July 21 2016
If recovery is coming slowly for you, there are ways to use fuel—in the form of food—that will help.
Fill your plate with the finest foods to fuel your run. Here are 5 common nutrition questions and our answers!
Is it bad to drink coffee before a morning run?
Worried that your cup of joe will zap moisture pre-run? Don’t be. “It’s a myth that coffee and tea are dehydrating,” says sports dietician Lauren Antonucci, owner of Nutrition Energy in New York City. Because coffee is liquid, it still hydrates you regardless of a mild diuretic effect. Antonucci adds that, in fact, caffeine is a proven performance enhancer: “Athletes use it all the time. It’s not just a placebo.” If it doesn’t bother your tummy, go ahead and enjoy your brew to add a little pep to your early-morning workout.