Have Coffee After a Workout
A double espresso as a recovery drink? There's actual research behind this. It has to do with replenishing glycogen stores in muscles. Glycogen, found in carbohydrates, is the fuel your body runs on, and a killer workout depletes your glycogen reserves. A study in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that muscle glycogen levels were replenished faster when athletes consumed a complex carb drink infused with caffeine as opposed to when they had a carb-rich beverage without caffeine.