Drink THIS after your work-out...better than water?!

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    Nov 06, 2007 8:27 PM GMT
    weird huh...

    After a workout, beer is best, not water
    Posted: Nov 4th 2007 10:13AM by Martha Edwards
    Filed under: Fitness, Healthy Habits

    Heading over to happy hour at your local pub after a good workout seems counterproductive, but it just might be the key to re-hydrating you after a good sweat session. That's right, researchers out of Spain have found that a pint of beer after a workout does a better job of re-hydrating your body than a glass of water could.

    Do you find these results surprising? I do -- I always thought that beer was de-hydrating, not re-hydrating. Still, as long as you follow a healthy diet, I'm sure it couldn't hurt to grab a cold one after a workout. What do you think?
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    Nov 06, 2007 8:43 PM GMT
    yes very surprising !! isn't beer damages the body
    actions that makes the wourkout effective??

    Anyways, I never drink beer ..
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    Nov 06, 2007 9:25 PM GMT
    Some friends of mine once owned a small brewery. Their motto was:

    In vino veritas
    In cerevisia cantos
    In aqua e.coli
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    Nov 06, 2007 9:25 PM GMT
    I usually drink 250 - 500 ml of chocolate milk, depending upon how zapped I feel. Some protein, some carbohydrate, some fat, some minerals, probably about the best recovery drink out there.

    A good dark beer, like a brown ale, or bitter, or a stout wouldn't surprise me though... some carbohydrate, some minerals and flavenoids...
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    Nov 06, 2007 11:10 PM GMT
    I wonder if non-alchoholic beer applies.
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    Nov 10, 2007 2:54 AM GMT
    now all I have to do is wait for the research that extols the virtue of the post-workout martini!
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    Nov 10, 2007 6:42 AM GMT
    THIS is the best news i've received since i started working out. A couple times i have drank beer right after a workout and i did feel strangely hydrated....like not just unthirsty, but that groovy cool feeling that you get right after they put seline in ya after you give blood. Am i the only one who likes how that feels...anyway, try the beer thing.
    LOL, let me be the devil on your shoulder for a moment and say "come on try it, what could be better for you right after a workout then a shot of whole grains?"
  • bigtallguy

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    Nov 10, 2007 7:45 AM GMT
    This is why there is usually a beer tent at the finish line at endurance sports competitions.


    I just recently moved back from Germany and there some non-alcoholic beers are marketed almost exclusively as sports drinks

    http://www.erdinger-alkoholfrei.de/


    The University of Grenada study was also big news there:
    www.bild.t-online.de/BTO/news/2007/11/05/bier-sport/wasser,geo=2861014.html

    of course the germans will be excited to have one more excuse to drink beer....and me too



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    Nov 10, 2007 6:20 PM GMT
    Why doesn't this thread get more attention. Damn, aqua lovers, lol.
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    Oct 24, 2009 2:56 AM GMT

    Ahhhh, this was my first thread. No mystery why it appealed to me, BEER AFTER A RUN......awesome. I've since done it a couple times, I didn't go overboard. It really produces a unique feeling. I guess for me it's because I really do enjoy beer, but I mind my p's and q's. I'm not a huge fan of running though, but I need its benefits. So, to have something I really fancy after doing something I sorta have to do is nice and the running is payment for the beer so no fear of a beer belling forming.



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    Oct 24, 2009 4:12 AM GMT
    I mixed my protein powder with vodka after my run last saturday night. I got wasted.
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    Oct 24, 2009 4:18 AM GMT
    now that sounds good, but i think i'd prefer whiskey with protein, if i dont have the beer
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    Oct 24, 2009 4:38 AM GMT
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    Oct 24, 2009 4:43 AM GMT

    He doesn't run.

  • Celticmusl

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    Oct 24, 2009 4:54 AM GMT
    Lol, he does a beer run every day. You're right though, I don't think beer is as bad as everyone thinks for health....as long as it's in moderation.
  • metalxracr

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    Oct 24, 2009 5:00 AM GMT
    HA! I saw the title and was gonna come in here and sarcastically recommend beer as the best post-work out drink! Hmm.. FAIL on my part! icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 24, 2009 5:05 AM GMT

    It's made out of wheat...good for you. The white and brown liqueurs scare me though. Beer isn't scary, but the white and brown liquors are scary....those are the ones that make the room blurry.
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    Oct 24, 2009 5:07 AM GMT
    NICKSTER saidweird huh...

