Mostly people are coffee addict and get excuses to gulp this dark black beverage any time of the day. But now you do not have to look for any excuses to drink coffee. A recent study in the University of Georgia suggests that caffeine in coffee can enhance your endurance while exercising.
Normally athletes and sport persons use caffeine pills before exercising or playing to get energy and higher stamina. But Simon Higgins a doctoral student in Georgia University says, “There’s a perception that coffee won’t give you the same benefits as pure caffeine. New research could mean that athletes could have a cup of coffee versus taking a pill.”
Now that’s a really great tiding for all the coffee lovers specifically the bikers and runners are going to get more benefit from the coffee.
This issue needs more research, says Higgins. To him it is yet to be determined that what specific quantity of caffeine is required to get the desired results. He says, “There is a caveat to athletes using coffee: Be careful because you don’t know how much caffeine is in some coffee, especially when it’s prepared by someone else,”.
So whats the solution. Higgins has the solution too, Athletes should run their caffeine use through their sports dietitian as the NCAA lists it as a banned substance.”
To go through the full research read this month’s issue of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.