You still might want to brown-bag it at the gym until this becomes common knowledge.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Forget water or Gatorade. The drink of choice to rehydrate after a workout is beer.Not mentioned in the article is the remarkable discovery that the alcohol component of the brew helps numb joint and muscle pain caused by working out in the first place.
Researchers at Granada University in Spain found beer can help retain liquid better than water alone.
The results were published in the British newspaper The Telegraph.
The study involved a group of students. They were asked to work out until their body temperature reached 104 degrees.
Researchers then gave beer to half of the students and water to the other half.
They said the bubbles in the beer help quench thirst while the carbohydrates help make up for burned calories.
A cardiologist with the Real Madrid football team told the paper he has long recommended beer to professional sportsmen after exhausting activities.
Who'da thunk it?
h/t: Moe Lane.