Study Says, Drinking Coffee Improves Sports Performance!


Researchers have found that drinking coffee is connected with improving sports performance in both men and women.

For the study, published in the journal Nutrients, the researchers from Coventry University in the UK selected 38 participants (19 men, 19 women) and found that drinking caffeinated coffee improves the speed of cycling.

According to the Coventry University researchers, participants restricted with the coffee consumption for 12 hours before drinking coffee of caffeine, a placebo in water or nothing else as a control.

In a 5 km time trial of the cycling, coffee ingestion, and the performance of both men and women improved by approximately nine seconds and six seconds as compared with placebo and control.

More research suggests that both men and women respond similarly to coffee and that its ingestion may be a practical source of caffeine prior to exercise for improving performance.

To date, much of the research on this topic has focused only on anhydrous caffeine and men, said the researchers.