We’ve known for a while that tennis player, Novak Djokovic, follows a gluten-free diet. He became the world’s Number One player three years ago after going gluten-free and now he has a new book in which he shares his diet and training secrets.
His new book, “Serve to Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental Excellence”, talks about the success he achieved whilst following a gluten-free and low-sugar diet. Whilst his nutritional secrets include quite the variety of things from drinking plenty of warn water throughout the day to eating Manuka honey from New Zealand, the biggest change for him was removing gluten from his diet.
Back in 2010, Djokavic was tested for food intolerances, which indicated that he was allergic to wheat and dairy. Since then he has followed a high-protein, gluten-free diet, avoiding most starches.
As well as improving his game, Djokavic says that his overall health has also improved since going gluten-free. “My allergies abated, my asthma disappeared; my fears and doubts were replaced by confidence. I have not had a serious cold or flu in nearly three years.”
Going gluten-free sounds like it’s been a fantastic decision for the tennis star. Incase you’re interested, a couple of his other training secrets include meditating, sitting in a pressurized CVAC pod, which simulates high-altitude training and getting seven to eight hours of sleep every night!