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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Gluten-Free Novak Djokovic Wins Wimbledon!

On July 3rd, 2011, Novak Djokovic made history by winning the 125th Wimbledon mens singles title, underlining his new status as the world's top tennis player. Becoming the No. 1 player in the world is an outstanding accomplishment, especially for Djokovic, who is playing in one of the most competitive eras in men’s tennis.

And if you haven't heard Novak Djokovic attributes his sky-rocketing success this year to living gluten-free! His streak of wins during 2011 is being credited to his nutritionist’s determination last year that he was allergic to gluten. Last year, Djokovic's nutritionist discovered that Djokovic is allergic to gluten, the protein found in common flours. Djokovic banished it from his diet and now says he now feels much better on the court.

A gluten-free diet can have implications far beyond the physical, especially in tennis, which taxes the mind like few other sports. The season is 11 months long, matches are grueling and can last for hours, and the slightest dip in a player's confidence can derail months of hard work. There's never anyone else to blame for a match gone awry. And living in a "gluten fog" - like so many of us have experienced, can't help the mental game.

Whether Djokovic's recent winning streak is truly due to eliminating gluten, increased confidence in his performance, or a combination of both, it is exciting to watch him play and win. Having a champion athlete like Djokovic helps increase awareness of gluten allergies and the benefits that a gluten free diet can provide and that is always exciting!

To learn more about Novak Djokovic check out his website here.

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