Posts Tagged ‘beer and health’
Posted by Bob Skilnik on October 30, 2009
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.”
Posted by Bob Skilnik on November 23, 2008
“An original curative spa therapy connecting a soothing hot bath, the spring of healing mineral water IL-SANO, the unique dark Bathing Beer and rejuvenating effects of beer yeast with a mixture of hops and dehydrated curative herbs.”
The Real Beer Spa – the way to refresh the power of body and mind!
Posted by Bob Skilnik on February 20, 2008
The folks at ColligiateTimes.com have elaborated on a recent study that indicates that beer might be just the thing to quench your thirst and rehydrate your body after a workout, and since anything remotely connected to beer sounds good to me, here ya go!
After students performed strenuous exercise until exhaustion in 104 degree Fahrenheit temperatures, one group was given two pints of beer while the other group drank the same amount of water. Both groups were then allowed to drink as much water as they wanted and their hydration levels were tested soon after. The tests revealed a slightly better measurement in the beer drinkers than those who drank water.
Personally, I’ve never been able to slam a beer after a workout or simply an hour or two in the garden during a warm summer day. Water first (for me), then a beer. But as they say, your results may vary.