This week saw the start of Wimbledon and it seems that the players' diets are being discussed as much as their on-court performances.
British hopeful Andy Murray, defending champion Novak Djokovic and German tennis ace Sabine Lisicki have all gone gluten free after discovering they have food intolerances, and have reported improved sporting performance since changing their diets.
Commenting on this, Matt Lovell, Elite Sports Nutritions, said: "Food intolerance can comprimise performance on a number of levels.
"Studies have shown significant improvement in sports stars who remove trigger foods from their diets, and Novak Djokovic has widely attributed his stellar rise to the top of his sport to the identification of gluten intolerance”.
Allergy UK estimates that 45 per cent of the UK suffers from food intolerance – a different condition from food allergies and one with an incredibly varied array of symptoms including migraine, extreme exhaustion, skin inflammation, fatigue and IBS.
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