Scientists suggest beer after a workout

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Scientists suggest beer after a workout
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Fri, 10-18-2013 - 3:12pm

More like I need a beer to get me to go work out. ;)

"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."

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What do you think? Will you be sticking to your gatorade? Personally, I'm not a beer fan at all so this would be useless to me. And, the bit about replacing lost calories — isn't that the point of working out? To lose calories?

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Fri, 10-18-2013 - 3:19pm
That's awesome! I have to say though that the last thing I'm craving after a workout is a beer. All I want to drink is water! I know some guys that would like this information though ;) You made a good point about the calories, it wouldn't help with what you burned off. You don't want to pack them back on. Maybe lite beer in that case ;)

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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 7:31am

Is this serious?

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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 10:17am

Asia1405 wrote:

Is this serious?

According to the article, yep. Crazy, right? But it doesn't surprise me — red meat is bad for you, red meat is good for you, eggs are bad for you, eggs are good for you. Doesn't seem like anything they come up with is really proven. 

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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 10:20am

melissamc wrote:
That's awesome! I have to say though that the last thing I'm craving after a workout is a beer. All I want to drink is water! I know some guys that would like this information though ;) You made a good point about the calories, it wouldn't help with what you burned off. You don't want to pack them back on. Maybe lite beer in that case ;)

I'm guessing a dark stout won't help either. 

I can't imagine guzzling a beer after. It just seems too heavy. :/ 

Of course, if you're the type to drink a beer after a workout then I'm really going to assume you aren't *really* working out. ;) 

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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 11:21am

It does sound really odd that they would suggest beer to replace calories. Isn't the entire point of working out to burn calories?

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Wed, 10-23-2013 - 11:11am
This wouldn't work for me but I'm sure some people will rejoice at the news! :-)
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Wed, 10-23-2013 - 11:12am
" Isn't the entire point of working out to burn calories?" My thoughts exactly! :-)
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Tue, 10-29-2013 - 2:54pm

Yup that was my thought on it too, lol. Silly scientists!

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Fri, 11-08-2013 - 11:57am

I think this study was funded by Anheuser Busch! 

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Fri, 11-15-2013 - 11:42am
HA! True. :-)