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Nonalcoholic beer aids in recovery?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 26, 2011 at 9:17 PM

New York Times article reports on research that nonalcoholic beer contributes to recovery of marathon runners.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/nonalcoholic-beer-aids-marathon-recovery/

The author states that only nonalcoholic beer has this effect but from the description, this research didn't test alcoholic beer (because it would have been "impossible" for a marathon runner to drink a liter and a half of beer per day [ha!]. Also interesting that they attribute the effect to polyphenols.

As a low-carber that plays soccer, I'll occasionally get a sorghum beer after a game. Interestingly, I don't get the middle of the night leg cramps when I have a beer post-game. Even added it to my ritual.

So why not beer after exercise?

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on August 27, 2011
at 05:01 PM

Dehydration is definitely an issue. Didn't drink enough water last night and no amount of beer could help me.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

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on August 27, 2011
at 04:59 PM

What perfectly corroborating evidence!

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on August 26, 2011
at 10:02 PM

My English husband used to run marathons (in London) and would always head to the local pub afterwards...

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on August 26, 2011
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Middle of the night leg cramps could be a cause of dehydration. I used to get them and it was/is related directly to dehydration.

So maybe the sorghum bear gives you enough hydration to not get the cramps, or maybe it is some magically source of greatness.

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on August 27, 2011
at 05:01 PM

Dehydration is definitely an issue. Didn't drink enough water last night and no amount of beer could help me.

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