Beer and Your Health

Hasher have always known that the search for the 'beer check' is a predominant reason to be hashing.  Hashing is healthy.  It gets you outside running, or walking.  Some running purists argue that running, and drinking beer, can not go together.  However there is some scientific evidence that beer is a good for hydration, and that it does not have a high enough concentration of alcohol to induce a diuretic effect, which spirits do.  They argue that the stuff found in beer - the salts, sugars, and bubbles - reenergize the body after a workout, and helps our body  to better absorb water.  Here are a few articles on the topic of beer and sports.  In summery, moderation seems to be the answer.

Links to ArticlesQuotation from Article
Beer after sport 'is good for the body' - The Telegraph - By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent 5:30PM GMT 01 Nov 2007 "A beer after playing a game of football, a long run, or a strenuous round of golf can be good for the body, scientists say. ... Spanish researchers say beer can help someone who is dehydrated retain liquid better than water."
Cheers - Beer, dehydration and recovery - Running Times - By Pete Pfitzinger, M.S.
As featured in the June 2003 issue of Running Times Magazine
"... many runners drink alcohol with no deleterious effects, but for some it is harmful not just to running performance but general health as well. The effects of alcohol and how much alcohol can be safely consumed vary widely between individuals and depend on the conditions. After a hot weather race, two beers may affect you like a six-pack."
10 Water Alternatives; reach for these the next time you're thirsty - MensHealth "A Beer Shandy-one part lager to one part lemonade or sprite - is OK". and number 10 on listed as top 10 alternatives to water."
Beer Nutrition - About.com Nutrition - By Shereen Jegtvig, Updated September 16, 2011 "Drinking one beer per day may be good for your health because it has been associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease."

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