Benefits of Beer in Running For Runners
Posted by Bob Skilnik on November 26, 2008
Staying on the theme of beer and exercise, I ran across this posting. The website is aimed at marathon runners, but the consumption of beer by marathon runners is widely practiced. Anybody who can run 26 miles deserves a beer.
“Beer contains predominantly water and carbohydrate, both of which are essential in post-race recovery. A recent study at Granada University in Spain found that the sugars, salts and bubbles in a pint can help athletes absorb fluids more quickly than rehydrating with water.
“The carbon dioxide in beer helps quench thirst more quickly, while the carbohydrates replace some of the calories lost through exercise.”