Thinking of reaching water after your workout session? Hang on, recent research has just unveiled that beer is actually better than water in replenishing your body following a workout session.

The researcher from Granada University, Spain claimed that the bubbles in beer help quenching the thirst while the carbohydrate can quickly replace lost calories.

Participants were asked to run on treadmill in a hot condition (temperature 40 C) until they were exhausted. The he divided the participants into two groups; the first group was given water while the second group was given beer. The researcher concluded that beer is slightly better than water in rehydrating.

This fact is hard to believe and even harder to practice for me.

First of all if you are maintaining or trying to lose your weight, why waste hours and hours in the gym if you are going to recoup half of the calories your burn by drinking beer immediately?

Second, beer wouldn’t taste very nice on my mouth if I have just exercised for hours and feeling thirsty. Heck drinking beer often makes me thirstier. As a matter of replenishing, there are plenty of electrolytes drinks which taste better than beer after a workout.

Last, I can't tolerate beer on empty stomach. After a workout, chance is my stomach will be empty. Drinking beer on empty stomach will only make it goes straight to my blood. I get nasty stomachache either if I drink beer on empty stomach.

What do you think? Will you consume beer after your workout?

Via Orlando Sentinel Blog.

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13 comments:

  1. Anonymous said...

    Isn't beer diuretic?

  2. Ellen said...

    Slightly better? Those words can mean a lot of thing. It could be just VERY slightly better than water. I think the professor drank few pints of beer with participants of the study the night before, so they were still recovering from hangover during the research.

  3. Matthias Gaspar said...

    Epic research. Apparently they just used 25 respondents, isn't this sample is too narrow to draw conclusion?

  4. Daniel said...

    Do they offer this halfway during the NY Marathon?

  5. Soju said...

    And how much beer you should consume to recover? Last time I drank liquor on empty stomach, my kidney hurt like hell.

  6. Fa Sy said...

    This is so unhelathy. It contradicts the whole idea of working out. I know I'm not gonna try it since I don't drink any type of alcohol whatsoever. I hope they wont start selling beer @ gyms. People will start working out drunk!

  7. Sean said...

    I always thought beer is causing us dehydrating?

  8. YC said...

    I wouldn't want to drink something that tastes bad after a workout! Especially if I'm all beat after it...

  9. RiCOCHET said...

    beer sucks! I'll never drink it after a work out, or even in anytime of the day!

  10. Cherry said...

    Yes I also heard that beer is diuretic and can make you feel dehydrated. Surprisingly this research contradicts that and states otherwise. And you are right, it could be just 0.001% better than water. Anyway, there's no chance I will have beer after my workout.

  11. shern's mom said...

    what a good news for alcoholic. erm, more excuse to frequent the pub.
    not very healthy though!

  12. nimrodjo said...

    I still prefer water than beer...more suitable to my body system...

  13. Kit said...

    If you're serious enough to weigh every calorie that goes into your system, of course beer isn't for you - workout time or party time, you're not grabbing a high calorie beer.
    For the majority of folks exercising and keeping a bit more healthy though, tracking every calorie isn't even close to important.
    Here's something my beer has that your water doesn't - folate, and a few other helpful vites.
    Will I be chugging a beer after every run ?
    Probably not- but I mow my yard with a hand push mower- you betcha THAT is a workout, and I *will* be having a beer after,lol !



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