5 Foods That Boost Your Workout

    A dumbbell, an apple sitting on top of a series of stacked weight plates, and a tape measure wrapped around the apple and weight platesIt 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.

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