It's Better To Drink Beer After Exercise Than Water

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.

Professor Manuel Garzon, a member of Granada's medical faculty, made the finding after tests on 25 students over several months. 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. Once they had reached the point of giving up, researchers measured their hydration levels, motor skills, and concentration ability.

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.

The average person loses around 1 liter (33oz) of water for every hour of exercise in sweat. Rehydrating after a workout is crucial, as a lack of hydration is more likely to make one feel tired, fuzzyheaded, and suffer from headaches.

Based on the results of the study, researchers recommend moderate consumption of beer as a part of athletes' diets. "Moderate consumption" for men is 500ml per day, and for women is 250ml per day.

So that explains why Babe Ruth was so good. His method of training was nearly 100 years ahead of its time.

Comments

Marijuana is better than beer after a workout.

God yes, I love being completely cottonmouthed and so thirsty that I can't even swallow when I'm near death from dehydration. Feels awesome!

You aren't near death from dehydration after a workout you moron.

Look at it this way: alcohols are intrinsic building blocks of the human chemistry. Of course they are going to potentially afford man with some positives, one of which seems to be this.
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This article does a nice job outlining alcohol's role and why it might be better for us than many critics have long thought:

yes it is ;)

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take it a step higher

Legalize homegrowing now!

Hahaha...nice. Good to know that before the scientific 'facts' were introduced, I'd been practicing the best method anyway.

:)

beer is better for Marijuana than newbs

Yes I agree, but I think "
It's Better To Drink Beer than Exercise in Water"

haha, that is the best comment on here by far

Beer - It helped shape civilization, and it can hydrate better than water. Truly, the wonder drink!

Look at it this way: alcohols are intrinsic building blocks of the human chemistry. Of course they are going to potentially afford man with some positives, one of which seems to be this.

This article does a nice job outlining alcohol's role and why it might be better for us than many critics have long thought:

http://www.beer-universe.com/beer-education-article/2009-06-09/Beer-An-Organic-Boon-or-Bust/

Amino acids are the building blocks of 'the human chemistry.' But, I like the way you think.

BEER not the american excuse for it. European beer is real, as opposed to the gassy flavourless excuse for beer sold in the US.

Yeah, like *spanish lager* is any better...

COCAIN

cool, so i'll bring a 40 of 8-ball to my track meets instead of a bottle of gatorade.

You people are aware it said slightly in quotations. and still just because its hydrating your body still doesn't kill the fact its destroying your liver and making your motor skills worse by hurting your brain. Did you also notice it didn't say there motor skills improved by drinking beer, or concentration ability. So you hydrate faster that's it, even though you hydrate faster, take to guys one that drinks water and one that drinks beer, who do you think will die first. Sad to say, but marijuana is healthier than beer.(im not condoning marijuana either though) Marijuana doesn't harm the body"as much".

the one who drank water duh

You say alcohol is so destructive, judging by your inability to compose coherent sentences I'd say you've had too much. "Also notice it didn't say 'there'"...it's THEIR, it's your language, at least speak it right.

Regardless, there are hundreds of thousands of things that will kill you, drinking rational amounts of alcohol isn't an issue.

I like this researcher! Good stuff :-)

I think they both are good and if i was clear headed all the time i'd kill myself

I always new it was good for you after a workout. It's like having a bowl of breakfast cereal. You are getting your grains....malt, barley, hops.

I'll tell ya what. After running 26.2 miles, a beer is the best thing you've ever tasted, and it goes right to your head, producing such happy hormones. You forget how awful the last 3.5 hours were, and life is awesome again!

smoke a fat blunt after a hard workout,mad relaxes your muscles and it's way better than brew.

ya thats true. but you could just smoke a blunt over a six pack. always seems to work for me.

C'mon guys ... there's room after a hard workout, or even a short walk, for both a fatty and cold one. Why worry about which one's more beneficial when you can feel twice as good just by pairing them together. Puff, sip and enjoy!

I'm a decent athlete and after turning 21 and drinking beer and getting completely drunk at least twice weekely seems ive got more motivation to work out.! And seems to help me i'm deffinately not sore after a long workout after i get trashed on beer !

How can you compare beer and water? of course beer will be better than water! You need to compare beer and an electrolyte type fluid. Gatorade would be one. Also compare beer and waxy maize starch in a protein shake or even dextrose protein combination. That study is silly and has no merit imo.

cool, so i'll bring a 40 of Old English to my track meets instead of a bottle of gatorade.That should go over well.... not

You people are aware it said slightly in quotations. and still just because its hydrating your body still doesn't kill the fact its destroying your liver and making your motor skills worse by hurting your brain. Did you also notice it didn't say there motor skills improved by drinking beer, or concentration ability.

I like this researcher! Good stuff :-)

I have no problem drinking beer after going to the gym. You tell me it's healthy for me that's a bonus!

but drinking beer after workout. I mean seriously? This has to be a paid sponsor by some beer brewing company I would think.

Who funded this research?

I think not at all. My husband tried this before and it made him spent the holidays in the hospital. The doctor said that beer will make your heart beat faster after an exercise then if your body cannot handle it, the heart will fail. Thankfully, he's fine now.

I like this researcher! Good stuff :d

Marijuana isn't better than beer after a workout. Beer rulez.!

I think not at all. My husband tried this before and it made him spent the holidays in the hospital. The doctor said that beer will make your heart beat faster after an exercise then if your body cannot handle it, the heart will fail. Thankfully, he's fine now.

this is retarded

this is retarded

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It was a very nice idea! Just wanna say thank you for the information you have shared. Just continue writing this kind of post. I will be your loyal reader.

This sounds like a great idea if you can keep it to one, otherwise there go the benefits!

The doctor said that beer will make your heart beat faster after an exercise then if your body cannot handle it, the heart will fail.Thanks!