Coffee Before A Workout Could Boost Your Endurance
You either love it or you hate it, but even if you’re the latter, there’s quite a lot of research coming out around coffee that point to some powerful benefits. While there have been a few negative points, such as increasing stress and in large amounts causing problems for the heart, in moderate amounts the warm beverage seems to be right up there with other super foods.
I think the primary reasons for it’s consumption are still both taste the pick-me-up effect that makes it a morning favorite, but there are other reasons that may convince you. One such reason is it’s apparent effect on your endurance. It might not only be good for getting us energized, but also in keeping us going even when we start hurting. The Huffington Post has more:
Higgins found that between 3 and 7 milligrams of caffeine from coffee per kilogram of body weight boosted endurance performance by an average of 24 percent. The amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee can vary depending on how it’s roasted and brewed. The average cup contains anywhere from from 75 mg to 150 mg.
“This is helpful for athletes because coffee is a naturally occurring compound,” Higgins said in a statement. “There’s the potential that getting your caffeine by drinking coffee has similar endurance benefits as taking caffeine pills.”
Putting the taste aside, there’s ample other reasons to get in on the benefits of coffee. Check out the full post for more details.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.