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The gluten-free edge : a nutrition and training guide for peak athletic performance and an active gluten-free life / Peter Bronski and Melissa McLean Jory.

By: Bronski, Peter.
Contributor(s): Jory, Melissa McLean.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Experiment, 2012Description: x, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781615190522 (pbk.); 161519052X (pbk.).Subject(s): Gluten-free diet | Athletes -- NutritionDDC classification: 641.56318
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Since the advent of sport, athletes have worked to gain an edge on their competition--to look, feel, and perform their best--through both training and nutrition. Today, science is increasingly showing the negative impact that gluten, a protein in wheat, barley, and rye, can have on health.

For the estimated 30 million Americans with forms of gluten intolerance, such as celiac disease, this all-too-common protein can cause gastrointestinal trouble, inflammation, muscle fatigue, and mental fog that hinder an active lifestyle and negatively impact athletic performance. The solution: a whole-foods, nutrient-dense gluten-free diet.

Others who voluntarily eat gluten-free can also discover an edge they never knew was missing: faster recovery, reduced inflammation, improved digestion, and increased athletic performance.

The Gluten-Free Edge is the first comprehensive resource that includes:
* What gluten is and how it negatively impacts health and athletic performance
* The myriad benefits of adopting a gluten-free nutrition plan
* What to eat during training, competition, and recovery
* How to deal with group meals, eating on the road, and getting "glutened"
* Insights from prominent athletes already living the gluten-free edge
* And 50 simple, high-octane recipes to fuel your performance

Whether you've been diagnosed with gluten intolerance or simply want to get ahead of the competition, this book is for you. Your own gluten-free edge is waiting.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. ix)
  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • Pete's Story (p. 8)
  • Melissa's Story (p. 13)
  • 1 G Is for Gluten (p. 19)
  • 2 Why All Athletes Should Care About Gluten (p. 35)
  • 3 Get Your Motor Running: How the Body Stores and Uses Energy (p. 69)
  • 4 Fueling the Engine: The Food Foundation (p. 79)
  • 5 Special Considerations (p. 116)
  • 6 High Octane: Gluten-Free for Maximum Performance (p. 134)
  • 7 Channel Your Inner Camel: The Importance of Proper Hydration (p. 163)
  • 8 Getting Personal: Sport-, Gender-, and Age-Specific Advice (p. 183)
  • 9 Time for a Tune-up (p. 218)
  • 10 No Train, No Gain: Training and Exercise Strategies to Complement Nutrition (p. 228)
  • 11 On Your Mark, Get Set, Cook! Flavorful, Nutrient-Dense Recipes (p. 247)
  • Breakfasts (p. 253)
  • Smoothies (p. 261)
  • On the Go: Snacks and Trial Food (p. 264)
  • Salads and Savory Dips (p. 272)
  • Lunches and Dinners (p. 279)
  • Desserts (p. 307)
  • Metric Conversion Charts (p. 311)
  • Glossary (p. 313)
  • Notes (p. 325)
  • Photo Acknowledgments (p. 358)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 359)
  • Index (p. 362)
  • About the Authors (p. 372)