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Your Running Life: Nutrition

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.

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