Run a 6k, Drink a 6-Pack?

Not sure about this one, but you got to hand it to Diet Blog for finding this stuff like this. Apparently one researcher thinks beer is a better post workout drink than water. I thought dodo birds were extinct? More from Diet Blog:
Professor Manuel Garzon, of Granada University in Spain has decided that beer is better for post-workout hydration than plain water.


The research included 25 students (not a particularly diverse sample group given that many students are seasoned beer drinkers).

The students were asked to run on a treadmill in very hot temperatures. After the exercise half the group were given a pint of beer, while the others received the same volume of water (from The Telegraph).

Professor Garzon concluded that beer had a 'slightly better' hydrating affect than water.
Is it safe to have a runner’s high and a beer-buzz? Now, in case you’re interested. Here are some of Dr. Fuhrman’s thoughts on alcohol. Take a look:
Researchers have found that even moderate consumption of alcohol—including wine—interferes with blood clotting and, thereby, reduces heart attacks in high-risk populations—people who eat the typical, disease-promoting American diet.


Moderate drinking is defined as a maximum of two drinks for men. Consuming more than this is associated with increased fat around the waist1 and other potential problems. For example, alcohol consumption leads to mild withdrawal sensations the next day that are commonly mistaken for hunger, which leads people to eat more than is genuinely necessary, resulting in weight gain.


1. Dallongeville J, Marecaux N, Ducmetiere P, et al. Influence of alcohol consumption and various beverages on waist girth and waist-to-hip ratio in a sample of French men and women. In J Obes Metab Disord 1998; 22 (12): 1178-1183.
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LLouise - November 9, 2007 2:02 PM

Doesn't beer cause bloating? That must be the "hydrating" effect, lol. I wonder if there is measurable sodium in beer...that also would explain a "plump."

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