Summer, Fitness and…Beer: 6 things they Have in Common

In the end of an exhausting day at work nothing sounds more tempting than a full, big, ice-cold, sweaty…mug of beer! Plus, would summer really be that good without this refreshing drink? After all, “life and beer are very similar. Chill for the best results.” By the way, did you know that as the days are getting hotter and hotter, people start drinking more beer? Well, it’s true that a glass of beer after work or a cold bottle at the picnic are definitely what we all need from time to time. What’s more, if you think about it, alcohol socializes. It brings pleasure and relaxation to the mind and soul. Who would refuse those, huh!? Here’s 6 things about beer, fitness and summer that might get your attention:
  1. Some people say that there’s hardly anyone who wouldn’t want to have a glass of beer after a long and tiring workout. Maybe there’s some explanation behind this fact. During intense exercises we tend to lose minerals like potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, etc. So, what?!
  2. In order to recover quickly after physical activity, fitness experts suggest that we consume more carbs (at least 30g) and proteins (about 7g). Of course, let’s not forget about taking liquids. We need those in order to rehydrate! Hey, if you’re interested to learn more, check out this article about the importance of water consumption.
  3. So, can we compensate everything we’ve lost with some beer? Let’s find out! According to specialists beer with 5.0% alcohol content has mainly ethanol and sugars. That’s about 150kcal per 330ml, which means around 60% calories are gained through ethanol and 35-40% - through carbohydrates. beer and fitness
  4. Such a minimal alcohol content is thought to have protective effects when it comes to cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Just like fruits and veggies, dark beers are full of antioxidants, which can fight with the oxidative stress.
  5. An interesting fact is that, as a malt product, beer can have quite an intriguing priority. It’s not just a sugar source; beer is a source of simple sugars that might be good for the glycogen synthesis.
  6. If you consume beer moderately, you can definitely take advantage of its wonderful properties. The drink also contains vitamins from the B group that can give you a lot of energy. So, you might think of getting a glass of beer after your workout, after all!
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