.....research and beer:
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Researchers at Granada University in Spain have come across a discovery that will undoubtedly please athletes and sports enthusiasts - a pint of beer post-workout or match is better at rehydrating the human body than water.
Professor Manuel Garzon, a member of Granada's medical faculty, made the finding after tests on 25 students over several months. Researchers believe that it is the sugars, salts, and bubbles in a beer that may help people absorb fluids more quickly.
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.
The average person loses around 1 liter (33oz) of water for every hour of exercise in sweat. Rehydrating after a workout is crucial, as a lack of hydration is more likely to make one feel tired, fuzzyheaded, and suffer from headaches.
Based on the results of the study, researchers recommend moderate consumption of beer as a part of athletes' diets. "Moderate consumption" for men is 500ml per day, and for women is 250ml per day.
So that explains why Babe Ruth was so good. His method of training was nearly 100 years ahead of its time.
Has the water and sports drink cartel been suppressing this valuable information for decades? I can see the book already.
Will run for scenery.
I call shenanigans.
Where do they claim to have found students who were willing to not drink beer ?
I will have to conduct repeated experiments before I'll believe it.
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Spanish lager?? i can only imagine if they tried to reproduce the experiment in Belgium, results would be off the charts.
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This is the greatest research study ever. If they need to repeat it I wil happily participate. Of not, I will happily conduct my own personal study. Lol
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Will this work with an IPA?
I always thought that Coors Light was just flavored water. That would invalidate the results I am afraid.
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Yes it will, though I only have a dataset of 1. Try it and report back, then we'll have an n of 2!
I always plan workouts right before our department's monthly social just so I can use the beer to rehydrate
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10K 49:41 (10/13/14)
Funny, I never actually noticed it had any flavor.
I will also add that I have performed the experiment in reverse, and it does not appear to work quite so well.
This could prove to be problematic, since I usually run in the morning before work.
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Just show the research to your employer and express to them just how concerned you are about job performance. You gotta do whatcha gotta do!!!