Celiac.com 07/24/2019 - Tennis champion and world number one, Novak Djokovic helped himself to a taste of Wimbledon famed grass after his historic victory over famously non-gluten-free, Rodger Federer.
According to the 2019 Wimbledon men's singles champion, he continues to power himself to victory with hard work, and a gluten-free diet. In this interview Djokovic talks about the importance of the diet to his improved performance.
The dietary change helped Djokovic trade frequent on-court meltdowns for numerous championships and Grand Slam titles. Djokovic wrote about the importance of his new diet, in his book, Serve To Win. Here's a sample of a single day from Novak's weekly meal and snack list:
Breakfast Water first thing out of bed; two tablespoons of honey; muesli (including organic gluten-free rolled oats, cranberries, raisins, pumpkin or sunflower seeds and almonds)
Mid-morning snack (if needed):
Gluten-free bread or crackers with avocado and tuna
Mixed-greens salad, gluten-free pasta primavera (including rice pasta, summer squash, courgettes, asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes and optional vegan cheese)
Apple with cashew butter; melon
Kale caesar salad (kale, fennel, quinoa and pine nuts) plus dressing (including anchovies or sardines); minestrone soup; salmon fillets (skin on) with roasted tomatoes and marinade