Jiuseppe M Russo RD, CD-N, Clinical Dietitian Manager, Hebrew Health Care
For centuries, caffeine has been one of the most studied ingredients. There is evidence that caffeine can be beneficial, both physically and mentally, during athletic performance.
Caffeine and Mental Performance: Several studies have proven that caffeine increases key aspects of cognitive function.
Caffeine and Physical Performance: There is evidence that caffeine can improve physical performance. It is shown to improve endurance during physical exercise when consumed before the activity.
Caffeine and Hydration: Contrary to popular belief, studies have shown that beverages with caffeine in them can help keep an athlete hydrated during physical performance.