Anyone who knows me would describe me as a gym rat. Other than a good cup of tea, there's nothing I love more at the end of a long day of work than hitting the weight room floor.
But all of my workouts leave me with one negative side effect: soreness.
I'm sure you are familiar with it: the day after hitting a new personal record in deadlifts or your first 10-mile run, you're sore. This soreness, known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) can persist for days and, in severe cases, can even interfere with day-to-day life.
Luckily for exercise enthusiasts everywhere, in 2008 a group of scientists decided to investigate the effect of black tea on DOMS. Their findings were good news tor tea drinkers everywhere: in the athletes tested, black tea enhanced muscle recovery and decreased DOMS.
So, tea enthusiasts, partake in your favorite blend of black tea whenever you work out. Not only is it enjoyable, but it is also good for your muscles!