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Going Gluten-Free at the Sochi Winter Olympics

Sochi_2014_Winter_Olympics_Games_LogoGluten-free diets are becoming more popular than ever before. In fact, the benefits associated with these types of diets are being ignored by no one. That is why it is no surprise that several of the athletes competing in the 2014 Winter Games are following strictly gluten-free diets. The Olympics began last week in Sochi and the games are already in full swing. From speed skating to ice hockey, there is something for everyone. With dozens of athletes taking advantage of gluten-free diets, we are eager to see how they perform.

Many of the athletes following a gluten-free diet actually have celiac disease, a condition that makes it difficult for the body to process gluten. While a gluten-free diet can correct these issues, there are also several additional health benefits that go along with it. In fact, a gluten-free diet can be beneficial for just about anyone.

Chris CrevlingJust some of the athletes who follow a gluten-free diet include speed skater Chris Creveling, bobsledder Elana Meyers, combined skater Todd Lodwick and bobsledder Jazmine Fenlator. These are just some of the athletes from the United States alone taking advantage of a gluten-free lifestyle. Surely, there are dozens of athletes, maybe even hundreds from other countries who are competing gluten-free right now.

We are happy to hear that so many athletes of Olympic caliber are discovering the benefits of gluten-free diets. For more information about living life without gluten, keep checking back with the Little Aussie Bakery & Café!


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