The Diet

Nutrition

   At Dark Sky CrossFit we believe that with education on nutrition everyone can become healthier, stronger and a better athlete.  Although we hate the commercialized definition of the word diet, we are all on a diet. Whatever we eat is our “diet”.  With solid nutrition and high quality, non processed foods, our bodies can perform at the next level. Nutrition is the foundation for a strong, fit and healthy body.  If your goals include any of the following, then ask your coach what you need to be doing about your diet!

  •  Lose weight
  •  Lose fat
  • Gain strength
  • Gain lean muscle
  • Perform better
  • Be Faster and Stronger
  • Improve Cholesterol
  • Fight heart disease
  • Combat diabetes
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Improve overall health

Gluten found in wheat, rye, and  barley, is a composite of the proteins gliadin and glutenin. Around 1% of the  population are celiacs,  people who are completely and utterly intolerant of any gluten. In celiacs, any gluten in  the diet can be disastrous. We’re talking compromised calcium and vitamin D3  levels, hyperparathyroidism, bone defects. Really terrible stuff.  And it gets worse: just because you’re not diagnosed as a celiac doesn’t mean you aren’t  susceptible to the ravages of gluten. One study showed that 29% of asymptomatic (read: not celiac) people  nonetheless tested positive for anti-gliadin IgA in their stool. Anti-gliadin  IgA is an antibody produced by the gut, and it remains there until it’s  dispatched to ward off gliadin – a primary component of gluten. Basically, the  only reason anti-gliadin IgA ends up in your stool is because your body sensed  an impending threat – gluten. If gluten poses no threat, the anti-gliadin IgA  stays in your gut.

 

 

 

 

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