovic, a tennis player from Serbia, are among the athletes who ate on a vegan diet containing no gluten from wheat, rye, and other gluten-containing products.

Canadian runner Nate Brennan, who has not been medically diagnosed with celiac or gluten sensitivity, reported to a gluten-free blog that his coach put him on a gluten-free diet to help him prevent injury. In an interview, Brennen said, “Gluten is a binder and (my coach) found that people that had high-level gluten diets tended to be more injury prone than those who were gluten-free.” In the same interview, Brennan credited quionoa (an ancient grain served regularly in Fresh N’ Lean cuisine) as one of his go-to protein-rich foods for training.

Many people of all athletic backgrounds have reported increased energy and some people may feel better on a gluten-free diet even if they aren’t diagnosed with celiac or sensitivity  To learn more about gluten-sensitivity, and why Fresh N’ Lean cuisine is always free gluten-free.

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