One of our loyal readers, Max, pointed us to an article he read that shows beer is great for post workout hydration.
The subjects in the study were asked to run on a treadmill at temperatures of 104F (40C) until they were close to exhaustion. Once they had reached the point of giving up, researchers measured their hydration levels, motor skills, and concentration ability.
Half of the subjects were given two half pints of Spanish lager to drink, and the other half were given just water.
Garzon said that the rehydration effection in those who were given beer was “slightly better” than those who were given only water. He also believes that the carbon dioxide in beer helps quench thirst more quickly, and that beer’s carbohydrates replace calories lost during physical exertion.
With that kind of information, Lance’s Brews Day Beer Reviews will help pick out the best choices for your rehydration beverage.
See…we knew that there was value to beer and mountain bikes in one site. Besides, we were looking out for you! Oh by the way…you’re welcome!