Everyone has seen this. It’s warm outside, you go for a bike ride and you are up for a real cold drink? Just drink a beer, more precisely: a non-alcoholic beer. Today’s post is about the right rehydration in endurance sports. Cheers 🍺
- better taste compared to other iso-drinks
- effective rehydration drink
- slightly hypotonic: there is a low osmotic pressure in relation to the blood – thus the fluid balance remains constant
- isotonic: the particle concentration of beer is the same as that of blood
- Hops in beer have a calming effect
Wheat/ Barley contains nutrients that athletes need:
- natural carbohydrates,
- B vitamins: Involved in the formation of red blood cells
- Vitamin B9 (folic acid)
- Vitamin B12 – important for vegetarians and vegans, as it is found almost exclusively in animal foods
- scientifically well proven that potassium can quickly replenish the energy stores in the muscles
Pils or wheat?
- both types equally recommendable
- Pils comes with less carbon dioxide
- non-alcoholic beers are similar due to the purity law
Non-alcoholic beer vs. sports drink
- Sports drinks contain more sugar
- Sports drinks sometimes also have less natural vitamins
Wagner, G., 2016; Aderhold, L., 2013;Coombes & Hamilton 2000
Aderhold, L., (2013). Trinken im Laufsport zugriff am 18.05.2020 unter http://contao3.berlin-laeuft.de/fitness-news-details/items/trinken-im-laufsport-dr-dr-med-lutz-aderhold.html
Coombes, J. S., & Hamilton, K. L. (2000). The effectiveness of commercially available sports drinks. Sports Medicine, 29(3), 181-209.
Duplanty, A. A., Budnar, R. G., Luk, H. Y., Levitt, D. E., Hill, D. W., McFarlin, B. K., … & Vingren, J. L. (2017). Effect of Acute Alcohol Ingestion on Resistance Exercise–Induced mTORC1 Signaling in Human Muscle. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 31(1), 54-61.