Wednesday, July 28, 2010

beer is best! (post exercise)

forget the water...pass me a cold one?

beer hydrates better than water

seriously...some researchers decided to see which was best for re-hydrating after working out and beer topped water. a few excerpts from the article linked to above...

"Researchers at Granada University in Spain have come across a discovery that will undoubtedly please athletes and sports enthusiasts - a pint of beer post-workout or match is better at rehydrating the human body than water.

...Researchers believe that it is the sugars, salts, and bubbles in a beer that may help people absorb fluids more quickly.

The subjects in the study were asked to run on a treadmill at temperatures of 104F (40C) until they were close to exhaustion...

Half of the subjects were given two half pints of Spanish lager to drink, and the other half were given just water.

Garzon said that the rehydration effection in those who were given beer was "slightly better" than those who were given only water. He also believes that the carbon dioxide in beer helps quench thirst more quickly, and that beer's carbohydrates replace calories lost during physical exertion"

...hmmm, seems i shouldn't be questioning dh when he reaches for a brew on a hot day instead of h2o after taking the boys on a long walk.

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