Beer IS better than water

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  1. the 4th hanson bro

    the 4th hanson bro No one can resist my Schweddy balls! Moderator

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    Science says so. Spanish researchers have said that beer is better at rehydration after strenous exercise than water.

    Further proves Ben Franklin's statement that "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

    The article goes on to say that
     
  2. Supreme Admiral

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    Are you kidding me? :guffaw: I wouldn't never drink beer after exercise!
     
  3. RandyS

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    Yeah, that's complete bullshit. And it sounds like something my brother would say.

    Anything to justify his damn drinking.
     
  4. Mallory

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    Well, duh! :beer:
     
  5. the 4th hanson bro

    the 4th hanson bro No one can resist my Schweddy balls! Moderator

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    We always have a beer or two after a hockey game. Tastes good and goes down well. Woe unto the person who forgets the beer when it's their turn.
     
  6. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    I like beer, but I'm going to call crap on this one. Alcohol is dehydrating, so there's no way this makes sense.
     
  7. Mallory

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    When I was in college I had to take two PE courses to graduate. The first one I took was tennis. But the second one was bowling, the only college course I ever took where there was a bar serving beer during "class".

    When I played softball, we used to drink beer before the game. I guess we were just making sure we were well-hydrated. The times I played hockey were all outside on natural ice where the beverage of choice was brandy.
     
  8. sidious618

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    Yeah, it's bullshit.
     
  9. Mallory

    Mallory Moderator Admiral

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    Just like my kids, you youngsters think you know everything. You'll learn. Especially after you get married. :D
     
  10. Lumen

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    The alcohol content is beer is usually only 5-7%, right? I suppose it's conceivable that the other 95% is hydrating.
     
  11. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    Look, I love beer. Beer was the foundation that western civilization was built on (I'm not making that up, it was a major reason for grain production and it purified water so it was safe to consume). I just don't see how something with 5% (or so) abv would beat something with no alcohol, so there would be no chance of dehydrating from it.
     
  12. Roger Wilco

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    No, it's not. Beer is extremely refreshing after physical exertion. I think it's not a good idea while you're working out though.
     
  13. Da'an

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    I'd be more impressed if they compared beer to the "isotonic" sports drinks rather than ordinary water.
     
  14. RoJoHen

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    I would say that something like a Microbrew would be all right for you after a workout because it contains a fair amount of protein and vitamins. So in that way, yes, it would be better than water.

    But a protein shake would be better than beer.
     
  15. Jax

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    I think these Spanish researchers have forgotten that beer still makes you pissed ;)
     
  16. broberfett

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    Benjamin Franklin also said not to ignore older women sexually, just put a sack over their head and regard them from the waist down.
     
  17. Holdfast

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    Lame. :(
     
  18. Lumen

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    :lol: Yeah, that's not "moderate" around here, either. That's what happens when you sit down.
     
  19. dave_R_treker

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    This can't be right. Sounds like something The Onion would put out.
     
  20. Chaos Descending

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    I can't believe all of you Luddites arguing with science. :(