Can You Drink Coffee Before Exercise 

Is Coffee recommended as a Pre-workout Drink?

According to the published Journal of Applied Physiology, researchers found that drinking coffee before a workout can actually make one feel more enjoyable.

Consuming Coffee before exercise causes fat cells to be used as an energy source. At the same time, the high amounts of caffeine in black coffee will increase your metabolism, burning more calories throughout the day. Having coffee before exercise enhances that effect.

Caffeine's effects on the body typically peak about one to 2 hours after you drink it, meaning you ought to aim to start out your workout an hour after downing a cup of joe reaping the utmost benefits.

Coffee is usually totally fine, even beneficial before exercising, but with the reminder that water is the most vital beverage before, during and after a sweat session. Rehydrate your body with water first before any caffeine.

As long as you're drinking enough water, regardless of your exercise regimen, a cup of coffee before your next workout isn't only safe, but it could actually help you work out harder and longer. 

Sports dietitian Angie Asche suggests “a slice of whole-wheat bread or a banana with a spoonful of peanut or almond butter is a superb combination of both carbs and protein before your workout”, the carbohydrates will offer you energy while protein helps muscle growth. Bananas are loaded with carbohydrates and potassium, and make excellent snacks before a workout.

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