Athletes and Gluten..Is there an association?

Being gluten-free is a very common trend in the nutritional world currently. The current popularity regarding being gluten-free has led to several questions regarding the intake of gluten and everyday life. Many athletes are now starting to question whether the presence or lack of gluten has anything to do with athletic performance. Previously, athletes have been told to to load up on carbohydrates before  a race. However, new research is saying that athletes do not need as many carbohydrates as previously thought. Athletes used to be told to that 60 to 70 percent of their daily intake should be carbohydrates. However, it is now clear that 50 percent is enough. Lack of gluten seems to not have any negative effects for athletes and actually seems to be providing a positive effect on athletic ability.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/many-athletes-tout-the-gluten-free-way-whats-the-science-behind-the-claim/2013/10/14/cc0b601c-d42f-11e2-b05f-3ea3f0e7bb5a_story.html

-Ilyssa Frank

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