It turns out that the food you eat can do more than replenish the stores of energy and fluid you lose while exercising — some can help you get more from your workout, as well as aid your endurance and recovery.
Here are five foods to make your workout easier:
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1. Coffee: Runners love a cup of pre-race joe for the pep it puts in their step. Research shows that the caffeine in coffee can enhance physical endurance and stamina, making a long run or ride feel easier. Iced or hot green tea works too. Feel free to add milk, but skip the sugar, which can negate the caffeine kick.