This is a new one. Did you know that drinking a cup of coffee with a plate of carbs will help athletes recover from their training sessions faster? This is according to research published in the Adelaide Advertiser. They go on to state that combing food with caffeine dramatically boosts the body’s levels of glycogen, which is the main fuel source for muscles.
Of those who added caffeine to their post-exercise meal had 66 per cent more glycogen in their muscles than those who left the caffeine off.
Reasearch indicates that carbohydrates and caffeine improve a variety of athletic performances but this is the first study to show that the combination of the two used afterwards can rapidly help muscles refuel.
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