Caffeine from a coffee bean can block pain.
Do you have sore muscles from a grueling workout and are in need of a quick pick-me-up? Then a pit stop to a coffee shop will help. Not since the release of double stuffed Oreos has a two for one deal been so popular! A study published in the Journal of Pain found that women who ingested two cups of coffee 24 to 48 hours following exercise of the quadriceps reported less muscle soreness compared to after taking a placebo. The women were also able to produce a greater amount of muscle force during subsequent exercise.
Pain relief in a (coffee bean) nut shell
Caffeine may stop pain by blocking a neurotransmitter that send the “ouch” signal to muscles, explains study co-author Steven Broglio, Ph D., of the University of Illinois.
Here is a recipe for a post workout protein shake: one part coffee buzz two parts delicious.
1 cup skim milk
20 mg vanilla whey protein powder
½ tsp instant coffee
6 ice cubes
Blend until desired consistency and serve.
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 179, Total Fat: 2g , Sat Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 160 mg, Total Carbohydrate: 18 g, Fiber: 0g Sugars: 15 g, Protien: 22g
Vanilla Cappuccino Shake