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Olympic Swimmer Wins Gold with Gluten-Free Diet | Care2 Healthy

Olympic Swimmer Wins Gold with Gluten-Free Diet | Care2 Healthy

Does cutting gluten turn an athlete into a gold medal Olympian? Maybe. The “gluten-free diet ” has found another stage to make its presence known, the Olympic podium. Several athletes are being reported to have dropped gluten as they trained for this year’s summer games. One athlete who has seen results is U.S. swimmer Dana Vollmer. Vollmer competed in the 2004 Olympics and missed making the team in 2008. She attributed many health issues to her failure to make the team. One of those issues was her stomach aches. After much research, it was determined that she had a gluten intolerance and she’s since gone gluten-free. Vollmer has given many interviews explaining how her new diet has helped her feel better and leaner in the pool. Obviously she’s feeling real good — she won gold in the 100-meter butterfly this week. Not only did her time of 55.98 get her the gold, it broke t...

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