Beer: Now scientifically better than water

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by msr, Jun 4, 2009.

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    You always knew it. You just couldn’t prove it.

    Well, now sciences backs you up: beer is better at post-workout rehydration than water.

    According to a study in Granada — that bastion of scientific inquiry — rehydration was “slightly better” in beer drinkers than those who were given only water after a grueling treadmill run to exhaustion in 104-degree heat.

  2. Fantastic! SCIENTIFIC PROOF!! You can't argue with that!

  3. msr

    msr LE

    Am just off to try a statistically meaningful sample myself :)

  4. The beer in t'olden days was a lot weaker than the current crop of designer and cask beers which was due, primarily, to the quality of the yeast. Modern yeasts are capable of withstanding much higher concentrations of alcohol.

    People also drank beer because the available water was rancid and the alcohol in the beer killed off the bugs!

    Mine's a pint!

  5. There were different 'strengths' of beer even then e.g full-beer, half-beer. Something at least we can thank the Germanic and Celtic tribes for.
  6. "Small beer" often wasn't even fermented - just boiled flavoured water.
  7. Thought this program on Radio 4 last night was quite interesting, 'bout current understanding (or lack) of the affects of alcohol on the body.
  8. I've always known that beer is good for you.

    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, we all 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. And that's why you always feel smarter after a few beers.

    :D :D :D