Well, news just doesn’t really get much better than this, does it? Perhaps I’ll have to celebrate these awesome findings by doing a little hydrating on my porch this evening 🙂
Researchers at Granada University in Spain found this Nobel Prize-worthy discovery after months of testing 25 student subjects, who were asked to run on a treadmill in grueling temps (104 degrees F) until they were as close to exhaustion as possible. Half were given water to drink, and the other half drank two pints of Spanish lager. Then the godly researchers measured their hydration levels, motor skills, and concentration ability.
They determined that the beer drinkers had “slightly better” rehydration effects, which researchers attribute to sugars, salts, and bubbles in beer enhancing the body’s ability to absorb water. The carbohydrates in beer also help refill calorie deficits.
Makes perfect sense to me. On my next long run, I’ll be filling my CamelBak with a delicious IPA :p