Coffee is probably the most liked drink on the planet, up there with wine and water.
One caveat. Coffee is the most sprayed product on the planet. As such, it is imperative that you consume foods and/or supplements that will remove these from your system.
Aside from the taste and health benefits such as improve immunity, it has a number of benefits for athletes.
Here are some of the results from the studies:
- It isn’t the coffee. It is the caffeine. There is obvious proof that caffeine can have an ergogenic impact, i.e. it may possibly enhance bodily efficiency. Personally, I have experienced distance running with and without coffee and the former is definitely more effective.
NOTE: It can contribute to dehydration if you are not cautious, and it is NOT a 1-to-1 relationship. In other words, if you consume 6 ounces of coffee, you need to consume MORE than that in water, sports drink etc., due to the diuretic effect of the caffeine.
- Caffeine’s impact on athletic efficiency is most noted in endurance sports activities. Recent research have proven that in endurance training, caffeine improves efficiency in addition to reduces muscle ache.
- The European Food Safety Authority lately stated that a “trigger and impact relationship” has been noted for caffeine consumption and elevated endurance efficiency , endurance sport(s) , and a reduction in perceived exertion; that is, with caffeine, long distance running feels easier.
From a Natural Medicine perspective, there’s an interesting relationship, a mix of yin-yang happening. Caffeine is a known stimulant, whereas endurance sports activities, when carried out repeatedly, will calm an individual down. Nice mix right here.
Dr. David Orman is the creator of the formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and developer of Dr. Orman Wellness School. He has lectured to Congress, taught at major universities and has had over 30 professional articles published. He is also a marathoner. . . . and coffee lover.