After the Smuttynose Marathon, I started reading Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition book to begin preparing for the Boston marathon and the 200 mile Ragnar Relay.
Unfortunately, I have been so busy with work, weddings, moving back home from the city and other events in my life that training hasn’t been a top priority. However, I have been trying to follow a tip I learned from Nancy’s book:
Drink your coffee at least an hour before your meal instead of during or after. The coffee soaks up the iron and nutrients before your body gets to soak them up.
I also thought this to be an appropriate time to also bring up another fact from Nancy Clark’s book since we recently had the Four Loko rise and fall. Nancy Clark’s book posed the question “If I drink too much alcohol, will coffee help sober me up?” Her answer is:
No. Coffee will just make you a wide-awake drunk. Coffee does not speed the time needed for the liver to detoxify alochol. But coffee does get some water into your body, and that can have a positive effect.