    After a workout, beer is best, not water
    Posted: Nov 4th 2007 10:13AM by Martha Edwards
    Filed under: Fitness, Healthy Habits

    Heading over to happy hour at your local pub after a good workout seems counterproductive, but it just might be the key to re-hydrating you after a good sweat session. That's right, researchers out of Spain have found that a pint of beer after a workout does a better job of re-hydrating your body than a glass of water could.

    Do you find these results surprising? I do -- I always thought that beer was de-hydrating, not re-hydrating. Still, as long as you follow a healthy diet, I'm sure it couldn't hurt to grab a cold one after a workout. What do you think?



    But actually "WATER" dehydrates you... I found that surprising when I found that out... but its true icon_smile.gif So I just settle for my Gatorade if I need to drink something, but I do drink water when I workout too haha
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    Oct 24, 2009 5:56 AM GMT
    Maybe they're referring to a Porter but I read somewhere that Arnold, the Governator also drank lots of beer during his competitive days. I think that shit caught up to him though. ew!

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    Oct 24, 2009 12:11 PM GMT
    Everything in moderation baby. Everything...

    Celticmusl saidLol, he does a beer run every day. You're right though, I don't think beer is as bad as everyone thinks for health....as long as it's in moderation.
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    Oct 24, 2009 4:09 PM GMT
    steltom saidEverything in moderation baby. Everything...

    Celticmusl saidLol, he does a beer run every day. You're right though, I don't think beer is as bad as everyone thinks for health....as long as it's in moderation.



    including moderation ;)

    so, the non-alcoholic beer is used as a sports drink in europe, eh? i'm curious about this post-blood donation groove that gigi mentioned.

    hmmmmmm... i know nothing about beer. nothing. i don't know the difference between beer, ale, lager, stout, skinny, billy bob, or gertrude. anyway... i always thought beer looked/smelled like urine. how should i go about learning to appreciate it better? is there any type/brand that would be a good intro for the ignorant palette?
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    Oct 24, 2009 4:12 PM GMT
    coconut water. its how all the brazilian soccer players stay so hydrated/sexy!
  • Celticmusl

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    Oct 24, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    tinymike saidcoconut water. its how all the brazilian soccer players stay so hydrated/sexy!


    yeah, coconut water really has a salty taste....it's like all-natural Gatorade!
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    Oct 24, 2009 4:37 PM GMT
    dancerjack said
    steltom saidEverything in moderation baby. Everything...

    Celticmusl saidLol, he does a beer run every day. You're right though, I don't think beer is as bad as everyone thinks for health....as long as it's in moderation.



    including moderation ;)

    so, the non-alcoholic beer is used as a sports drink in europe, eh? i'm curious about this post-blood donation groove that gigi mentioned.

    hmmmmmm... i know nothing about beer. nothing. i don't know the difference between beer, ale, lager, stout, skinny, billy bob, or gertrude. anyway... i always thought beer looked/smelled like urine. how should i go about learning to appreciate it better? is there any type/brand that would be a good intro for the ignorant palette?


    I never really drank beer either but this summer all the mixed drinks just started to become too expensive to drink all night. Someone bought me a Bud Light and I didn't mind the taste. It went down really smooth and it seems to lower my inhibitions more than other forms of alcohol.
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    Oct 24, 2009 5:00 PM GMT
    Celticmusl said
    dancerjack said
    steltom saidEverything in moderation baby. Everything...

    Celticmusl saidLol, he does a beer run every day. You're right though, I don't think beer is as bad as everyone thinks for health....as long as it's in moderation.



    including moderation ;)

    so, the non-alcoholic beer is used as a sports drink in europe, eh? i'm curious about this post-blood donation groove that gigi mentioned.

    hmmmmmm... i know nothing about beer. nothing. i don't know the difference between beer, ale, lager, stout, skinny, billy bob, or gertrude. anyway... i always thought beer looked/smelled like urine. how should i go about learning to appreciate it better? is there any type/brand that would be a good intro for the ignorant palette?


    I never really drank beer either but this summer all the mixed drinks just started to become too expensive to drink all night. Someone bought me a Bud Light and I didn't mind the taste. It went down really smooth and it seems to lower my inhibitions more than other forms of alcohol.


    *makes a mental note that if he ever meets Celticmusl to buy him Bud Light to quickly lower his inhibitions* icon_wink.gificon_twisted.gif