Beer Helps with Post-Exercise Hydration

Beer What prefer after a long workout: a sports drink or a beer with friends? Researchers in Australia have been published a new study showing beer can actually be a good choice. Just be sure to choose a beer with a low alcohol, high in sodium.

Ben Densbrow, Ph.D. He is an associate professor at Griffith University. He and his research team designed a test with twelve male athletes whose levels of nutrition and health were rated half before each visit. Each phase of the trial included a session of physical activity aimed at helping volunteers in weight loss, and after each session, each participant drank a beer test. one with low levels of alcohol with 25 mmol / L added sodium, low levels of alcohol with 50 mmol / L added sodium, half the strength of alcoholic beer, or mid beer: two kinds of beer were used force with 25 mmol / L sodium. Participants were observed for four hours after consumption of beer to control your fluid balance and other physical markers.

The study concluded retention of athletes was higher when they drank the beer that had the highest sodium content combined with the lowest concentration of alcohol. It should be noted that while this beer improved hydration, none of the participants returned to the hydration level they had before training. Densbrow adds:

The most important aspect of any rehydration solution is the amount of volume that can consume … and people not only like to drink beer, but who like to drink large quantities of beer .

conventional wisdom says the beer would be likely to worsen hydration compared with non-alcoholic beverages, due to its diuretic properties. However, Denbrow says that the body is biologically predisposed to retain any type of liquid after exercise. Their research shows how to exploit this predisposition. Dr. Denbrow follows:

It’s not just about the nutritional profile. It is also a social context of people are involved in monitoring effort. People like getting together after work or sport and beer is a natural complement to the congregation.

Dr. Denbrow adds that wanted to know

If someone is going to drink beer, there are properties within the beer can be manipulated to make it better?

Let’s raise a glass to that.

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