Often the subject of controversy among athletes and followers of a healthy lifestyle is disputes about the admissibility of eating chocolate before or after training. This is normal because people who play sports try to monitor the health of their bodies and eat predominantly healthy and non-harmful foods. And although the composition of the chocolate has long been studied by scientists, the debate about its effect on the body has not subsided so far. But be that as it may, scientists still have not come to a consensus on the benefits of chocolate for athletes.
We know that after intense training, the athlete’s heart and central nervous system are in tension. And coffee drinks, due to the caffeine content, stimulate the nervous system and have an exciting effect on the body. Therefore, additional stimulation can harm the body.
The chocolate as a life style
Therefore, a caffeinated drink is best consumed before exercise. And many athletes do just that. Indeed, there is such a term as “coffee addiction”, they talk about it like about nicotine, but of course it brings much less harm. If coffee is regularly loaded before training, then during the period of refusal of caffeine, a significant decrease in motivation and endurance during training can be observed.