Nutrition Bites: Cup of Joe

February 11:  

Cup of Joe, anyone? 
Don't worry, this isn't a post about coffee being "good" or "bad"...Everyone is different and paying attention to how foods work in your body is important to help you take care of it.  Let's just take a look at how coffee can affect you're game.
  • The caffeine in coffee is stimulant, which is shown to help with exercise performance related to decreased rating of perceived exertion. It may help you feel more awake.
  • The caffeine can act as a diuretic (meaning you'll lose more fluid via urine) BUT only if you don't drink it on a regular basis. If you do, your body is used to it and it is (by nature of being fluid) helpful in hydration. 
Of note: moderate intake of caffeine per day is 250mg...8 ounces of black coffee has about 90mg. 
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