Novak Djokovic serves …honey

What does it take to become the number one tennis player in the world? A lot of practice. Nerves of steel. And, if you’re Novak Djokovic, a strict gluten-free diet that he says has played a major role in helping him attain the number one ranking. The newly crowned U.S. Open men’s singles winner and reigning Wimbledon champion reveals what he eats during a tournament, in his book Serve to Win. And honey’s one of them. “I eat two spoonfuls of honey,” he says. “Every day. I know what you’re thinking: Honey is sugar. Well, yes, it is. But your body needs sugar. In particular, it needs fructose, the sugar found in fruits, some vegetables, and especially honey. What it doesn’t need is processed sucrose, the stuff in chocolate, soda, or most energy drinks that gives you an instant sugar shot in the body, where you feel like ‘Wow!’ I don’t like ‘wow.’ ‘Wow’ is no good. If you have ‘wow’ now, that means in thirty minutes you’re going to have ‘woe.’”