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Scientists suggest beer after a workout
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar

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Posted By:tisHimself, 2/11/2013 1:13:17 PM

Researchers at Granada University in Spain have found that beer can help the body rehydrate better after a workout than water or Gatorade. Professor Manuel Garzon also claimed the carbonation in beer helps to quench the thirst and that its carbohydrate content can help replace lost calories, The Telegraph reports. The study involved a group of students who 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.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/11/2013 1:27:48 PM     (No. 9170338)

I´ll second that!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/11/2013 1:28:10 PM     (No. 9170341)

I love Liquid Bread!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HalfNorsk, 2/11/2013 1:31:19 PM     (No. 9170344)

Absolutely the best news of the week. Guess it´s time for another workout!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/11/2013 1:37:28 PM     (No. 9170354)

Science rules!


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 2/11/2013 1:40:23 PM     (No. 9170359)

Duh.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/11/2013 2:02:03 PM     (No. 9170419)

I usually drink Gatorade during my tennis matches and beer afterward. Looks like I need to reverse that. Could lead to some awesome overheads.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rarebear, 2/11/2013 2:04:10 PM     (No. 9170427)

Philosopher Hank Hill once remarked (more as s statement of universal truth than a rhetorical question) "Is there anything beer can´t do?". He was right, of course.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 2/11/2013 2:06:13 PM     (No. 9170433)

I may have to get a a gymn membership again!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 2/11/2013 2:07:55 PM     (No. 9170435)

Agreed! After working a few hours in the yard, a near-frozen Yuengling hits the proverbial spot!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Grady, 2/11/2013 2:31:19 PM     (No. 9170491)

Guess I was a scientist all along.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/11/2013 2:43:08 PM     (No. 9170510)

My gym has been closed since the recent "superstorm" floods.

When it reopens in April ... I´ll be prepared. But - I might start practicing now.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: varkdriver, 2/11/2013 2:59:41 PM     (No. 9170543)

If it´s so helpful after a workout, why not before? During? Or [my personal favorite] in lieu of a workout?


Cheers!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/11/2013 3:02:18 PM     (No. 9170549)

This idea is total nonsense. N-o-t-h-i-n-g hydrates the human body like water. N-o-t-h-i-n-g!! To suggest otherwise is just plain stupid. If you were to be admitted to a hospital suffering from dehydration I seriously doubt the ER physician would start an IV with beer - although I wouldn`t complain......./s

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Reply 14 - Posted by: silencedogood, 2/11/2013 3:33:15 PM     (No. 9170606)

For those of you who watched ´Cheers´ - this one´s for you!

Well ya see, Norm, it’s like this… A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That’s why you always feel smarter after a few beers.

- Cliff Clavin, of Cheers

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/11/2013 4:14:43 PM     (No. 9170702)

Safari Man suggests beer instead of a workout.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: mjolnir, 2/11/2013 11:19:47 PM     (No. 9171240)

This is news? I´ve known this for 40 years!

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