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The Gluten-Free Edge

Don't let a gluten sensitivity affect your performance as an athlete.

BACKGROUND Start the Diet Now Advertisement

The Gluten-Free Edge is a book written by Peter Bronski and Melissa McLean Jory that offers a nutrition and training guide for peak athletic performance. This book is perfect for anyone that wants to improve their athletic performance. There are over 30 million people in American that have some form of gluten intolerance which is a protein in wheat, barley and rye. Because gluten intolerance can cause muscle fatigue and mental fog, that can also hinder your athletic performance. To solve these problems, The Gluten-Free Edge offers a diet that is rich in whole foods that are nutrient dense and gluten-free. This book is for those who have been identified as gluten intolerant as well as those that want to simply get ahead of the competition.

PRO
  • Offers several examples of Olympic and professional athletes who eat gluten-free
  • Allows you to perform at the highest levels of sport as a gluten-free athlete
  • Works for athletes of all sports
  • Not just for professional athletes
  • Includes personal stories from those that have had success with this program
  • Tells you what to eat and what not to eat
  • Explains gluten and how it can affect the body
CON
  • None to speak of
DIET and NUTRITION

The Gluten-Free Edge is all about a gluten-free diet that can enhance your performance as an athlete. Along with some historical information about successful athletes that had meat at the forefront of their diet. There are also several stories about different athletes that were able to enhance their performance by embracing a gluten-free diet. The Gluten-Free Edge breaks down some of the symptoms caused by gluten intolerance. There are recipes included that you can use to switch to a diet that eliminates gluten. Some of the recipes in the book include:

  • Apple-Ginger-Beet Green Smoothie
  • Bison Chili with Beans
  • Chickpeas and Spinach
  • Granola Energy Bars
  • Poached Eggs on a Bed of Chard
  • Fried Rice
  • Green Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado
  • Kale Salad with Jicama and Cranberries
EXERCISE

The Gluten-Free Edge is designed mainly for athletes so exercise is an important factor. Regular exercise helps to maintain glucose tolerance and keeps insulin sensitivity high. Through regular exercise and a gluten-free diet, you can manage your health and mitigate your glycemic risk. Some of the benefits of adding in exercise include:

  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Improve strength and power
  • Raise metabolism
  • Maintain or improve flexibility

Some of the exercises that are mentioned in the book are interval training, running, swimming and several others. Throughout the book you will also see success stories of athletes that have incorporated a gluten-free diet which helped their performance. The types of exercises they train for are revealed in their individual stories.

CONCLUSION

The Gluten-Free Edge can be a great program for athletes that may be having performance problems due to a sensitivity to gluten. This book can help you understand how gluten works in the body and help you adapt to a gluten-free lifestyle. Whether you are an amateur athlete or a professional training for the Olympics, this book can help you maximize your performance.

Common Misspellings

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