Monday, July 15

9 Delicious Senior Muscle Recovery Foods You’ll Want to Know About

Senior Muscle Recovery Food
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Coffee

Did you know that drinking coffee pre- or post-exercise might help reduce DOMS? This is because the caffeine in this senior muscle recovery food blocks receptors for adenosine. Adenosine is a chemical released after injury and activates pain receptors in one’s body.

A 2013 study of 9 men who commonly drank low amounts of caffeine showed that consuming it an hour before an intense workout significantly reduced levels of muscle soreness on the second and third days after exercise, compared with a placebo.

Interestingly, the men experienced more significant reductions in DOMS after using caffeine than the women. However, other studies have had inconsistent results. So, more research is needed.

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