Gluten is a vegetable protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye and may cause digestive problems in some individuals. It is found in beverages containing wheat and barley.
A gluten-free diet is recommended as a form of treatment for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. In a gluten-free diet, nutritious animal foods such as those rich in vitamins and minerals, fibrous, natural, nutritious vegetables and fruits, legumes that are vegetable protein sources, chicken, fish and meat varieties, eggs, cheese, milk and yogurt are consumed.
GLUTEN-FREE DIET IN ATHLETES
Athletes with gluten allergy or sensitivity may prefer the gluten-free diet method. The amount of carbohydrate an athlete should consume daily varies according to the type and duration of the sport, but it is calculated as 4-5 g/kg/day. In this case, an athlete on a gluten-free diet should take an average of 300 to 400 grams of carbohydrates per day. The alternative foods recommended for athletes who prefer a gluten-free diet are as follows:
- Carbohydrate sources: Rice, corn, flax, potatoes, wheat, soy, tapioca, wild rice, gluten-free oats, buckwheat.
- Protein sources: Meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, dairy products.
- Healthy fats: Vegetable oils, flaxseed, salmon and tuna oils.
- Vegetables: Fresh, frozen or canned, vegetable juices.
GLUTEN-FREE DARK CHOCOLATE
Muscle Cheff’s high-protein and gluten-free dark chocolate is a delicious and healthy snack for those with gluten sensitivity and celiac disease!