Is a gluten-free diet beneficial for cyclists?

Would ditching gluten from your diet make you a better cyclist? We explain what gluten is and why some cyclists could benefit from cutting it out of their food

Gluten-free grains

(Image credit: Daniel Gould)

By Laura Tilt

Gluten has become a bit of a dirty word in recent years, blamed for everything from bloating to brain fog, and worse still, inflammation.

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BreakfastWeetabixOats, Rice Krispies
LunchBreadCorn cakes or rice cakes
DinnerPastaRice or potatoes or gluten-free pasta
SnacksToast, biscuits, malt loafFlapjack, fruit, yoghurt, trek bars

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